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The Art of Reading

by Matt Sutherland

As props go, a vase of flowers or bowl of fruit may qualify as the painter’s favorite subject—excepting, of course, a portrait of the person paying the artist’s fee in advance. But artists throughout history have also shown a... Read More

Book Review

The Heart of the Goddess

by Meg Nola

Hallie Iglehart Austen’s "The Heart of the Goddess" is an empowering compilation of goddess history, lore, and worship, along with over a hundred photographs and illustrations. The book was first published in 1990; this new edition... Read More

Book Review

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

by Karen Rigby

"Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" illuminates a slice of art history with ravishing acuity. Camille Laurens examines Marie van Goethem, the young model and dancer of Degas fame, in a tribute that melds research with quotations, intelligent... Read More

Book Review

Humdinger

by Matt Sutherland

Brush, charcoal, chisel, file, lathe, and potter’s wheel, yes, but what is it about artists’ tools like the chainsaw and welding torch that fail to impress so many art lovers and critics—as if real art can’t possibly come from... Read More

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Eric Wert

by Matt Sutherland

Artists lean toward the eccentric, it’s true—each artist in their own way. When asked about his early decision to exclusively paint still lifes of flowers and fruit, Eric Wert had this to say: “Because I’m not very social, and... Read More

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