Robert Campin

December 16, 2017

Robert Campin, Christ and the Virgin, c. 1430‑1435 A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430 The first stop on our tour of artwork from 1430 is Robert Campin, Christ and the Virgin, c. 1430‑1435 at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Old Masters Now selections from the Johnson Collection. Link to A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430. […]

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1430

December 16, 2017

Christ and the Virgin, c. 1430‑1435. Robert Campin, also called the Master of Flémalle, Netherlandish (active Tournai). Oil and gold on panel, 11 1/4 x 17 15/16 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection, 1917. A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430 by DoN Brewer Of course, Philadelphia didn’t exist in […]

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Byzantine

November 22, 2017

Hugh Mesibov, Byzantine Figure, The Barnes Foundation https://collection.barnesfoundation.org/objects/6896/details Hugh Mesibov (American, born 1916) Byzantine Figure, 1945-1946, oil pastel over black ink on cardstock mounted to multi-ply paperboard (14 x 11 in.) The Barnes Foundation (Gallery 22, east wall) Since September I have been studying The Traditions of Art at The Barnes Foundation with the senior […]

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Garrity

August 31, 2017

Bruce Garrity, Recent Work A large painting, 70″ x 58″, oil on canvas, this artwork was displayed along two similar sized paintings at 3rd Street Gallery as part of Bruce Garrity‘s presentation of his recent paintings this past June. The horizontal composition is constructed of high key, lush, complementary swaths of color, climbing, sinuous fields of marks, patches, […]

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Synesthesia

May 9, 2017

Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge, 1879, Philadelphia Museum of Art Mary Cassatt’s Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge: Creative Distortion and Audio Synesthesia in a Painted Portrait DoN Brewer Spring 2017 The Elements of Art, The Barnes Foundation William M. Perthes, Senior Instructor Woman with a Pearl Necklace […]

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Dooms Day

February 9, 2017

Alex Mosoeanu, Moment of Inspiration, metallic Sumi-e ink, metallic markers and colored pencils on drawing paper, 2016 Dooms Day, Group Art Show, Plays and Players Art Gallery Interview with Dooms Day curator Alex Mosoeanu: “We’re in the Plays and Players Theater in the lower lobby are in the Plays and Players Art Gallery. We are having […]

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Identities

January 20, 2017

Eppchez! Abstract Packer #1 Eye Bulge #2 Big Queer Ice Cream #3 Pocket Rocket, foam and fabric, 1st Prize, How Do I Look? How do I Look? Shifting Representations of Queer Identities, Da Vinci Art Alliance by DoN Brewer Queer is a difficult word for me to use as a signifier; when I was a […]

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Alonzo

November 24, 2016

Chief Teefie, marker on Strathmore paper, 24″ x 24″, Alonzo Troy Humphrey Alonzo Troy Humphrey, 12th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale at Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank’s Today I really screwed up at work. I told my art partner I’d have the money, I knew where the money was but I had spoken too […]

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#CORRESPONDENCIA

October 9, 2016

#CORRESPONDENCIA, Community Futures Lab, Luz Elvira Torres, México #CORRESPONDENCIA at Community Futures Lab Alien Architect, Cohen Asher reached out to me through social media to attend a pop-up event at Community Futures Lab, 22nd & Ridge Ave. The thing was I had my own event, a large group show of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia at The Plastic […]

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Embracing

August 13, 2016

Gerhard Richter, Piz Lagrev, 1995, oil on canvas. Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. Embracing the Contemporary, Sachs Collection at Philadelphia Museum of Art DoN confessed his love of Gerhard Richter to Katherine Sachs, sharing how being a Richter apologist for some folks can be difficult. I asked her, as a collector, if she gets that kind of push back from […]

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