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Why Do the English Insist on Showing Rubens If They Dislike Him So Much?
Author and Blogger at loveartnotpeople.uk/.org
The Royal Academy's Rubens and His Legacy raises more questions than answers and make me wonder why the English find it so difficult to understand or even tolerate him. The clearest example of this confusion comes from the exhibition's fiercest critic,
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?
Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell
J. Michael Welton
Editor and Publisher, ArchitectsAndArtisans.com
It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.
Daniel Maidman and Noah Becker in Conversation: Next Topic
artist and novelist
Noah Becker and Daniel Maidman both make figurative paintings and write about art. Their ongoing conversation, conducted by email, illustrates two people with profoundly different outlooks on their many points of commonality working towards a shared vocabulary for talking about art.
Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter
Author, 'Astoria Characters'
For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.
Beyond the White Cube: Time Traveling with Artist Frohawk Two Feathers
writer, editor, and curator
Born Umar Rashid in Chicago in 1976, he one day began looking into his own heritage and was disappointed at the meager information he uncovered. So, he started inventing his own ancestry.
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Lessons for the President on the Art of Diplomacy
Author, Master of Shadows
The painter Peter Paul Rubens has a good deal in common with Barack Obama, and the Old Master's life offers lessons that the president might well find instructive.
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