Tag: modernism

Listen To The Kids

Posted September 5th, 2018
Listen To The Kids

The exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 just closed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I had been thinking I should go see it since late last spring. I made it on the last day. Good show. Glad to see those works out of the vaults where they normally hide and I am impressed that…

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…