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Odili Donald Odita, Tomorrow World, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery.

News It seems it was difficult, but not impossible, to slip anything by Albert C. Barnes. The Barnes Foundation has discovered two previously unknown sketches by Paul Cézanne that even its founder might have never been aware of, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The two works were found on the backs of two watercolors when the pieces were taken down for conservation a year ago. Totally unmentioned in any correspondence and not included in the master compendium of Cézanne’s works, are on the backs of two watercolors that are permanently hung in the foundation’s galleries on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Architectural League of ... More » »

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With Oscar, Opera Philadelphia looks back to the last years of a literary icon’s life

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[Donald reflects on Opera Philadelphia’s latest triumph–a moving look at the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life. — the artblog editors] As a writer, poet, and playwright, Oscar Wilde is unrivaled. The only part of Wilde’s life that the outside world reviled was his desire to truly be himself and embrace his ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This weekend on the artblog Reader Advisor: A new study may promise hope for HIV/AIDS treatment; Washington, D.C. pot smokers rejoice!; and the Guardian delves into some dark arts. — the artblog editors] Everything You Need to Know About Art Therapy, via Huffington Post Guess How Much Money Was Spent on Art ... More » »

Sculpture

Dina Wind’s Transformations at Bridgette Mayer Gallery

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[Diana examines a wall sculpture that is playful for its combination of found objects, and simultaneously subversive. — the artblog editors] The poet Stephen Spender once defined wit as “the ability to discover amusing analogies between apparently unrelated things and express them clearly.” As I was contemplating the late Dina Wind’s more ... More » »

The artist, surrounded by one of her sculptures, photo: L. Falquet, Paris: Anderson.

Books on Claire Falkenstein and Marie Zimmermann, successful women who should be better known

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[Andrea reviews beautifully designed books on two female artists whose work, while successful during their lives, has largely been overlooked since. — the artblog editors] Claire Falkenstein Claire Falkenstein (The Falkenstein Foundation, Los Angeles: 2012), ISBN 978-1-4675-0834-6 This volume is a welcome survey of a successful, mid-20th-century artist, primarily known as a ... More » »

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Live Comments – First Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Vox building

Before we ventured out to look at art last First Friday, The St. Claire and The Artblog teams got together to talk ... More » »

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Live Comments – Curator Robert Cozzolino on Peter Blume at PAFA

(Peter Blume’s works, which are riveting in reproduction, will stop you in your tracks when you see them in the large and ... More » »