Tag: Matisse

The Portal: Eugène Delacroix’s “The Women of Algiers in their Apartment” (1834)

Posted January 7th, 2019
The Portal: Eugène Delacroix’s “The Women of Algiers in their Apartment” (1834)

The painting on that wall in the Tisch Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art would not let me move on. Only a couple of years ago, My Dear One and I had wandered the maze of discontinuous hallways and Escher-like stairs that constitute today’s Louvre Museum to find the Delacroix’s and Théodore Géricault’s Raft…

The Painter and Modern Art

Posted March 12th, 2013
The Painter and Modern Art

I think the studio teacher said something like “What is that supposed to be?” during a painting critique. The comment is a variation on an old, old theme in since “Modernism” earned its capital M: “whatever you are doing, it clearly doesn’t meet the standards of ‘good art’.” The Impressionists earned their name from hostile…