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Moonlight Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride, c. 1890, Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Oil on canvas, 14.1 x 20.1 in. (35.7 x 51 cm.), Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1944. According to the Clark, "This small, unsigned canvas remained in Homer's studio until his death and was perhaps never intended to be exhibited in public" [emphasis ours; more]. Winslow Homer: Bio / Paintings (540!)
NOTES & COMMENTS
Oliver Sacks, R.I.P. // James Gardner on painter Thomas Hart Benton // Essays by Aristos co-editors in new book // Blood and gore in new film of MacBeth // On P.D.Q., "the last and least offspring" of J.S. Bach // and much more . . .
Wyeth Country: Past, Present, and Future - Michelle
About a visit to Chadds Ford, Pa., home to three generations of Wyeths--with a caveat regarding avant-garde intrusions abetted by the related Brandywine River Museum of Art.
+ For Further Reading and Viewing - Louis Torres
John Singer Sargent: Previously Unplumbed Depths - M.M.K.
On Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at the Met.
+ For Further Reading and Viewing - L.T.
On Catesby Leigh's Objections to the 9/11 Memorial -L.T.
Letter to First Things praising Leigh's assessment (see "Worth Reading" below), while noting a surprising omission.
The Classical Tradition, Alive and Well in Long Island City - The Editors
On a modest off-the-beaten track gallery, devoted to Classical Realist art.
"A Memorial to Forget" by Catesby Leigh (First Things, November 2014). A provocative essay on the 9/11 Memorial by one of America's foremost architecture and art critics. See "In Brief" item above.
ALSO OF INTEREST
About, sample articles, reviews, back issues. . .
What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (2000). Chapter Summaries, Reviews/Responses. . .
The Definition of Art (Ch. 6)
What Art Is
Supplement to What Art Is -- articles and excerpts
Who Says That's Art?
A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts (2014). Contents, Introduction, Reviews, Image links
Includes essays by the Aristos editors:
* "The Interminable Monopoly of the Avant-Garde" - Louis Torres
* "Mimesis versus the Avant-Garde: Art and Cognition" - Michelle Marder Kamhi [based on "Art and Cognition"]
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Long Fine Art
A leading gallery representing twenty-four of the best contemporary classically trained realist painters and sculptors. Thumbnail images, bios and notices of shows.
* Farr Publications
Music study materials for string teachers and students by cellist and master teacher Faith Farr. Worksheets and integrated theory, performing, and rhythm assignments.
* Stephen Gjertson
The paintings, essays, and biography of a leading Classical Realist, whose work ranges from portraits and genre paintings to still lifes and landscapes. Books/Prints.