Julie Heffernan on El Greco

Julie Heffernan on El Greco

El Greco, Portrait of Hortensio Felix Paravicino, c. 1609, Oil on Canvas, 44 1/8 x 33 7/8 inches El Greco’s painting of 17th century Trinitarian preacher and poet Hortensio Felix Paravicino portrays a man of extreme sensitivity, its directness and compositional...
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...