Month: April 2022
When the Prussian Army began marching toward Paris, Camille Pissarro packed up his family’s belongings and shuttered their home in Louveciennes, a small town outside the capital. It would be safer to move away than to stay. Here’s the harrowing story at the center of his painting “The Conversation, Louveciennes.”
Unlike Picasso, Paul Klee doesn’t suffer from being taken way too seriously. But maybe it’s time his compositions carried more weight. For openers, his Bauhaus lectures contain more than 1,200 pages of personal research on color, shape, and pattern that are among the most detailed in art — equalled only by the observations of Leonardo da Vinci.