Symbolist landscapes in Scotland, including Munch, Gauguin and Ensor

At one point in my painting life, I was drawn obsessively to Symbolist landscape painting, and I’m still rather fond of it. This summer, the National Galleries of Scotland has mounted a show in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum Finnish National Gallery to organize a big exhibition of Symbolist … read more… “Symbolist landscapes in Scotland, including Munch, Gauguin and Ensor”

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What is “bad” painting?

Yesterday Michael H. Miller from GalleristNY was clicking through the New Museum’s recently expanded digital archive and found images from “Bad Painting,” a 1978 exhibition that included work by James Albertson,Joan Brown, Eduardo Carrillo, James Chatelain, William Copley, Charles Garabedian, Robert Chambless Hendon,Joseph Hilton, Neil Jenney, Judith Linhares, P. Walter Siler, Earl Staley, Shari Urquhart, … read more… “What is “bad” painting?”

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SOLOWAY Bazaar: One day only!

I love this poster (click to see the entire image). Tomorrow, July 28, Check out the BAZAAR, 1:00 – 6:00pm, rain or shine Buy art from The Museum of Commerce, Hayden Dunham, Josh Hart and Emily Auchinchloss, Graham Collins and Jennie Lee, Tova Carlin, DRAOK, Noah Dillon, Megan Kincheloe, Hannah, Barret, Laurel Sparks, Sophy Naess, … read more… “SOLOWAY Bazaar: One day only!”

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New American Painting poll: Most significant painter to emerge since 2000

In a new online poll, New American Painting wants readers to vote for the most significant painter to emerge since 2000. Here is the preliminary list they have compiled, but readers can vote for other painters in the comments section. Who have they forgotten?  Chris Martin Richard Aldrich Tauba Auerbach Mark Bradford Joe Bradley Nicole … read more… “New American Painting poll: Most significant painter to emerge since 2000”

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Quick Study: Summer edition with job postings, general musings (and lots of links)

For the past few weeks, disgusted by artworld shenanigans, posting has been relatively slow while I enjoy a more leisurely summer pace, but I’ve continued to update the Two Coats Twitter feed and post images at @ Grattan and O, my Tumblr journal. Here are a number of links, images, job postings, and more that … read more… “Quick Study: Summer edition with job postings, general musings (and lots of links)”

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Happy Birthday, Alex Katz

I learned via artnet’s Twitter feed that today is Alex Katz birthday, so to celebrate, here are some images from “Alex Katz: Maine/New York,” an exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art that runs through December 30. Curated by Carter Ratcliff, and including work from 1950 to the present, the show includes 28 paintings and … read more… “Happy Birthday, Alex Katz”

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When old-school is new: Michelle Segre at Derek Eller

At The Brooklyn Rail this month, Elizabeth Baker, former editor of Art in America, served as guest editor to the Art section, asking contributors to consider the question, “What’s new?” Writing in her introduction she suggested that Among the artists, words like “progress,” “innovation,” and “originality” barely crop up. Yet it’s clear that today’s artists … read more… “When old-school is new: Michelle Segre at Derek Eller”

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How many artists live and/or work in Brooklyn?

  Inspired by all the open studio events and the ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, The Brooklyn Museum is organizing a crowd-curated exhibition of Brooklyn artists. Called GO, the the exhibition requires artists to register by submitting images and information to a database, participating in an open studio weekend in September, and then encouraging friends and … read more… “How many artists live and/or work in Brooklyn?”

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