David Lynch: The Unified Field Opens in Philadelphia

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...]


On the Andrew Wyeth renaissance and some favorite paintings

Guest post by David Cateforis

Even though he was one of the most famous and successful American artists of the twentieth century, Andrew Wyeth, whose haunting images of rural people, places, and things have for decades captivated viewers, has long been denied the kind of sustained and detailed scholarly attention that would normally be afforded to [more...]


James Cahill Announces New Online Lecture Series on Chinese Art

James Cahill, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Art at UC Berkeley and author of Pictures for Use and Pleasure: Vernacular Painting in High Qing China, has spent the last two years working on a comprehensive historical account of early Chinese landscape painting, a topic that has been somewhat neglected in the field of Art History. The [more...]


Cezanne's Other Wins Robert Motherwell Award

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...]


Remembering Mayer Kirshenblatt, 1916-2009

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 Exhibits in Giverny and Paris

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...]