“We’re all now isolated in our pods but still very susceptible to the outside noise of the world: I am guilty of this.”
After Safariland, if you need to convince yourself that the art world isn’t entirely in money’s thrall, you’d want to be anywhere but here.
Metaphysical Painting offered a philosophical refuge for Italian artists shaking off their Futurist sugar high.
In the gallery you can smell this state of being in absentia.
I wait around in the Center for Italian Modern Art’s kitchen before the tour of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition begins.
Painting reached a turning point with Paul Cézanne wherein a picture would no longer be conceived simply as a window onto the world with the artist at a remove from the act of creating.