Post #870 • September 15, 2006, 9:11 AM • 5 Comments
"The novelist Émile Zola famously described landscape painting as a corner of nature 'viewed through a temperament.' It's a perspective that helps the viewer understand the tender, poetic landscapes of James A. Suydam (1819-1865), a thoughtful amateur painter, well-to-do merchant and charitable art collector who is the nominal subject of a sweetly pleasurable touring exhibition at the National Academy Museum." Looks promising.
"Morality, generally speaking, doesn't have much to do with the art market. Posterity does." Michael Kimmelman, on a show at the Met of early moderns, but about Ambrose Vollard.
"For almost a century, Loveland [CO] was just a sweet little town built by farmers growing sugar beets. By the time the industry faded in the 1980s, farmers were replaced by artists, specifically sculptors."
"It would be nice if the planners of Ground Zero's reconstruction adopted the attitude that has become more common among architects in recent years: humbly pick the style that's 'right for the job' and then adhere to its rules with some deference to that style's internal, traditional rules." Todd Seavey for Reason.
"A true tetrachromat has another type of cone in between the red and green - somewhere in the orange range - and its 100 shades theoretically would allow her to see 100 million different colors." Sounds like it would be helpful, right? Females only. (Reddit)
Sorry about not posting yesterday. I'll make it up to you.