Life Drawing via Zoom

Life Drawing via Zoom

Drawing from the live, nude model has been the mainstay of artists at least since the Renaissance, and the tradition has been kept alive in academies that still value the kind of eye-hand coordination that can only come from careful study of the complicated apparatus...
Artists Respond to the Pandemic

Artists Respond to the Pandemic

In newsletters, I’ve touched on the way artists respond to catastrophe—specifically war and widespread disease—from the Middle Ages to the present. Some, like Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer, may take decades for the horror of their times to percolate into their...
Art Critics in the time of Covid-19

Art Critics in the time of Covid-19

What does an art critic do when the museums and galleries are closed? When classes are canceled (if you teach)? When your book spirals into limbo (if you have a publication in the works)? What does the future of art criticism look like as works migrate steadily to...
Zoe Zimmerman: Still Life in Quarantine

Zoe Zimmerman: Still Life in Quarantine

Zoe Zimmerman has made her reputation as a photographer in black and white, using human subjects (“Of Men, Strength and Vulnerability” was one acclaimed series). But when Covid19 shut down contact with others, she needed to venture into new territory. After her...