Art in Context

Saturday Night with Madame Cézanne

The Metropolitan Museum's Madame Cezanne and its accompanying catalogue go a long way toward rewriting a well-worn narrative of conjugal disfunction.

Paint This!

The cityscape painter needs a thicker skin than other kinds of painters.

Andrew Wyeth at Adelson Galleries

I approach Andrew Wyeth’s work circumspectly, in order to tease apart and separate the art from the commodity.

Rousseau and Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting
at the Morgan

There are a couple of exhibitions of nineteenth-century landscape painting now on view at the Morgan Library & Museum.

Egon Schiele’s Portraits

A master of the unbroken contour, Schiele could suggest the living swells and valleys of a figure so dexterously that any elaboration by means of value would have been, well, academic.

    My opinion is that new needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements. — Jackson Pollock