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Entries by John Seed from 12/2013

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse at the Seattle Art Museum

| Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

When artist Robert Davidson -- a Canadian artist of Haida heritage -- talks about his reverence for the Old Masters he isn't referring to Rembrandt or Titian: he is referring to Haida masters and to the carvings and ceremonial images they made prior to any contact with European culture.

10 Memorable Paintings From 2013

| Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

With or without the comments I have provided these paintings make powerful visual statements on their own. These are great paintings, and all of them are fresh off the easel: they give me hope for the future of painting.

An Alluring Woman With Fries and McDonaldization in Art

| Posted 12.27.2013 | Arts

Those thin yellow pillars of starch, fried golden, sprinkled with a revelatory tang of salt and presented in an apple-red carton are a contemporary image of temptation that transcends all boundaries of gender, culture and belief.