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I’ve studied at every level of American education — elementary through graduate school and law school — and have taught without distinction at most levels as well — middle school, high school, community college, and university. None of this qualifies … Continue reading

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“Resolving Uncertainty”

I’m trying to make the musical intervals stick in my head through associated songs, a technique I’ve only just discovered. I’m painting each interval on canvas, first the minor second,  exemplified by the theme of the movie “Jaws.” The article excerpted below  recommends drawing … Continue reading

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“The Skill of Deep Watching”

This essay by Salvatore Scibona, a novelist, speaks to me for its call to transcend the outrage bait, the incitements to be condemnatory, to which we are exposed in so much discourse. His reviving of a more “capacious” meaning of … Continue reading

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“Casually Disrespected Boundaries”

While living in Rome in the 1970s, Wally Reinhardt became infatuated with Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” I like the idea that a person with no formal background or training can disrespect boundaries while creating work that seems unstable and undependable. “Back in … Continue reading

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Bernard Gilardi

As an obscure, untrained, uninspired painter closeted in a shed, I get a vicarious boost reading about painters who manage to wander into visibility from the sidelines — posthumously, most often, which is not the boosting part. “For more than … Continue reading

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Crossed Out

[The Brant Foundation Art Study Center in the East Village, New York City, opens with an exhibition of nearly 70 works by Jean-Michel Basquiat created from 1980 to 1987.] Other paintings pay homage to jazz greats like Miles Davis and … Continue reading

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Proto Trudeau?

[“Sir John Soane’s Museum [London] will announce this week that it is to stage Hogarth: Place and Progress, an exhibition of 50 or so works in which Hogarth observed the morals of contemporary life, conveying the comedy and tragedy of … Continue reading

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