Category Archives: Quotations

Things people said.

“The Time Is Now!”

The exhibition, “The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side 1960-1980,” which opened in September and runs through Dec. 30, is part corrective, part history lesson, part reintroduction. (Tariro Mzezewa, “50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their … Continue reading

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Gucci Pride

“For youthful fans, the Gucci logo is a tag, a way of stating, ‘I am socially responsible,’” [Milton] Pedraza* said. “It gives you a very clear identity that goes beyond a fashion statement.” [*Founder and CEO of the Luxury Institute, … Continue reading

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Tenderness in the Kitchen

The young man [Flynn McGarry] seems a relatively gentle soul in a world still learning to be less needlessly rough. (Glenn Kenny, “‘Chef Flynn’ Review: A Gastronomic Wonder from Boy to Man,” NYTimes, 11-9-18) (c) 2018 JMN.

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Otto Schubert: Paintings from the Trenches

  Art student Otto Schubert (1892-1970) was 22 years old when he was drafted into the war. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. … All pictures extracted from Postcards … Continue reading

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Nabi Dictum: The Essence

“A picture, before being a war horse, a nude woman, or some anecdote, is essentially a flat surface covered by colours in a certain order.” (Maurice Denis) (c) 2018 JMN.

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“Cream-colored Screams”

“I swear if I had to do this over again, I would just do the paintings and never show them,” [Twombly] said in a 1994 profile in Vogue. “I was brought up to think you don’t talk about yourself. I … Continue reading

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Leonor Fini

“She always felt that identity was just a mask,” Ms. Rivera said. “So the masks that she chose to wear were more true than her biological face.” (Daniel McDermon, “Sex, Surrealism and de Sade: The Forgotten Female Artist Lenor Fini,” … Continue reading

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