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Death, Destruction and Deity: Painting Guernica
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Gijs van Hensbergen considers a panoply of sources and influences on Picasso’s Guernica (1937) on the occasion of the exhibition Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, on view through September 4, 2017. Hensbergen writes: “Picasso’s magpie instinct and voracious visual memory is legendary but there is […]

Barbara Rose on Painting After Postmodernism
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An excerpt from Barbara Rose’s catalog essay for the exhibition Painting After Postmodernism: Belgium / USA, on view through November 16 at Vanderborght and Cinéma Galeries/the Underground, Brussels. The show features works by Mil Ceulemans, Joris Ghekiere, Bernard Gilbert, Marc Maet, Werner Mannaers, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Bart Vandevijvere, Jan Vanriet, Walter Darby Bannard, Karen Gunderson, Martin […]

Degas: A New Vision
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Pac Pobric previews Degas: A New Vision at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on view from October 16, 2016 – January 16, 2017. Pobric writes: “Degas’s work from the 1870s onward tends to be perpetually ‘in progress’, [Henri] Loyrette says. ‘He is always repeating and adding new elements, so the work is much more open than […]

Rothko and Music
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In excerpt from his new book, Mark Rothko: from the Inside Out (Yale University Press), Christopher Rothko reflects on his father’s love of music (in particular Mozart) and its influence on his paintings. Christopher Rothko writes: “Rothko paintings, at their most affective, do engage us in a full-body experience touching all the senses. On the […]