Painting

It was so hot in Rome in mid-July that even a short walk to the Scudierie del Quirinale felt more like a bad dream than a pleasant morning jaunt. But if the dust and heat were a bit nightmarish, the show on view there through the 30th, "From Caravaggio to...
It was so hot in Rome in mid-July that even a short walk to the Scudierie del Quirinale felt more like a bad dream than a pleasant morning jaunt. But if the dust and heat were a bit nightmarish, the show on view there through the 30th, "From Caravaggio to... Read full entry
Greylock Gallery in Williamstown MA presents a variety of figurative painting in a range of renderings and style, from serene to expressive. Multiple points of view abound, yet all work embraces the real world as source of the paintings’ narratives. Tracy...
Greylock Gallery in Williamstown MA presents a variety of figurative painting in a range of renderings and style, from serene to expressive. Multiple points of view abound, yet all work embraces the real world as source of the paintings’ narratives. Tracy... Read full entry
Last November, on one of those perpetually cool yet cloudless Bay Area autumn afternoons, I had the good fortune of finding myself at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco's emerging DoReMi arts district (comprised of the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill,...
Last November, on one of those perpetually cool yet cloudless Bay Area autumn afternoons, I had the good fortune of finding myself at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco's emerging DoReMi arts district (comprised of the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill,... Read full entry
When I walked into the unassuming entrance of the Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, Queens, I was expecting a tense scene: competitors sitting in dead silence around a table, wringing their hands and anxiously awaiting their fate; the...
When I walked into the unassuming entrance of the Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, Queens, I was expecting a tense scene: competitors sitting in dead silence around a table, wringing their hands and anxiously awaiting their fate; the... Read full entry
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While New York City’s renowned Fischbach Gallery may have closed its physical doors for the season, its online exhibition The Endless Summer continues to serve up an aestival e-feast for hungry eyes. “After 50 plus years, the Fischbach Gallery...
While New York City’s renowned Fischbach Gallery may have closed its physical doors for the season, its online exhibition The Endless Summer continues to serve up an aestival e-feast for hungry eyes. “After 50 plus years, the Fischbach Gallery... Read full entry
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The moment Barbara Ernst Prey applies a brushstroke to paper, the swath of color she leaves behind is something simultaneously brand new and old. “I paint every day with my mother’s brushes,” the artist says from her bright third-floor studio in the...
The moment Barbara Ernst Prey applies a brushstroke to paper, the swath of color she leaves behind is something simultaneously brand new and old. “I paint every day with my mother’s brushes,” the artist says from her bright third-floor studio in the... Read full entry
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            Portraiture is an ancient and durable genre. The vanity of patrons and the circumstances of official image-making play important roles in the tradition, of course, and much first-rate work...
            Portraiture is an ancient and durable genre. The vanity of patrons and the circumstances of official image-making play important roles in the tradition, of course, and much first-rate work... Read full entry
If you didn’t happen to be in Amsterdam or Helsinki early last year, when the exhibition “Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, Theater, and Cinema, 1875–1918” was on view at theVan Gogh Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum, then a mournful...
If you didn’t happen to be in Amsterdam or Helsinki early last year, when the exhibition “Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, Theater, and Cinema, 1875–1918” was on view at theVan Gogh Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum, then a mournful... Read full entry
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Although there is no record of Norman Rockwell donning an African dashiki or sitting in a lotus position chatting Om while painting in his Stockbridge, Massachusetts, studio, he is a man who kept up with the times. Despite his wholesome view of an America...
Although there is no record of Norman Rockwell donning an African dashiki or sitting in a lotus position chatting Om while painting in his Stockbridge, Massachusetts, studio, he is a man who kept up with the times. Despite his wholesome view of an America... Read full entry
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You are a painter. One lovely summer day, an iconic vision comes to mind: you see yourself seated at your easel in a field of flowers, working peacefully on a plein-air landscape painting as clouds float above and bees pass by, humming in a friendly...
You are a painter. One lovely summer day, an iconic vision comes to mind: you see yourself seated at your easel in a field of flowers, working peacefully on a plein-air landscape painting as clouds float above and bees pass by, humming in a friendly... Read full entry
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