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Gods in the Gallery: A visit to the Museum of Russian Icons

October 3, 2012


  A few days ago a huge statue of Juno descended through a skylight at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The curator of Greek and Roman Art commented, “As in ancient Rome, MFA visitors will be awestruck by the physical presence of the gods and the power of the empire…We are delighted to welcome […]

Wendy Artin: Translating Marble onto Paper

September 17, 2012


THE PARTHENON FRIEZES.  WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS by WENDY ARTIN. At Gurari Collections,  460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.  Through January 1, 2012. Mastery and Beauty. Interesting art is everywhere these days–heartbreaking art, art that changes the way we look at the world. Concern with beauty, though, is rare. Utter mastery is rare. This exhibition is a breathtaking […]

Flowers as the Work Table for the Imagination

August 11, 2012


GLOBAL FLORA: BOTANICAL IMAGERY AND EXPLORATION The Davis Museum at Wellesley College October 19, 2011 – January 15, 2012 What is it with flowers, anyway? This beautifully curated exhibition links the history of botanical imagery with early adventurers and with contemporary effects of globalization. What is it with gardens? When we go to the ends […]

Emotion, Time, and Eros

June 5, 2012


Emotion, Time, and Eros in the Work of Damon Lehrer and Rick Berry. Comparing Rick Berry’s energetic and sometimes frenzied canvasses with Damon Lehrer’s exquisitely rendered and contemplative work made me wonder about the expressionist style in general. By this I mean that artistic terrain where the passions, vehemence, or ferocity of the artist so […]

Hinging between Worlds

April 3, 2012


Hinging between Worlds: The Cenote Series: Paintings by Anne Leone at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery. This gallery opened in 2011 in Westport, Massachusetts. It is a transcendent space with stunning exhibitions. From the outside, it looks like a cross between a Quaker meeting house and a lookout tower–a lighthouse, perhaps, or the house of a local sea […]