A short fall preview

In addition to the historically lowbrow but intriguing Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit on Labor Day weekend (look for my article about the show in the next issue of The Rail), here are a few exhibitions I’m looking forward to this fall. Thomas Hart Benton “The Artists’ Show, Washington Square, New York,” 1946 Oil and … read more… “A short fall preview”

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Jewel-encrusted vs. diamond-dusted

I spent a few hours rambling around the Met this week and saw the survey of Raqib Shaw’s opulent jewel-encrusted paintings based on Hans Holbein the Younger’s (ca. 1497-1543) paintings. They reminded me of my daughter’s stained-glass craft kits, but of course those don’t have the oppresive glut of obvious art historical references. If we’re … read more… “Jewel-encrusted vs. diamond-dusted”

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