In What Heaven Looks Like art historian James Elkins imagines the artist behind a series of 17th-century visions painted from the ends of firewood logs.
Painting Matters Now
Three months ago I attended a discussion at Hunter College called towards meaning in a plural painting world. The panel sought to examine today’s multiplicity of painting styles and determine if this is a positive or dilutive development for painting’s meaning as a whole. Last Wednesday, the Pratt Institute took on similar subject matter with a panel titled “Painting Matters Now: a Conversation.”
Inspired by our image-saturated culture, French artist Leo Caillard has reimagined the Louvre as a digital library, while James Elkins has compiled some real stats about how long people actually look at art in museums.