Posts Tagged ‘painting’

On “A ‘new’ Vermeer in Dresden”

My latest article for The New Criterion explores how one of Vermeer’s iconic paintings known for its minimalist subtlety, was, in fact, didactic and obvious. The “Girl Reading a Letter At an Open Window,” now in Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, originally contained an image of a giant Cupid painting on the back wall. The Cupid was overpainted after […]

Annie Lapin: The Archeology of Meaning

Miles McEnery Gallery’s latest publication contains an essay I wrote about the Los Angeles based painter Annie Lapin. In the essay, I place Lapin’s latest body of work “The Art of Heads and Hands” in the context of Henri Focillon’s theories about the life of forms in art. Hard copy of the catalogue is available […]

“Ornaments” Daisuke Nakayama at Kodama

Images courtesy of the gallery. In his new exhibition at the Kodama gallery Nakayama works with early Modernist landscapes and still lifes (think Cézanne), presented and framed as they would be at the turn of the twentieth century, adding geometric fragments of brightly-colored tape. The effect is very interesting, not in the least because it […]

Wako Works of Art Opening

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Yuka Contemporary Opening

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