Cindy Sherman Article Cited

First drafted as a job talk in 2004 (no, I didn’t get the job), and later reworked so as to not let my hard work go to waste, my 2007 article on Cindy Sherman’s “History Portraits” continues to have a life of its own. MetroPictures, Sherman’s home gallery, found it when it first came out … Continue reading

“Le Baroque en Flandres” Exhibition, Paris

If you’re in Paris between Feb. 16 and May 07, 2010 be sure to stop by the École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts for the drawing show “Le Baroque en Flandres: Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens.” “The show exhibits original works on paper by several of the most prestigious 17th-century artists: Peter-Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution #1

Over my winter break I am reading Madeleine L’Engle’s Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art (1980), and within its sage pages have found my New Year’s Resolution for 2009. In the book, L’Engle (1918-2007) explores what it is that compels the writer to write—what she calls the “vocation of words”—and the despair that can … Continue reading