Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard-copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

THE TRIUMPH OF ART OVER TIME: BERNINI AT THE MET

October 13, 2012

Tags: Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598-1680 Rome). Model for the Lion on the Four Rivers Fountain. Italian (Rome), 1649-50. Terracotta. 12 5/8 x 23 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. (32 x 59 x 32 cm.) Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome, 258.
The triumph of art over the ravages of time is the theme of the wondrous exhibition of “Bernini: Sculpting in Clay” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through January 6; thereafter at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, February 3 through April 14). The centerpiece of this show, and (more…)

COMING ATTRACTIONS

September 1, 2012

Tags: Andy Warhol, Bernini, George Bellows, Matisse, Picasso, Alina Szap0cznikov, Sandi Slone, Carolanna Parlato, George Hofmann

Detail of "Kalila and Dimna," in Arabic. Syria? 1354. Bodleian Librarires. University of Oxford, MS. Pococke 400, fol. 75b.

In June, I was up in Connecticut, and had a delicious scone with Stacie Weiner, friend & subscriber to the print edition of FMD. She asked what big shows would be coming to New York in the autumn, so here is the beginning of a list. It’s primarily of museums, as they announce their plans earlier and in more detail, but at the end are four galleries (more…)