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“Girl Distressed”

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In trying to render emotion in faces, I find it interesting how similar smiling is to weeping. The difference seems to lie in the eyes more than in the mouth.

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“Woman Hugging Boy”

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“Painting is a lie that tells the truth” (Picasso)

“As Amos Oz, the Israeli novelist, once put it, ‘Facts at times become the dire enemies of truth.’ Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ is a poor factual account of what happened in a Basque village on April 26, 1937, and a magnificent rendering … Continue reading

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“Lurchingly?

I’ve read and admired Peter Schjedahl’s writings about art in the New Yorker for years. His recent article is entitled “The Lurchingly Uneven Portraits of Paul Cezanne” (New Yorker, April 9, 2018). The piece is unhelpful to me as an … Continue reading

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“Man Speaking”

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Man speaking.

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“Woman’s Hair”

With flower.

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“Woman Smiling”

In the green sweat shirt.

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