An artistic confrontation as opposed to a dialogue

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I heard about an interesting show that took place at the Museum Berggruen in Berlin titled “Confrontation,” which took place from November 2016 through May 1st, 2017. The show featured work by George Condo set alongside work from the museum’s collection, including works by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Klee and Giacometti, among others. I especially like […]

Picasso: Encounters at The Clark

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I was at The Clark Art Institute the other day, and saw the exhibition “Picasso: Encounters,” which featured 35 prints along with three paintings. One of the interesting things I learned was that during one period of his life, Picasso had established a routine where he worked on printmaking projects each day and whichever printmaker […]

Photographic versions of Wayne Thiebaud’s cakes and pies

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Photographer Sharon Core has painstakingly re-created Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings of cakes and pies, two examples of which you can see below. Below left are Core’s photographs, matched up with Thiebaud’s paintings at right: “Pies, Pies, Pies” (1961) and below that, “Boston Cremes” (1962). So what do you think of photographic recreations of famous paintings? We’ve […]