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The Shock and Awe of George Grosz

by Robert Cicetti on December 12, 2013

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George Grosz in Germany, on view at the New York Studio School Gallery, offers a rich overview of Grosz’s development as an artist and dissident.

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There’s something in the air about art and reading. In addition to Summer Reading at The Hole, the New York Studio School is presenting a show called Reading the Space: Contemporary Australian Drawing 4.

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It’s the dog days of summer in New York, and may we suggest some respite from the sizzling heat with an exhibition of two abstract painters, Ying Li and Eve Aschheim, at the New York Studio School.

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Leo Steinberg (1920–2011) was the rare scholar with the ability to alter the way we think about art, history and culture, and, inferentially, the things we create.

“The Eye Is a Part of the Mind” is the title of an essay first published in 1953 in Partisan Review and later in Steinberg’s landmark collection, Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art (Oxford, 1972).

In the essay, Steinberg seeks to “show that representation is a central esthetic function in all art; and that the formalist esthetic, designed to champion the new abstract trend, was largely based on a misunderstanding and an underestimation of the art it set out to defend.”

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William Kentridge was a failure. By his own account, the South African artist racked up a long list of impressive defeats before succeeding as a draftsman and animator. Before the opening of his current retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art Kentridge gave a lecture on “Drawing Lessons” at the New York Studio School.

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