Lisa Hoke on Addie Herder

Hers are the machines that we can’t hold onto, fleeting signs of our human desire to mark which way to go.

Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.

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Michelle Stuart on Maya Art

They are simple yet complex, erotic yet spiritual, wildly designed yet perfectly rendered to fit both the scale of the object and the place in architecture.

Tony Robbin on the Painter of Pech Merle

25,000 years ago an artist who looked a lot like you and me (except without the haircut and the Uniqlo clothes) climbed down 150 feet below the surface of what is now called France…

Dennis Congdon on La Pittura di Giardino

La Pittura di Giardino (The Garden Fresco in the Villa di Livia), Circa 30 - 20 BCE Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome Italy On my second trip to Rome I came upon the frescoes of Livia’s Garden Room, an experience for which I was, to say the least, unprepared. The pale...

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Ali Miller on Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Alexa Wilding fluctuates between a confident and seductive nymph, a stiff and unamused model, and a vulnerable damsel awaiting a rescue.

Mariel Herring on Chuta Kimura

Imagine if de Kooning and Matisse painted a landscape together, and maybe Bonnard was their professor/mentor? That’s ya boi Kimura.

Suzanne Unrein on Henri Rousseau

His mane strangely blows forward on a windless night, while his eye appears as a mesmerizing orb that plays off the moon and mandolin.

Patrick McDonough on Benjamin Edwards

Entering the studio with “Justin” was an unforgettable kind of magic, like passing through a Super Nintendo game portal where the colors and the physics forever change.