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 16, 2012

Tags: Agostino Brunias, Frank Bowling, Jacob Lawrence, John James Audubon, Pissarro, Oscar Leone Moyano, Jeanette Ehlers, Eugenio Merino, Laura Anderson Barbata, Carlos Endara Andrada

Agostino Brunias (Italy ca. 1730--Dominica 1796). Pacification with the maroon negroes in the island of Jamaica. Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches. Private Collection.
What Holland Cotter of the New York Times calls “the big event of the summer season in New York” is really three events in one. Its collective title is “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” but it is three separate exhibitions, being held simultaneously at El Museo del Barrio (through (more…)