The humanity in Still's paintings is elemental, not descriptive. These paintings are meant to be felt as much as seen, and Jensen correctly cautions against our contemporary bias toward the visual in painting.
Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.
By the end of our two years at RISD, Craig Davidson had given up his fine art. Doing design and painting at the same time seemed to be stretching it too thin. But it turns out Craig has picked up where he left off all those years ago.
Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.