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The Problems of Painting

By Wayne Adams Essay

Painters Frame Contemporary Painting Painting has died and been resurrected several times in recent decades. Challenged by theory-laden conversations about art’s “post-medium” condition and a welter of deconstructionist propositions, painting seems nevertheless to have thrived in the face of adversity. Some would say it remains as manifold and imaginative as ever. In order to take…

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Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting

By Multiple Authors Essay

Painting has died and been resurrected several times in recent decades. Challenged by theory-laden conversations about art’s “post-medium” condition and a welter of deconstructionist propositions, painting seems nevertheless to have thrived in the face of adversity. Some would say it remains as manifold and imaginative as ever. In order to take its pulse, Image asked…

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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More

By Wayne Adams Essay

A painting can help us to think something that goes beyond this senseless existence. That’s something art can do.                             —Gerhard Richter, Doubt and Belief   GERHARD RICHTER wants you to believe. Maybe not in God per se, but in something. The significance of his work depends on it. His paintings invite us to identify…

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