Letters from Helen O’Leary | Art in Isolation

While googling ‘how to fertilize tree peonies and will they grow in the shade’ I for a minute linger on the Washington Post main page and get enough in two seconds to know the world is bad.

Haley Josephs on Alice Neel

I felt the awkward little girl in me stirring, a sense of vulnerability recognized and transformed into a different kind of power by this painting.

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.

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.