Surrealism

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry
James Kalm Report

James Kalm visits Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry at the Jewish Museum, New York, on view through September 4, 2017. Kalm notes: “Through her involvement in the art world Stettheimer came in contact with the most advanced members of the avant-garde who had flocked to New York, like Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia. Not having to […]

Looking at Late de Chirico
Brooklyn Rail

Matvey Levenstein, Stephen Ellis, and Lisa Yuskavage discuss de Chirico’s oft maligned late work. Their comments were submitted as part of a panel (moderated by Giovanni Casini) associated with the exhibition Giorgio de Chirico ā€“ Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini ā€“ Giorgio de Chirico at the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), New York, on […]

Francis Picabia @ MoMA
Too Much Art

Mario Naves reviews Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on view through March 19, 2017. Naves concludes that the exhibition “is an attempt at promoting Picabia up the totem pole of great artists in the cause of revamping the Modernist ‘narrative.’ As played out […]

Surreal/Unreal @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
Lita Barrie: Huffington Post Arts

Lita Barrie reviews Surreal/Unreal at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, on view through February 18, 2017. The show features works by Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Georgio de Chirico, Joan Miro, Dorothea Tanning, Hans Bellmer, Jacques Herold, Oskar Fischinger, Frederick Kann, Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta, Jose Luis Cuevas, Wilfredo Lam, Oswaldo Vigas, Alexander Calder, Hans […]

Francis Picabia’s Prescient, Painterly Promiscuousness
Hyperallergic

Dennis Kardon reviews Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on view through March 19, 2017. Kardon writes: Kardon writes: “Picabia, a pioneering modernist, has long been known as an early cubist and a leader of the anarchic Dada movement, while his later […]

Emily Carr & Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia
Art:21 Magazine

Colin Browne considers the impact of a little known meeting between modernist painter Emily Carr and German surrealist Wolfgang Paalen on their subsequent work.