Treedom: Ron Milewicz at the New York Studio School

In Milewicz’s drawings, stillness prevails, the way actual scenes seem to suspend themselves before our gazes.

Watteau’s Eloquent Formalism
Painting Perceptions

John Goodrich visits Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection and shares his observations about Watteau’s striking formalism. Goodrich writes: “Superficially, Watteau is all fanciful froth – charming subject matter, feathery modeling, a light, darting touch. But what distinguishes Watteau are his extraordinary and comprehensive intuitions about formal rhythms — in this case, […]

Raphael: The Drawings
London Review of Books

Charles Hope reviews Raphael: The Drawings at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, on view through September 3, 2017. Hope writes: “One of the great strengths of the exhibition is the way it illustrates Raphael’s increasing mastery of and obvious pleasure in the medium of drawing during his years in Rome. This comes across most strongly in […]

Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings & Plant Drawings
Art Observed

D. Creahan reviews Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings and Plant Drawings at Matthew Marks Gallery, o view through June 24, 2017. Crehan writes: “Alongside his body of paintings, Matthew Marks is also exhibiting a series of Kelly’s Plant Drawings, a long-running series of graphite and ink drawings made as observations of the natural curves and lines of […]

Raphael: The Drawings @ the Ashmolean Museum
Apollo Magazine

Curator Catherine Whistler previews Raphael: The Drawings which will be on view at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from June 1 – September. 3, 2017. Whistler notes: “Looking closely at Raphael drawings is always a moving experience; considering the drawings in terms of their cognitive and affective aspects, rather than as stepping-stones towards the final painting, […]

Mantegna to Matisse @ the Frick
Art Unwashed

Laura Gilbert reviews the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery at the Frick Collection, New York, on view through Janaury 23, 2012. “As might be expected in a show that covers art from the late Middle Ages to the early 20th century, the styles and purposes of the drawings are all […]