Post Impressionism

John Elderfield on Cézanne’s Portraits
Brooklyn Rail

Phong Bui interviews John Elderfield, curator of Cézanne Portraits on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. through July 8, 2018. Elderfield comments: “Cézanne records a face without interpreting. Of course, we will find ourselves interpreting. We do so when we look at the face of someone one on the subway. But […]

Seurat’s Circus Sideshow @ the Met

Phyllis Tuchman reviews Seurat’s Circus Sideshow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on view through May 29, 2017. Tuchman writes: “As in his other major works, Seurat was portraying an actual place in Circus Sideshow (Parade de Cirque)… A sequence of nine gas lamps perched above the temporary stage illuminates the scene; another […]

Justice to Pissarro

Cezanne himself was right in maintaining, “We are all derived from Pissarro.”