Rob Colvin

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Vermeer died twice. The first time was in 1675, after the Dutch art market collapsed.

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: Matt Saunders

by Rob Colvin on July 11, 2016

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Matt Saunders creates unique photographs that are fabricated from the marks of his own paintings.

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Bankers talk about art and artists talk about money, according to Oscar Wilde.

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Deep inside every great painting is the question of what it means to paint.

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Galleries

Animations that Show Their Material Roots

by Rob Colvin on February 16, 2016

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A silhouette of a horse is drawn mid-stride several times in layers to create the effect of motion.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — All of the frustration and sense of dislocation the Second World War had caused Yoshishige Furukawa was visible in the self-portrait he made after all his works were destroyed in air raids that burned down his parents’ home.

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Street

Fantastical Landscapes That Ripple Through Time

by Rob Colvin on November 25, 2015

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I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I opted to review the current show of paintings by Jason Saager at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: Mathew Hale

by Rob Colvin on November 18, 2015

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Mathew Hale has responded to the seven questions by making entirely new works as answers.

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For Alfred Barr, Director of MoMA, “not even Picasso approaches [Klee] in sheer inventiveness,” so this 20-artist exhibition, Paul Klee, is worth a look.

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Galleries

An Artist’s Hard-Earned Dream Drawings

by Rob Colvin on August 20, 2015

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HUDSON, N.Y. — One of the worst things an artist can have is too much skill.

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