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Red explores Rothko's emotional palette

Mark Rothko sees red in Red — and not just when staring hard at his iconic Seagram murals.
Scarlet fever
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2012
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Cai Guo-Qiang, “Sustainable Beauty,” and “Independents”

Cai Guo-Qiang has mounted his two big crocodiles at head height, where you can peer into their snapped open jaws lined with fangs.
Quick impressions
By GREG COOK  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, And Conversations

If you are interested in the great painter Philip Guston (1913–1980), you will want this book. If you are interested in American painting from 1945 on, and into the future, you will want this book. If you enjoy a great talker in top form, you will want
Fast talk: A great artist bends your ear
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  January 07, 2011
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Looking DuBack

Looking backward, history seems a whole lot more orderly than it does while you're living it.
Insight and retrospect at the PMA
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 11, 2009
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To have and to hold

Stephen Prina is many things: artist, musician, Harvard professor, socialite, bon vivant. His artwork extends across a number of media, with multifarious influences.
Stephen Prina at Barbara Krakow, 'Architecture of Fragments' at The New Art Center
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  April 01, 2009
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The thinker at mid century

A long time ago (say 70 years), in a galaxy far, far away (New York), a tired band of rebels ached to be the Next Big Thing.
Size matters
By GREG COOK  |  January 27, 2009


Greatest hits

The RISD Museum continues its top to bottom renovation and expansion.
RISD shows off its new and renovated galleries
By GREG COOK  |  June 04, 2008
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Majestic rot

Providence artist Neal Walsh’s great new abstract paintings bring to mind peeling paint, rust, and cracking plaster in old mills or houses, maybe the wall in the hall of an apartment building.
Compelling new work by Neal T. Walsh and William Schaff
By GREG COOK  |  April 15, 2008
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Pace yourself

Stephen Pace came of age in New York in the circle of artists that included Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and his particular friend Milton Avery.
Quality of light and experience develop over decades
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  November 28, 2007
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Shore lines

This is the Ocean State, after all, with some 400 miles of shoreline, so it’s only natural that Rhode Island artists have also been attracted to the coast of Maine.
A study of two states at the Newport Art Museum
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 17, 2007
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Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006


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The Gloucester roster

Artists have long flocked to the North Shore, drawn, no doubt, by the mesmerizing, shifty light and powerful convergence of sea, sand, and stone.
‘Enlightened View’ at Montserrat, ‘Renaming Names’ in Cambridge, and Gerald Parker’s Brockton at the Old South Meeting House  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 30, 2006
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Facets of brilliance

The current show in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s special-exhibition room, “Bellini and the East,” is another flickering jewel in the Gardner’s crown.
Bellini at the Gardner, Cubism at the MFA
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 12, 2006