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."


March 19, 2016

Tags: Piero della Francesca, Pissarro, Constable, Fragonard, Renoir

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
I’ve long heard how admirable is the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Its many admirers rave about the impressionists in its permanent collection, but I have also heard much praise for those special exhibitions held in summer. (more…)


August 27, 2012

Tags: Constable

John Constable, British, 1776-1837. Salisbury Cathedral from the South West, ca. 1820. Oil on canvas, 25.1 x 30.2 cm. The Victoria and Albert Museum. (c)Victoria and Albert Museum/V & A images.

On the way back from my visit to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, I stopped at Princeton NJ to view “John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum” at the Princeton University Art Museum (through June 10; now at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, in Nashville, through September 30). I’d been told about this show by Cara London, the (more…)