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Pre-20th-Century Art
This week between editing and teaching, I managed to visit a few key exhibitions and concerts featuring compelling rarities. Two of them come thanks to recommendations from Holland Cotter, of the New York Times. Lately, I've been really appreciating his exhibition
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to see the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see their current exhibition, John William Waterhouse: Garden of Enchantement. Not only is an exhibition like this a unique experience (it has been since the
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Many beers at Barbara’s bar at the Brewery here in LA resulted in the following list. They are all French. They are all painters. So it goes, in descending order: 5. Seurat. He’s underrated the way Roy Lichtenstein is. Divisionism
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Museums of all kinds are wonderful, but big museums tend to be devoted to one conventional subject (like art or history-boring!), and feature well-curated, non-terrifying exhibits. This is why I prefer the type of museum that you stumble across by accident,
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The last week has been a blur of airplanes, trains, boats and buses, and so my Cultural Diary is most atypical of my normal daily life. Since my four-year-old son was born, I don’t travel as much as I used to,
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Last week, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London hosted a panel titled "The Function of the Studio: Four Artists in Conversation" with artists Shezad Dawood, Gautier Deblonde, Antony Gormley and Andrew Grassie. From the program for the evening, as advertised
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‘Olympia’, 1863-65, Paris. A number of years ago I happily managed to be in Paris for two weeks. Being a student, I didn’t have much money, so instead of fancy restaurants, I spent most of my time in the
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( Neville Wakefield is the Curator of Frieze Projects at Frieze Art Fair. Cecily Brown is an English painter working in New York. Here is a short and funny interview of Cecily. It provides insight into the way she works. Most
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This list includes 10 seminal works from the 20th century classical repertoire. They represent a range of styles and methods explored during the past century. In a way, they were included because they are "the pieces that everyone talks about." I
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Walton Ford, New Work at Paul Kasmin Gallery The Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London – 3 December 1830 Oh, what a travesty to miss this exhibit!! Thanks to Morbid Anatomy, I’ve been spared just such a disappointment. Walton Ford’s
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Today I'd like to recommend a quick click to one of my favorite blogs, A Journey Round My Skull. Every post is absolutely fascinating and there are so many rarities to be had here that you come away with the feeling
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One of the strange aspects of the internet's ever-growing presence in our lives is the way we carve trails into the online landscape. Visiting the same sites regularly mimics the feeling of a neighborhood; a group of familiar spaces whose imagined