Expressionism Bites Back

When it comes to bashing modern and contemporary art, expressionism and its inheritance generally seems to take the most brutal walloping. A fact both understandable and restrictively short-sighted. Understandable, because, well, for the longest time artists had stuck to painting, chiseling, sketching and eventually photographing what they saw — the objects, vistas, faces that surrounded…

Celebrating Georges Rouault

Today marks the 145th anniversary of the birth of the French painter and lithographer Georges Rouault. For the savvier among you, perhaps the name Georges Rouault is met with an instant flash of recognition. For others, there’s not much shame in admitting he sounds like another one of those French guys who did something significant once.…