Tenderness, Penitence and Estrangement: I Review the El Greco Show at the National Gallery of Art

for the Weekly Standard:The nickname “El Greco” reveals two things about Doménikos Theotokópoulos, the weird and sublime painter of the Counter-Reformation: He was Greek, and he was a stranger. When everybody around you is Greek, nobody is “the Greek.” El Greco’s vision reflected the second part of his identity even more than the first.more … [Read more...]

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“How to Recognize the Artists of Paintings”

Some of them don't really work (including the first one, unfortunately) but the good ones are really good, and I dare you not to laugh out loud at the last one. Via the Rattus. … [Read more...]

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