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Deconstructing Architecture for Fun

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When a New England artist attracts attention it usually starts locally and spreads regionally. If the artist is... Read More »

DeCordova Museum’s Presumed Innocence

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The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is one of my favorite New England art museums... Read More »

Divide and Conquer

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Fred Lynch is one of my favorite painters. He is a painter’s painter, rigorously disciplined about his work... Read More »

Dorothy Eisner on Cranberry and in Boston

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Dorothy Eisner (1906-1984) was a thoroughly modernist painter who worked her way through most of the artistic trends... Read More »

Drawing in the Sands of Time

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Conceptual artist Jim Denevan turns the classic dictum ars longa, vita brevis (art is long, life is short)... Read More »

Drawing Itself in Brattleboro

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Drawing is the most immediate and intimate of art forms, at once direct and often tentative or preparatory.... Read More »

Drawing Out of Line

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In the 1970s, when I first began paying attention to contemporary art, Pat Steir was one of an... Read More »

Drawn to Detail at the DeCordova

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One of the great things about art making is that there are no rules. Just as “art” is... Read More »

Dutch Invade Salem

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And now for something completely different. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is one of the most... Read More »

E. Ambrose Webster’s Time in the Sun

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The vast majority of artists are never able to make a living from their art, and the fate... Read More »

Edward Steichen’s Manual of Style

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For many years I had a postcard propped up on a bookshelf in my office, a portrait of... Read More »

Elizabeth Peyton Returns to Connecticut

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in the Cheever-esque village of Ridgefield, CT, is one of the rare non-collecting... Read More »

Everything Old Is New Again

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Art and technology tend to have a love-hate relationship. Some artists embrace the latest technologies as new tools... Read More »

Expressionist Island

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The gentle Cranberry Isles scattered off the shores of rugged Mount Desert Island have provided shelter and subject... Read More »

Eye Spy in Salem

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All representational art is an optical illusion, the representation of three dimensional objects and space on a two... Read More »

Fantasy and Fetish on Campus

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There is a strain of contemporary art that has to do with investigations of the artistic imagination as... Read More »

Folk Art Is Fine Art

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In this pluralistic 21st century art society, the distinction between fine art and folk art is hardly worth... Read More »

Folk Art of Maine and Massachusetts

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As city after city and state after state begin promoting cultural tourism in hopes of cashing in on... Read More »

Forest Fires and First Traces in Maine

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Dennis Pinette is among my favorite contemporary Maine painters. In fact, he is among my favorite all-time Maine... Read More »

From Cape Cod to Colby

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For 18 years, Bevin Engman, an artist on the faculty of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, primarily painted... Read More »

From Homer to Hopper

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Watercolor is such a delicate medium, wonderful at transmitting a sense of light on the one hand, easily... Read More »

Fun Facts About the Maine Coon Cat

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Contrary to popular myth, the Maine coon cat is not a cross between a cat and a raccoon... Read More »

Georgetown, ME: Reid State Park

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Reid State Park is a natural wonder unto itself, containing not only rocky tidepools, beaches, dunes, and salt... Read More »

Georgia O’Keeffe in Portland

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As often seems to happen with the inspiration for museum exhibitions, the idea for Georgia O’Keeffe and the... Read More »

Give ‘Em the Old Razzle Dazzle

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Google “famous glass artist” and the first entry that comes up is “Dale Chihuly.” The second lists seven... Read More »

Glorious Tim Clorius

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Tim Clorius: Conversation Pieces at Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine (through June 11) presents one side of one... Read More »

Governor Orders Maine Labor Mural Removed

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An anonymous “Secret Admirer” contacted Maine Gov. Paul LePage to complain that the history of Maine labor mural... Read More »



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