“Edward Hopper’s portraits of urban alienation”
“How other people live is pretty much all I think about. Curiosity is the rock upon which fiction is built.”
Beat poet and City Lights publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100 on March 24. Here’s a reading list to celebrate the centenarian.
How can the life of a famous surrealist painter be so drabbly predictable?
Williams’ paintings explored love, desire, and loss, too.
At 64, Nell Painter left a secure teaching position and went back to school to study art.
Did Dana Schutz’s painting engage with her subject, Emmett Till, ethically and responsibly?
Mystery brunette and GQ correspondent Taffy Brodesser-Akner rented and rented, until a bad experience with a New Jersey landlord and a fit of financial security convinced her and her husband it was time to commit to homeownership. Now for the hard part: Choosing paint colors without having a complete existential breakdown. Akner details her taupe night […]
It has become harder over the last 130 years or so to see Van Gogh plain. It is practically harder in that our approach to his paintings in museums is often blocked by an urgent, excitable crescent of worldwide fans, iPhones aloft for the necessary selfie with Sunflowers. They are to be welcomed: the international reach […]
Philadelphia looms large in the personal mythology of David Lynch as a place that both terrorized him and changed the course of his life, his Gomorrah and his Rubicon in one. A product of small-town America, Lynch credits this onetime epicenter of urban blight with instilling in him a fear and disgust so extreme it […]