Nicole Eisenman @ Carnegie International

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Photo blog of Nicole Eisenman's works on view in the 2013 Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, on view through March 16, 2014.

The exhibition website notes that "the work of Nicole Eisenman spans the absurd and abject to the introspective and irreverent, drawing on sources as varied as the iconography of classical myths and popular culture in general. Her paintings and sculptures vacillate between the depiction of a world rooted in the visual language of art history and a forthright, comedic, and critical meditation on contemporary life. Epic subjects worthy of history painting, such as icy arctic expeditions, go hand in hand with scenes of family dinners or casual gatherings of friends at a beer garden. Eisenman is a historian at will, freely taking from predecessors such as Baroque history painting, allegorical genre painting, Social Realism, and the figurative work of visionary artists like Philip Guston and Francis Picabia."

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