John Moore on Pierre Roy

John Moore on Pierre Roy

Pierre Roy, METRIC SYSTEM, 1933, oil on canvas, 57 5/8 x 39 inches In the seventies while living in Philadelphia I spent a lot of time at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where I first saw Pierre Roy’s Metric System. Roy is a painter whose work came to the PMA as...
Murray Zimiles on Kazimir Malevich

Murray Zimiles on Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich, Knife Grinder, 1912-13, Oil on canvas, 31×31 inches Kasimir Malevich is best known in America for his Suprematist painting, White on White (1918), in the collection of MOMA. Less well known are his Futurist works, made a few years earlier, works...
Roberto Juarez on Hilma af Klint

Roberto Juarez on Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint, Violet Blossoms with Guidelines, 1919, Watercolor on paper The first time I experienced the work of Hilma af Klint was in the 1986 exhibition, The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890 – 1985 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her...
Richard Kalina on Stuart Davis

Richard Kalina on Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis, Rue Lipp, 1928, Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches A little while ago I went to the Stuart Davis retrospective at the Whitney. I was expecting to like it, and I did. I’ve seen my fair share of Davis’ paintings over the years, and I have particularly fond...
Nancy Hagin on Giorgio Morandi

Nancy Hagin on Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi, 1958, Image from the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Catalogue The first Morandi painting that I ever saw was at the Pittsburgh International Triennial Exhibition of 1958. I was a first year art student at Carnegie Mellon University, then called...