Posts tagged ‘Paintings’

April 3, 2013

Image of James Joyce — Louis Le Brocquy

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Image of James Joyce 1977 by Louis Le Brocquy born 1916

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March 17, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day — Childe Hassam

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November 21, 2012

A Turkey Provides Seven Kinds of Meat — Michael Sowa

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February 16, 2011

Roman Charity — Pieter Pauwel Reubens

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March 19, 2009

Nancy Baker’s Surreal Arcadian Fantasies

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Wildman -- Nancy Baker

Wildman -- Nancy Baker

We are just loving the strangely disquieting art of Nancy Baker. Baker’s world–much of it a night world–teems with vibrant birds and manic jesters, spaceships and dissolving flowers. Paintings like Plato’s Revenge and Listening to Reason suggest achronistic landscapes, merging Arcadian fantasy, Renaissance tropes, and retrofuturism, while works such as In and Of Itself (below), Temptation, and Pokey both allude to–and at the same time puncture–the conflation of religious myths, fairy tales, and modern pop narratives that inform our culture.

In and Of Itself

In and Of Itself -- Nancy Baker

We love the playfulness at work in Baker’s paintings, an overt and primal innocence impinged by a looming sinister something. There’s an underlying tension here that everything might, in the briefest of moments, snap into incoherence and chaos. Yet each painting retains a core of displaced meanings, an invitation to the viewer to tell herself a story. Great stuff.

July 3, 2008

Great American Heroes

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Biggie Smalls is basically a metaphor for America. This painting is by Kehinde Wiley. We love it.

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