“A Generous Vision” book 11.14.2019

“A Generous Vision” book 11.14.2019

I recently finished reading A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning, written by Cathy Curtis. This author has written two other books, also about female painters - Nell Blaine and Grace Hartigan. A Generous Vision is a biography about Elaine de Kooning, born in 1918, an abstract expressionist painter who was married [...]

“Walk Through Walls” book 11.15.2018

“Walk Through Walls” book 11.15.2018

I recently finished reading Walk Through Walls, a memoir by performance artist Marina Abramovic, published in 2016. (Earlier this year, IĀ posted her "Artist's Life Manifesto" on this blog.) Abramovic is known forĀ unusual performances which many think are perverted, controversial, or vulgar. Because she's a female artist, and around my age, I wanted to learn more [...]