Altoon Sultan on Piero di Cosimo

Altoon Sultan on Piero di Cosimo

Piero di Cosimo, A Satyr Mourning over a Nymph,ca. 1495, Oil on poplar, 65.4 x 184.2 cm As much as I love looking at art, it is a rare experience for me to come undone in front of a painting. On a recent art viewing trip to London I walked through the National Gallery...
Barry Nemett: Beholding Bonnard on a Vaulted Altar

Barry Nemett: Beholding Bonnard on a Vaulted Altar

Altar of Santa Croce Basilica, Florence, Italy The walk tasted great. It wasn’t a dazzling aesthetic or spiritual revelation. It didn’t teach me anything about color, inspiration, or the merging of another world with our own. But that’s what it led to in...
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...
John Dubrow on Titian

John Dubrow on Titian

Titian, Flaying of Marsyas, 1570-1576, Oil on canvas, 83 x 81 inches I first saw Titian’s Flaying of Marsyas in the winter of 1984. I had moved to Brooklyn from the Bay Area just 5 months before, when I heard the Flaying of Marsyas was at the Royal Academy in...
Julie Heffernan on Andrea Mantegna

Julie Heffernan on Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna, Parnassus (Mars and Venus), 1497, Tempera and gold on canvas, 63 x 76 inches Andrea Mantegna offers up a grand celebration in Parnassus (Mars and Venus), brilliant in both its design and its conception of an event. It is a fete champetre par...