Johanna Robinson on Maria Lassnig

Johanna Robinson on Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig, Woman Laocoon (Woman Laocoön), 1976. Oil on canvas, 193 x 127 cm While researching paintings of snakes for a recent body of work, I was reminded of Maria Lassnig’s painting entitled Woman Laocoön, 1976. For nearly seventy years, Lassnig, an Austrian...
Tom Levy on Hans Hartung

Tom Levy on Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung, T1983-E20, 1983, Acrylic on canvas, 55 7/8 x 70 7/8 inches Hans Hartung was born in 1904 in Leipzig Germany; he died in 1989 in Antibes in the south of France. I recently had the pleasure of a studio visit by friend and peer David Ebony. Besides giving...
Philip Pearlstein on Piero della Francesca

Philip Pearlstein on Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca, Flagellation of Christ, 1455-1460, Oil and tempera on panel, 23 x 32.1 inches As an artist who has concentrated on using nude figures as the main design elements in his compositions for the past six decades, I consciously went against the...