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Archibald Motley Hits the West Coast

Posted By Wendy Hower

The bright red jewel popped off the canvas, as if we saw the necklace worn by Archibald Motley’s mother for the first time.Not so! That beautiful portrait had hung on a gallery wall at the Nasher Museum for about four months.

How is it possible that new details emerge in paintings we have seen many, many times?Perhaps that is a sign of a true artist.Many thousands more people can take in these unexpected details on canvases of riotous color–now that Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist has opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.This is the only West Coast… MORE

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Hi Def Miró

Posted By Wendy Hower

  
Drips of paint, brushstrokes, the glow of an untreated canvas–we want to see all the… MORE