My struggle to keep the language of painting alive
Friday, January 15, 2021
Outside the Walls, a meditation on the contemporary scene
One thing I miss is the time when America had big dreams about the future. Now it seems like nobody has big hopes for the future. We all se...
Monday, October 5, 2020
Divagations on Jed Perl's second volume of "Calder"
As I began to think about finishing my reading and reviewing Jed Perl’s monumental second volume of the life of Calder, the art world was in...
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Photographer Joseph Podlesnik and Provisional Painting
There is an old Maine locution “You can’t get there from here” that is a response to a question from a lost driver getting directions in ...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
As good as it gets on the internet (Or the Three Penny Author)
I put my blogposts on Medium, a site that promotes writing on the web. My writing rarely gets any feedback as adjudged from the dearth of ...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Artists without faces. Or what do you hang your hat on? Jean Gabin, Cecily Brown, Dana Schutz and John Currin.
Artists without faces. Or what do you hang your hat on? Cecily Brown, Dana Schutz an...
Sunday, November 24, 2019
UNC-Greensboro Professor Michael Ananian reviews my book on Amazon
“Drawing and Painting” should be read by anyone who cares about the current state of art school education and its future. Mr. Mugar’s trea...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Mondrian and Monet flowers in Paris and Notre Dame as Rhizome
My book on Drawing and Painting languishes in virtuality, somewhere on the servers at KDP, although occasionally on my dashbo...
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