Patrick McElnea: Confronting Collage

PATRICK MCELNEA at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery Los Angeles, CA 90048 The Artist and Bricolage The postmodern artist was often referred to as “belated,” meaning that s/he comes “after” modernism. In the post-avant-garde art world, nothing could be new and astonishing....

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Three

Irish Artists at War Part Three William Orpen (1879-1931) Orpen at Versailles The career of William Orpen, Irish artist, both before and during the Great War gave the British government little hint of what was truly going on behind his so-far acceptable works of art....

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Two

Irish Artists at War Part Two William Orpen (1879-1931) Orpen in Flanders What would it take to make an Official War Artist go rogue? At the end of the Great War, Irish artist, William Orpen was asked to remember the sacrifices of the British Army, albeit, in an...

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part One

Irish Artists at War Part One John Lavery (1856-1941) Apparently Sigmund Freud never said of the Irish, “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever,” but the idea that it is pointless to attempt to fathom “the...

Music and “The Long Tail”

 THE LONG TAIL: MUSIC AND THE GIFT Amanda Campbell is not exactly a household name, but the singer has a loyal following and many fans like her mellow bluesy rock style, marked by a strong and self-assured piano, driven by Susan Ferrari, who writes all the songs....

Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism

Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957) Wyndham Lewis was born on a yacht named “Wanda,” attended the famous Rugby School in England and was educated as an artist at the Slade School in London. He began well but he ended badly, labeled a fascist, who scuttled back...

Jacob Epstein and The Rock Drill

Jacob Epstein: Taylorism and Masculinity on the Eve of the Great War The origins of Jacob Epstein’s Rock Drill (1913) and its meanings have been historically confused by two historical coincidences: the date of execution is the same as that of Marcel...

Jacob Epstein and Oscar Wilde

Jacob Epstein and Sensational Art Modernity and the Male Nude in Sculpture One of the most promising and interesting artists of the new century was the Anglo-American artist, Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), until he simply ceased to be interesting. Although he had a long...

Cubism, Futurism and the Great War, Part One

Creating a Modern Visual Vocabulary of War Part One In 1911, the Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) organized an exhibition of fifty Futurist paintings for the working class. Called Esposizione d’ate libera, the show featured Carlo Carrà (1881-1966)...
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