Abstract Expressionism

Robert Motherwell @ Bernard Jacobson

John Bunker reviews Robert Motherwell: Abstract Expressionism at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, on view through November 26, 2016. Bunker writes: “Motherwell has a reputation for being the clever aesthete who was always too enamoured of the ‘Old World’ of Mediterranean sunshine, azure skies, Gauloises packets – and always with an eye for rare book wrappers […]

Zao Wou-Ki @ Asia Society
New York Times

Roberta Smith reviews No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki at Asia Society, New York, on view through January 8, 2017. Smith writes: “It is an intriguing, peripatetic, at times beautiful affair of 60 works from 1943 to 2003, with paintings on canvas and paper, watercolors and several kinds of prints. Yet Zao slips through your fingers, running […]

Helen Frankenthaler: Pure Color
LA Times

Carolina A. Miranda interviews John Elderfield, curator of Line into Color, Color into Line: Helen Frankenthaler, Paintings, 1962–1987 at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, on view through October 29, 2016. Elderfield remarks: “The traditional way, of course, is to make a drawing as the basis of a painting, then add color to it. In ‘Mountains and Sea,’ you […]

Reading Cy Twombly
The Paris Review Daily

Mary Jacobus blogs about the “inventive use of literary quotation and allusion throughout [CyTwombly’s] long career and his relation to poetry as an inspiration for his art,” the subject of her new book Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint (Princeton University Press).

Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko
Neoteric Art

Norbert Marszalek blogs about a visit to Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko at the The Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., on view through February 20, 2017. Marszalek writes: “The painting is Rothko’s Untitled (Seagram Mural sketch) from 1959 that was part of his Four Seasons commission. The […]

Richard Pousette-Dart: Transcendental Expressionist

Blog post revisiting Jack Kroll’s April 1961 profile of painter Richard Pousette-Dart, republished on the occasion of the exhibition Richard Pousette-Dart: The Centennial at Pace Gallery, New York, on view through October 15, 2016. Kroll writes: “The art of Richard Pousette-Dart seems very much in the line of American “home-made” eidolonian transcendentalism. He is a […]

Pat Passlof: Paintings from the 50s

An exhibition of early works by Pat Passlof tells the story of a talented, audacious painter coming of age during a legendary decade of New York painting.

Milton Resnick: Painting to Live

Geoffrey Dorfman discusses the life and work of painter Milton Resnick.

Al Held’s Visual Thresholds

The graphic monumentality of Al Held’s Alphabet Paintings comes from vigorously painted architectonic arrangements of letterforms painted on near-mural scale canvases.

Jan Müller’s Abstract Tale

An exhibition that showcases a number of Jan Müller’s mature, large-scale paintings is a welcome, if short lived, opportunity to see his monumental Abstract Expressionist allegories.

The Drawings of Clyfford Still

A selection of Clyfford Still’s 1,500 drawings reflect a practice of lifelong visual inquiry and show drawing to be an important, perhaps crucial, tool in Still’s dramatic evolution from regional artist to icon of the New York School.

Ray Parker’s Meta-World

Loosely brushed but clearly defined forms on off-white grounds that give the curious impression they are observations painted from life even though they are abstract expressionist works through and through.

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler’s paintings are a unique blend of eastern and western styles and recalling at once calligraphic landscape painting and analytic cubism.

Perle Fine: The Cool Series

A student of Hans Hofmann, Perle Fine’s artistic circle included the most accomplished New York School and European painters.

Clyfford Still Museum: The Exception

In 2011 The the Clyfford Still Museum will finally open its doors.

Milton Resnick Speaks

In a recently posted audio recording, Milton Resnick speaks about painting and his work.

Budd Hopkins (1932 – 2011)

Better known for his parallel career as a UFO advocate and author, Budd Hopkins, deserves to be remembered for his painting career.

Cy Twombly Remembered (1928-2011)

Cy Twombly worked purely, it seemed, from his feelings, thoughts, and impulses.

Hedda Sterne (1911 – 2011)

Hedda Sterne’s work always remained fiercely individual, ground-breaking, and difficult to categorize.

Clyfford Still: A Life in Paintings

Clyfford Still: A Life in Paintings featuring painter Bill Jensen discussing his own discovery of Clyfford Still’s work.