Post #770 • April 7, 2006, 7:57 AM • 20 Comments
"In this exhibition, Katsushika Hokusai charges out of the dimness of art history as if on a golden chariot, glittering and clattering with genius, armed to the teeth in talent." Roberta Smith reviews Hokusai at the Freer for the NYT.
Famous artist Dogberto. (Supergirl)
"I wonder when Bloggers will replace Art Students as the iconic losers of cinema." David Jacobs.
George Rodart again applies the dismal science to the art market with impressive results.
"My college philosophy professor, beside himself trying to explain 'essence' to callow undergraduates, finally brought in a print of Cézanne's Still Life with Apples. Holding it over his head, he announced triumphantly, 'Here it is, the thing itself, appleness!'" David Dillon reviews Cézanne in Provence at the National Gallery of Art for the Dallas Morning News.
"And Moses said unto the children of Israel: 'See, the Lord hath called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And He hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship. And to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of skilful workmanship. And He hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. Them hath He filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of the craftsman, and of the skilful workman, and of the weaver in colours, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any workmanship, and of those that devise skilful works." Exodus 30:35 and following. Last week's Torah portion said that art is good. (Mom)
"If we are too parochial to sufficiently prize veteran British artists like Frank Auerbach, it is our loss." Michael Kimmelman, getting it right in the NYT. It's going to be my loss when his show comes down this weekend and I miss it. A friend of mine called me this week on his cell from Marlborough to tell me how awesome it is. He's bringing me a catalogue.
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Opening this weekend: just about everyone.