Monthly Archives: April 2012

Edgar Degas

Painting, is it meant to be seen? One works for two or three living friends, and for others one hasn’t met or who have died. — Edgar Degas “The art of painting is to surround a touch of Venetian red … Continue reading

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Flowers!!! Springtime!!!

  Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) Edward Burra (1905-1976) Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) Odilon Redon (1840-1916) Lucian Freud (1922-2011) Edouard Manet (1832-1883) Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Jean-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) Emil Nolde (1867-1956) James Ensor (1860-1949)

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Edward Burra: The Revelation

Edward Burra, The Taverna, 1924 An excerpt from a letter to Conrad Aiken from Edward Burra: I hate houses & don’t care about them at all or furniture of dinky all atomic kitchens or anything like that at all, nor … Continue reading

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Edouard Vuillard, Exquisite Soul

Edouard Vuillard, The Terrace at Vasouy, the Garden, 1901, reworked 1935, National Gallery, London Edouard Vuillard has long been one of my favorite painters, and my affection for him has never wavered since I first fell in love with his … Continue reading

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The Schlock of the New

In case anyone missed this (and who could blame them), here’s the 60 Minutes report on the state of the Contemporary Art world following on the one they did 20 years ago: A few things of note: 1. We … Continue reading

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Pissarro and Cézanne to Gorky

Camille Pissarro, Le Potager de Pissarro á Pontoise, 1877 Paul Cézanne, Le Potager de Pissarro á Pontoise, 1877 In my last post ( on Pissarro I was touching on what I find missing from a large part of the landslide epidemic … Continue reading

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Camille Pissarro–Les Turpitudes Sociales

I was recently looking through the book Pissarro’s People, published in conjunction with a show at the Clark Art Institute and saw his wonderful Turpitudes Sociales drawings reproduced there in full. It was the first time I’d seen all 28 of … Continue reading

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