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What should art be about? UMaine prof seeks answers in history
There are a few things to remember about Thomas Hart Benton, an iconic American artist who died in 1975 at the age of 85.
| March 30, 2012
Review: ''American Gothic'' painter Grant Wood gets to leave the closet
Who was Grant Wood? Millions of Americans know him as the artist who painted American Gothic — and that's about it. But since his death, from pancreatic cancer, in 1942, he's become the poster boy for the right and the whipping boy of the left.
| January 07, 2011
Review: It's no joke: Grant Wood is truly a great artist
Even if the name isn't instantly familiar, the painting will be. You've seen it on billboards, on magazine covers from Mad to Time , in Charles Addams cartoons, on Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live.
America's best-kept secret?
| January 01, 2011
Art review: 'Trompe L'oeil: False Documents & Other Illusions'
In the art of deception lies the potential to destabilize perceptions of reality, if only momentarily.
| November 05, 2010
In the 1930s and '40s, Boston painters developed a moody, mythic realism. They mixed social satire with depictions of street scenes, Biblical scenes, and mystical symbolic narratives, all of it darkened by the shadow of the Great Depression and World W
Boston Expressionism in context
| December 18, 2009
Is there a pianist in the house?
Moved and excited by pianist Leon Fleisher in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Boston Symphony, I wanted to hear it again.
A last-minute Emperor at the BSO, Gatti and Ohlsson, BLO’s Elisir, and Brahms meets Weill with the Cantata Singers
| March 18, 2008
KO stands for Ken Oringer, of Clio, Uni, Toro, and La Verdad.
Steak: well done
| August 07, 2007
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