Through the Magic Mirror

Posted by perry on November 13, 2021  /   Posted in Blog
Next Day on Times Square

Sharon Stepman, Next Day on Times Square, 2006. Digital image.

As he walks through a looking glass in the film that bears his name, Orpheus finds himself surrounded by objects that recall but do not replicate the world he has left behind. These strange but oddly familiar abstractions seem ... Read More »

Tree of Life

Posted by perry on May 16, 2020  /   Posted in Blog
A motif in three media

Mary Hrbacek, Close Call with Companion (digital photograph); Close Call, charcoal on paper, 22 x 33 in (drawing); Close Call IV, acrylic and gesso on canvas, 4 x 6 ft (painted drawing), 2019. A series of three media with one motif.

As a young girl growing up in Sweden ... Read More »

The History of the Ear

Posted by perry on June 21, 2019  /   Posted in Blog

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters, 1565. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 46 7/8 x 63 3/4 in.

For Ernest Hemingway, no visit to New York City would be complete without a stop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see one of his favorite paintings, The Harvesters by Pieter ... Read More »

The Lyric and the Lyre

Posted by perry on January 29, 2019  /   Posted in Blog

Edwin Austin Abbey, “King Lear,” Act I, Scene I, 1898. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 54.25 x 127.25 in.

Poetry, said T.S. Eliot, enlarges our sensibilities to a degree greater than painting or sculpture. The reason lies in the power of words to raise our hidden feelings to the conscious ... Read More »

The Power of the Pure Idea

Posted by perry on October 15, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

Tom Shannon, Drop, 2009. Aix en Provence, France.

“What’s it about?” A common question from people looking at a work of art, but a bit of a puzzler for the creator of a sculpture, a painting or a novel. One answer is an appeal to the idea that sparked ... Read More »
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