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What's in a Name? Plenty for Artists
Titles of works of art seem to matter, but it is not clear why. A seascape titled "Seascape" seems redundant; announcing the location of the seascape ("Penobscot Bay at Nightfall") seems to comfort people.
The Impressionists and Philadelphia
Author, reviewer, and blogger
I hadn't been to Philadelphia in so long that I couldn't even pin down the date, but when I heard about the Impressionists exhibition at the Art Museum, and its focus on their indefatigable cheerleader and art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, I knew I had to go.
Paris Journal: Paul Durand-Ruel
The Musee du Luxembourg has devoted a show to Paul Durand-Ruel, the Impressionist impresario who also confirmed to Flaubert's dictum about being "regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
Barcelona Journal IV: Picasso
Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and in l895 arrived in Barcelona, as a young art student. If you'd seen his work for sale on a street corner would you have snapped it up?
A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.
Concert pianist, recording artist, academic professor
We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?
Paris Journal VIII: Felix Vallotton
Talking "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" With the Art Institute's Gloria Groom
Host, 'The Interview Show'; Syndicated humor columnist
Old Bones, New Flesh: Sonnabend's Twomblys
artist and novelist
Twombly does not exist outside of visual art, like pure Dada, which is essentially conceptual. He subscribes to the visual tradition. This gives him the affinity and perspective to pull a Korine with it, to scrape off the flesh until the bones of grammar emerge.
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UK's Desperate Plan To Keep Manet Painting
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Paris: A Feast of Contemporary Art?
Art-loving New Yorker who works at MoMAPS1
Is contemporary art welcome in the city of lights? The art world has descended upon Paris in search of an answer to that question, with all eyes on a major contemporary art fair.
Paul Gauguin, In Search of the Primitive: Jacques Jouet's
is highly successful, morally anchored experimental fiction. Jouet provokes fundamental rethinking of the permanent questions about the West's relation to its "savage" other.
The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations
Michael Henry Adams
Writer, Lecturer, Historian and Activist
Celebrated among aesthetes, the Barnes Foundation comprises a private collection groaning with manifold treasures among which are found African sculptures, Asian prints and Native American ceramics.
Art Review: Ron Mallory, Kinetic Artist, Shows in Paris
Author, Actress, Critic, malloryhollywoodeast.blogspot.com
On May 19 in Paris on 32 Rue de Lille, the RCM Galerie will have a Vernissage, a private opening, of the show stopping kinetic art by the renown artist Ron Mallory. Perhaps I'm a bit biased in my enthusiasm because I'm the former Mrs. Ronald Mallory.
French Art: After Paris
White House Correspondent, Host, Director, Film Executive, Pr...
We have all been deeply shocked and horrified by the Parisian attacks. I was thinking today, that after I had the chance to catch my breath in the fast paced "news" cycles as a White House Correspondent, where was the art in all this?
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