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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 »

The Persistence of the Real

Posted by perry on July 20, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

György Madarász, Scrap, 2018. 64 x 56 in; Fragment, 2018. 64 x 52 in. Oil on canvas.

Does a work of art have a cognitive element? Many will respond with a resounding “yes,” equating aesthetic value and the skilled infusion of constructive materials with an intellectual principle. The alternative ... Read More »
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