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2014-A year in review

In the spirit of of New Years Eve, I thought we should do a year in review for Shiawassee County:

Picasso - The Painter and Model (1927)

For this, the first week of the blog, I have been inspired to write by the 1927 Picasso painting ‘The Painter and Model’. It is a very large (213 X 196 cm) oil on canvas work and as you can see is broken into three main areas – the largely grey background (or foreground, depending on your point of view), the white patch highlighting the model and the yellow patch highlighting the artist. 561 more words

Macbeth at the Tobacco Factory (Review for Exeunt)

Image by Farrows Creative

This fortnight’s London Review of Books contains two articles on the theme of Scottish Independence. One is a review of Michael Penman’s new book ‘Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots’, and the other is a collection of ‘Reflections on the Independence Referendum’ by an assortment of writers. 987 more words

Articles

Prying into the cracks of paintings

The Books That Shaped Art History is a new volume from Thames and Hudson, and is one of those books about books. It covers 16 classics of art theory and history from the twentieth century, including E H Gombrich’s (above) … 376 more words

Art Chronicles: Matisse - The Cut-Outs

Back at Tate Modern this weekend for the second look at the Matisse Cut-Outs and yes, they’re glorious, especially when viewed in the sparsely populated first hour allocated to members; glorious in their exultation of colour and rhythm, their understanding of form and space, and yet … yet why do I come away each time harbouring some small but irrepressible feeling of dissatisfaction? 536 more words

Art

Clement Greenberg on Jackson Pollock

  • Pollock was full of shit like everybody else“. (C. G.)

Clement Greenberg was the most important art critic of the first half of the 20th century. 178 more words

Interview