Rackstraw Downes on Hercules Segers at the MET

Rackstraw Downes on Hercules Segers at the MET

Hercules Segers, Rocky Landscape with a Gorge, First Version, 1625-30, Line etching and drypoint printed in blue, on a pink ground; second state of two, 6 x 6.3 inches, On view at ‘The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers’ exhibition at the MET in New...
Luke Murphy on Robert Fludd

Luke Murphy on Robert Fludd

     Robert Fludd, Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atqve technica historia : in duo volumina secundum cosmi differentiam diuisa, 1617. A couple years ago I was working in Times Square when the power grid for much of the eastern...
James McGarrell on Jan Vermeer

James McGarrell on Jan Vermeer

Jan Vermeer, The Artist in His Studio, 1665-1670, Oil on canvas, 52 x 44 inches, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna For a long time in my early development as a painter I regretted that the medium did not arm its practitioners to control movement in time as the...
And then the Real Nature Showed Up: Emilie Clark on Rubens

And then the Real Nature Showed Up: Emilie Clark on Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens, Fox and Wolf Hunt, 1616, Oil on canvas, 96 5/8 x 148 1/8 inches, Metropolitan Museum of Art Last week I went to the Met to pick out a painting to write about for Painters on Painting. I had initially thought that I would write about a contemporary...