Bosch at El Prado

Walking into “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition” at Museo del Prado in Spain is to step into a world of its own. Colorful, vivacious, majestic, Bosch takes you into a place of original birth, capital sins and death, angels and demons, heavy in symbolism, repetitive in the search for religious and spiritual purity. Divided in [...]

Vlasta Remembered

Only rarely have I experience a calming melancholy when I walk into an art exhibition. The space at Prague City Gallery was kept in semi-darkness, islands of lights reflected on lonesome portraits that looked and felt desolate, strangely affecting. Czech artist Vlasta Vostrebalova Fischerova lived in tumultuous times and is considered a distinctive female representative [...]

Botero in China

Fernando Botero's fat ladies may be familiar to people around the world but they are certainly a novelty in China. For years, the famed Colombian artist has tried to show his work in China. He has had more than 50 exhibitions in major cities around the world but China was missing. There was always something; [...]

Dance the Orange in NY

by B. Palacios It is not unusual to find a painter who can master the use of colors to express their unique perception of reality. But, to convey the reality of happiness is a different matter. At the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, we have found a painting exhibition doing just that. The Philadelphia [...]

Facing History

The woman on the screen is in a completely empty auditorium. She is singing and her voice is shrill and long, like a wounded animal. In her voice there is also a yearning, a pleading, as if she were praying. At the same time an immense tenderness is felt, as if her song were a [...]

Reflection Alone

"Reflection alone can give us the idea of what perception is" We saw these words in pale white neon lights above the stairs leading to the basement gallery at New York's Sean Kelly art gallery. We paused and wondered who wrote these words, and who was the artist who noticed them and used them to [...]