Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.
The predella panel of Fra Angelico’s Perugia Altarpiece envisions the humble yet heroic life of Saint Nicholas, also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker.
This rather battered old reproduction hangs in my studio. I’ve owned it since I was five, which is when I first and last saw the original.
Niccolo di Pietro, Saint Ursula and Her Maidens, ca. 1410, Tempera and gold on wood, 37 x 31 inches I love stories. I have always loved them more in pictures than in words -- narrative events shown rather than told. All paintings tell stories. Perhaps it is the core...
Few previous painters were capable of challenging and disturbing the consumerist mentality and self-satisfaction of the middle class and the economic and social systems that sustained them.
The alchemy of using a fragment of a scan of parsley to represent a forest was a revelation.
The readmission of artists like Grant Wood into high art discourses may open the door to many more types of representation, inclusive of many more places, lives, and subjectivities.
Within a year of exhibiting it, he would never paint like this again
The woman and man are eternally bound in a psychopathologically perverse interpretation of yin and yang.
Little popcorn puffs or higher, more distant, cirrus… a shorthand for how the duration of a painting allows for some time.