Illustrations by Agnes Cecile
Adam Lupton's frantic yet poignant portraiture
Paintings by Pedro Covo from Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar:
Kevin Sonmor (b.1959, Canada)
Canadian painter Kevin Sonmor’s iconic work pushes the boundaries between the historical conventions of landscape painting and the contemporary aesthetic of the abstracted landscape. An inspired student of Flemish painting, his visions are dark and atmospheric yet filled with familiar still life objects. These objects float through Sonmor’s rich, painterly landscapes, creating powerfully intriguing works that hover between contemporary and historic painting traditions. Sonmor’s paintings capture the feeling of Northern European still-lifes and Vanitas studies, rendering images in hues and shades of feeling while still carrying a distinctive contemporary edge.
Christopher Sousa | You Need Not Hold Your Breath | 2013 | oil/canvas | 36 x 24”
Goal: Portrait a day
John Colapinto speaks with Diane Radycki, the author of a new book about the German modernist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker: http://nyr.kr/1aNLX4w
“Radycki performs some sharp detective work to suggest that Picasso’s knowledge of a 1906 Modersohn-Becker portrait played a crucial role in his solving the problem, later that same year, of how to paint the head in his seminal portrait of Gertrude Stein—just one piece of evidence that allows Radycki to call Modersohn-Becker’s story ‘the missing piece in the history of twentieth-century modernism.’”
“Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace” (1906). Courtesy of Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, Bremen/Berlin.
Philippe Charles Jacquet was born in 1957 so he’s a bit older than most the artists I post here but his work is quite fascinating and I felt compelled to share: