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Poets and Botanists

In the first of his five volumes of Modern Painters (1843-60), the great Victorian polymath John Ruskin (1819-1900) interestingly distinguishes between two ways of acquiring knowledge – of any kind. 331 more words


Introducing: Ed Fornieles

In chIldhood, there is little more comforting than cartoon friends. They populate imagined primary-colored worlds, filling in the unfamiliar and guiding screwball odysseys. outgrowing these creatures’ charms as we get older, fairylands and half-truths take on different forms: We face each other through our online personas, emphasizing particular details and omitting others to make a careful impression on social media. 1,425 more words

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Ida Ekblad at Karma International, Los Angeles

RICH POOLS OF pure color and California sun–ravaged fragments are the backbone of Ekblad’s latest exhibition. Wooden panels, resembling wall cutouts from a 1970s den, are mounted with a playful array of Plexiglas-protected decorated T-shirts, Puffy-painted fabric, watercolors, and collages. 338 more words

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47: Bound together on a Glacier (Social Security)

Whether we like to think about or admit it or not,

the whole nation is in fact bound together as men are by ropes on a glacier. 1,494 more words


Intimism Isn't Over: Frances Stark at the Art Institute of Chicago

A mien of grandeur and refinement wafts from Frances Stark’s show at the Art Institute of Chicago. Off to one side, a warmly lit hallway invites the close inspection of a lone, delicate oil painting, trimmed in an ornate frame. 432 more words

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‘I’ve had photographs taken for portraits because I very much prefer working from the photographs than from models…I couldn’t attempt to do a portrait from photographs of somebody I didn’t know…’

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