Sunday, September 27, 2020

"Close Reading", a mini-lesson in art history

The New York Times presents a compelling look at this self-portrait by Albrecht Dürer, and explains the significance of self-portraiture, as it emerged in the early Renaissance. Find it here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Storm King sculpture park

In the August 31, 2020 issue of the New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl, the magazine's art critic, writes about the Storm King sculpture park, located just north of New York City. 

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to visit the park myself, and blogged about the visit here.

Because of social distancing, the park is admitting only 300 visitors each day, using a timed ticket system. The venue will be open until December of this year.

While it is always inspiring to view art in a natural setting, Schjeldahl observes that these days, with our opportunities to look at art so limited, Storm King offers something very special indeed.