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Chagall’s Artistic Battle with Malevich and the Forces of Suprematism
Giacometti’s ‘Final Portrait’September 19, 2018
The movie ‘Final Portrait’ is a faithful rendition of the book by James Lord, ‘A Giacometti Portrait.’ The book was published in 1965, a year after Lord had posed for Alberto Giacometti in the artist’s studio. The portrait...
The Colorful Vision Of Bodys Isek KingelezSeptember 5, 2018
The color was overwhelming. I was on the third floor of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, visiting an exhibit called ‘Bodys Isek Kingelez: City of Dreams.’ Kingelez was a sculptor of architecture who lived...
Heavenly Bodies Spring To Life In New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of ArtJuly 30, 2018
I am not Catholic. And I am not up on the latest fashions. Yet here I was, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Fifth Avenue with thousands of other fashionista museum-goers, enthralled by...
George Washington’s Triumphant Return To America – See His Modello At The FrickJuly 16, 2018
George Washington, the father of the United States, died on December 14, 1799, at the age of 67. Sixteen years later, Washington began posing for a posthumous portrait by the leading neoclassicist sculptor of the day, Antonio Canova....
The Futility of Trying to Understand Giacometti—or Anything ElseJune 28, 2018
Near the end of the Giacometti exhibit in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a video of the artist being interviewed. Giacometti’s hair is at once combed and struggling to break free of the influence of...
Grant Wood And His Wry Sense of HumorJune 14, 2018
By the time you read this, the Grant Wood exhibit in the Whitney Museum in New York City will be over. ‘American Gothic’ will be heading back to its home, the Art Institute of Chicago. Why did I...
Picasso Sighting in New York City—He’s Mowing his LawnJune 7, 2018
I looked across the street and saw Pablo Picasso mowing his lawn. He was ten feet tall. He was inside a fence, which was unusual, and the expression on his face, with both eyes bulging and a look...
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