David Lynch is internationally renowned for his films and music, but he began his creative life as a visual artist and has maintained a devoted studio practice, developing an extensive body of painting, prints, photography, and drawing. The first major U.S. museum exhibition of his work, David Lynch: The Unified Field, opened at the Pennsylvania [more...]
University of California Press title Cezanne’s Other: The Portraits of Hortense, by Susan Sidlauskas, has received the Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation, which promotes understanding of modern art and Modernism.
The award, which includes a prize of $20,000 for the winning author, goes to publications that demonstrate superb scholarship in the history and [more...]
Mayer Kirshenblatt, the artist whose paintings opened a window onto Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust, died November 20, 2009 at age 93. Kirshenblatt started painting at age 73 at the urging of his family, who asked him to “paint what you remember”. Over the years he created almost 300 paintings, each an illustrated [more...]
Joan Mitchell spent many years in her garden studio in Vétheuil, France, layering color across canvases to create vibrant, evocative works of art. She was one of the most influential and accomplished Abstract Expressionist painters, but received comparably little recognition during her life, and to many she remains an enigma.
The Paintings of Joan Mitchell explores [more...]