Tag Archives: Patricia Failing

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News

1,000 Studio Visits, One Ambitious Crystal Bridges Show

Crystal Bridges plans an ambitious survey of contemporary American art
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Profiles

‘It’s Not About Light—It Is Light’

Three major museum shows provide an unprecedented chance to assess the optical, intangible, and mesmerizing art of James Turrell Read More

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Investigations

The Degas Debate: Analyzing the Controversial Plasters

Are 74 plasters ‘discovered’ in a foundry storeroom ‘original’ works by Degas? A Degas scholar analyzes the sculptures, outlines the controversy, and considers competing meanings of ‘original’ Read More

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Looking at Art

Clyfford Still’s Figures Run Deep

New scholarship on the artist’s early work reveals an unexpected ancestry to his trademark abstractions
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Tiki, 19th century, from the Marquesas Islands.
Looking at Art

The Polynesian Connection?

Polynesian objects were given equal status with Gauguin’s work in a groundbreaking and subversive exhibition Read More

Mark Rothko, Iphigenia and the Sea/Horizontal Phantasy, 1943, oil on canvas, 353⁄4" x 48".  Portland Art Museum.
Reviews

When Rothko Was Rothkowitz

Mark Rothko at the Portland Art Museum Read More

The Crystal Bridges Museum, designed by Moshe Safdie. Some of the pavilions seem to float on water diverted from a nearby stream.
Features

American Art, Alice Walton’s Way

The Walmart heiress’s controversial museum opens with an inclusive and even quirky selection of American art that reveals an increasing focus on the present Read More

Installation view of the inaugural exhibition.  Natural light enters the galleries through a series of skylights over a cast-in-place perforated convex ceiling.
Features

Seeing Still for the First Time

The new museum dedicated to Clyfford Still in Denver presents an unprecedented sweep of his work—even as its staff continues to make more discoveries Read More

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Investigations

Unraveling the Mysteries of Degas’s Sculpture

An exhaustive catalogue from the National Gallery of Art draws on both art history and scientific analysis to resolve questions about how Degas made sculpture and what happened to it after his death. Read More

The master modele bronze of Edgar Degas’s Dancer Rubbing Her Knee, sculpted in wax circa 1884–85,  cast posthumously. STEVEN OLIVER/NORTON SIMON ART FOUNDATION, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
Books

The Collector Who Redefined Degas

Degas in the Norton Simon Museum
Edited by Sara Campbell;
Essays by Daphne Barbour,
Richard Kendall, and Shelley Sturman
Yale University Press, 576 pages, $95 Read More

News

The Hidden Sargent

A recent show asked new questions about John Singer Sargent: Was he homosexual? Did his sense of "otherness" make him sympathetic to his Jewish clients? Read More