A must read post from Mario Naves begins: "it’s been a while since Cézanne and, for that matter, modernism have excited me... I’m beholden to modernist precedent. But what’s excited me the past few years isn’t modern at all. It’s newer than all that." Naves' point is serious, it's easy for an artist's historical canon to become too narrow. He highlights "forever contemporary" artists such as Memling as well as artists today whose work engages in dialogues outside modernism.
Kyle Gallup writes about Cézanne's Card Players on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 8, 2011. Gallup writes: "Viewing 'Cezanne’s Card Players' exhibit currently at the Metropolitan Museum was like visiting with a dear friend. The show renewed my thinking about Cezanne’s painting, and... I appreciate anew the totality of his vision"
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.