painting

By Bobbie Leigh To begin your visit to “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,” consider starting with the gallery devoted to Kirchner’s last years before exploring his earlier work.  It may seem odd to start looking at extraordinary Expressionist paintings and tapestries created at the end of the artist’s life,  but it is

By Bobbie Leigh Look closely at the painting at the entrance of “Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain.”  That is a long title for a small, but powerful exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. The painting you see in the first

  By Bobbie Leigh Prepare to be dazzled. Birds in the Art of Japan, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will leave you spellbound. “Inspiration for the exhibition comes from traditional Japanese court poetry, haiku, and a Wallace Stevens  1923 poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” says John Carpenter, 

At the Lapin Agile. Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973,  is with us now more than ever.  Visit the Met,  MoMA, and the Jan Krugier Gallery and  you will have begun  the equivalent of Picasso 101. The next step is to read the three volume "A Life of Picasso"