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A wide range of representation at AS220

One of the notable developments of recent years is the return of realism, particularly hardcore realist painting from studio models.
Making it real
By GREG COOK  |  July 20, 2012
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Daniel Meiklejohn contemplates the female form

There is unlikely any subject more explored in the art-history continuum than the female form.
Variations on a theme
By ANNIE LARMON  |  January 14, 2011
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Review: Roustan at AS220; and 'Seeing Through Lines'

Paul Roustan is a virtuoso painter of odd subjects. Namely, the Pawtucket artist airbrushes makeup directly onto the naked bodies of fit models, which he presents in photographs.
Objects and abstracts
By GREG COOK  |  December 10, 2010
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Alternative universe

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
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009
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Art in America

The legend of the Old West's cowboys and Indians, flinty pioneers and buffalo killers, sheriffs and gunslingers started with the tall tales that cowboys themselves told of their glorious exploits.
From the Old West to middle-class guys
By GREG COOK  |  June 19, 2009