Category: Painting

Gina Beavers: Stalking the Internet

American artist Gina Beavers scours Instagram and the Internet for images that become her realistic paintings, built up through dense accumulations of acrylics. Her work reflects life in the age of social media, with hashtagged subjects such as food porn or makeup tutorials.

John Sloan: Rooftops of New York

John Sloan (1871–1951) was preoccupied with the New York City rooftop, the setting of many of his celebrated works.  His paintings, prints and drawings are on exhibition through Sept. 15 in From the Rooftops, at the Hyde Collection in Glen Falls, N.Y.

Natalia Goncharova: Avant-Garde Trailblazer

Natalia Goncharova was only 32 in 1913 when she established herself as the leader of the Russian avant-garde movement with a major Moscow exhibition. She then moved to France where she designed costumes and backdrops for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. She lived in Paris for the rest of […]

Quick Hits: Remedios Varo

This recent acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is by the late Remedios Varo (1908-1963), a surrealist worth knowing.  Raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist engineer father, these two forces — the spiritual and scientific — heavily influenced Varo’s artistic career.