Oskar Kokoschka: Un Fauve à Vienne

Wild Thing

October 12, 2022 | By Heidi Ellison | Exhibitions

Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was a wild young thing in staid turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. A critic even called him the Oberwildling, or “head savage” of the exhibition ”Kunstschau,” where he exhibited his illustrated poem “The Dreaming Youths,” a tale of teenage sexual … Read More

Hubert Duprat

Studio-Grown Art

December 9, 2020 | By Heidi Ellison | Exhibitions

The better-known names of photographer Sarah Moon and painter Victor Brauner are the big attention-getters at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris right now, but upstairs is a show (which had only a few visitors the day I was there, … Read More

Albert Marquet: Peintre du Temps Suspendu

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

If Poussin Painted Like a Child “La Varenne Saint-Hilaire, la Barque” (1913). © Richard Nathanson, London/ADAGP, Paris 2016 At first glance, many of the paintings of Albert Marquet (1875-1947) look simple, almost childlike. There is great power in that simplicity, … Read More

L’Art en Guerre

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Explaining Art in War Is an Uphill Battle Picasso’s ”L’Aubade” (”Tombstone,” 1942). © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN/Christian Bahier/Philippe Migeat © Succession Picasso 2012 “L’Art en Guerre” (“Art in Wartime”) at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris … Read More