Dear Weather: Buzz Spector on Hobbema, Gainsbourough, & Vermeer

Little popcorn puffs or higher, more distant, cirrus… a shorthand for how the duration of a painting allows for some time.

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

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Sarah Slappey on James Ensor

James Ensor, The Tribulations of Saint Anthony, 1887, Oil on canvas, 46 ⅜ x 66 inches James Ensor, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Hieronymous Bosch have all painted depictions of the torment of Saint Anthony by demons and monsters. In Ensor’s Tribulations of Saint...

Barry Nemett on Gwen John

The building weighs less than a flower. The parasol stem dreams about being a wicker chair…

David Humphrey on James Ensor

Misreading pleases me almost as much as mishearing. The read or heard phrase arrives into consciousness seeming to belong to someone else…

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One man is found pulling leaves from a stem, as if counting down time. Another man stares longingly at a pile of petals.

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Its minimal linear elements raced around the side of the canvas and played with my expectations of where paint would normally be.

Raoul Middleman on Paul Cezanne

There is almost a metaphysical postponement of finish throughout these portraits, a hesitation as if waiting for an informant of the future to complete them.