Knight writes that the exhibition "considers myriad ways in which ancient Greek and Roman art -- the epitome of Western tradition -- interested painters more commonly regarded as radical... the timely issues raised in 'Modern Antiquity' are challenging. And they breathe bracing life into the Getty Villa: When you leave the modern show, the ancient Greek and Roman collections suddenly look a bit different."
Daniel B. Gallagher reviews the recent exhibition Picasso, Miró, Dalí. Angry Young Men: The Birth of Modernity at the Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze. The show examines the work of the three artists "Miró, Dalí, and Picasso while each was striving to invent a new visual language by contemplating the work of the other two."
Andrea Kirsch reports on Picasso Guitars 1912-1914, on view at MOMA through June 6, 2011. Kirsch writes "like abstraction, for which music was both inspiration and justification, Picasso’s interest in negative space grew out of thinking about music; not musical form and language, but music production." In addition to thinking about the production of sound as a key inspiration Kirsch later brings up an interesting point about Picasso's "use of paint as if it were an element of collage."
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.