Although favoring the paintings of Velázquez for years, painter Altoon Sultan discusses how time widens our perspective on paintings of the past. She writes: "I no longer want to have a 'favorite artist'; I see so much that moves me and enriches my life and my work. Now I see the clarity of the artists of the Quattrocento and their faith centered world as tremendously important, and I had overlooked them years ago."
Judith Dobrzynski reports on the Dulwich Picture Gallery's unique exhibition schedule for 2011: "one masterpiece every month of the year. It's like an unfolding calendar, it's like a year long advent calendar of your dreams." The schedule includes works by: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Velazquez, Vermeer, El Greco, Veronese, Rembrandt, Ingres, van Gogh, Gainsborough, Constable, David Hockney, and Domenichino. A year of must sees...
New York Times interactive feature on the Metropolitan Museum's restoration of Velázquez's, Portrait of Philip IV. "[C]urators and conservators ... now believe that a full-length portrait of Philip IV that has been in the Met's collection since 1914 is by Velázquez and not his workshop." The feature includes interactive images and a podcast.
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.