James Kalm video blogs a walkthrough of the exhibition Life in Death: Still Lifes and Select Masterworks of Chaim Soutine at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, on view through June 14, 2014.
The gallery press release notes that: "The exhibition will focus on the artist’s still life paintings, most often depicting slaughtered carcasses of hares and fowl – images of death and dying. The works pulsate with vibrancy and energy, as paint and brushstrokes resonate with life. The directness of these images, in both subject matter and sheer painterliness, has influenced generations of artists. Select portraits and landscapes in this exhibition complement the still lifes and reinforce the coherence of Soutine’s visceral vision."