Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.
The snow would be waist high and the temperature freezing or below. Lou would be Eskimo-like…
How did I manage to get to the great museum on the parkway, perched like a castle above the two rivers?
Gertrude Stein is as famous for her art collecting as she is for her writing. As an American living in Paris with her wife Alice B. Toklas…
Over and over again, the sky changed: until it was brand new. Or I was.
Picasso said of Cezanne: “He is the father of us all.” In this essay I want to take the “us” expansively.
The blade may be in front of the self-portrait of the axe man… but it serves to slice the man into numerous pieces.
In his mature works the portraits are literally portraits of the walking dead.
It’s a curious thing to feel an immediate and unflagging connection and respect for a fellow painter’s work
They depict a psychological violence resulting from a basic cold-heartedness in human nature.