Piranesi and the anxiety of modernity

Contributed by Armin Kunz / Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) created innumerable views of ancient and modern (that is, Baroque) Rome that together formed his monumental print cycles “Antichità Romane” and “Vedute di Roma.” They established his fame and lured generations of travelers to the Eternal City. Today, however, he is best known for the series … read more… “Piranesi and the anxiety of modernity”

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Joan Snyder: The female presence

Contributed by Sharon Butler / A small selection of Joan Snyder’s vigorous prints is on view at Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art in Chelsea through May 24. Made between the 1970s and 2018, the prints combine vivid color, repeated text, incised line, and a love of experimentation that seasoned Snyder viewers will recognize, last seen in … read more… “Joan Snyder: The female presence”

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PRINTMAKING: Sylvan Lionni at Kansas

As a resident artist at Counterproof Press at the University of Connecticut this semester, I’ve begun to notice how many painters incorporate traditional printmaking processes and strategies into their work. Recently we saw Christopher Wool’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, and now Sylvan Lionni’s solo show at Kansas; both reflect the extensive use of screen printing. … read more… “PRINTMAKING: Sylvan Lionni at Kansas”

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