The Style Blog: Daily Pic


Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: A gay idyll by Demuth

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (National Portrait Gallery) A lovely watercolor called "Dancing Sailors," painted in 1917 by the gay artist Charles Demuth and now in the Cleveland Museum of Art collection....

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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/29/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Ter Brugghen's "Saint Sebastian"

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College/Courtesy the Phillips Collection) Hendrick ter Brugghen's "Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene," from the Oberlin College art gallery, painted in 1625 and...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 11/26/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: The Pic's 100th Birthday

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. The Pic turns 100 (days old) today. Each time I think there's not another image lurking in my mind, something that interests me pops up. I look...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:12 AM ET, 11/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Picasso's "Arm" - again

(Courtesy the Hirshhorn Museum) Yes, once again Picasso's 1959 "Arm" at the Hirshhorn. It's been on my mind, because I think I got it wrong in yesterday's post. I was responding to the idea of a freestanding artist's arm,...

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Picasso's "Arm" at the Hirshhorn

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Hirshhorn Museum) "Arm," modeled by Picasso in 1959 then cast in bronze in 1961, and now on view at the Hirshhorn Museum. It's almost...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:42 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Matthew Buckingham at Murray Guy

(Courtesy Murray Guy) Matthew Buckingham is one of the most subtle, deep-thinking artists now working. Washingtonians got a taste of his wildly complex film-based art in the Hirshhorn's "Cinema Effect" project in 2008. A recent piece by Buckingham, titled...

By Blake Gopnik  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Elad Lassry at Luhring-Augustine

"Woman (Painting)," one of a suite of new photos by Elad Lassry, an Israeli-born Los Angeles artist who has been making waves, now showing at Luhring-Augustine gallery in New York. Lassry achieves the strangest mix of vintage advertising gleam...

By Blake Gopnik  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Rosalba Peale by Rembrandt Peale

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Smithsonian American Art Museum) Click for larger image A portrait of the young artist Rosalba Peale, painted by her father Rembrandt Peale in about 1820...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:20 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gorky at MoMA

A recent feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art) Daily Pic: Arshile Gorky's "Garden in Sochi," from 1941, in the show called "Abstract Expressionist New York" at MoMA. The...

By Blake Gopnik  |  07:09 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: The "Normandie" pitcher

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the British Museum) The "Normandie" water pitcher, launched on the American market in 1935 by German designer Peter Müller-Munk. Museums all over - the Baltimore Museum...

By Blake Gopnik  |  11:11 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Kapoor's mirror at the Met

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Blake Gopnik for the Washington Post) A giant mirror by Anish Kapoor, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kapoor assembles thousands of hexagonal mirrors, maybe an inch...

By Blake Gopnik  |  07:37 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Volkova at Hamiltonian

The last in this week's series of Daily Pics that have looked at images from FotoWeek DC, Washington's third annual festival of the photographic arts. An ongoing archive of my Daily Pics is at www.blakegopnik.com. (Lucy Hogg for the Washington...

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Free Space at FotoWeek

Every day this week, my Daily Pic is looking at a single image from FotoWeek DC, Washington's third annual festival of the photographic arts. My FotoWeek favorites will also appear in the pages of the Post. An ongoing archive of...

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Best of FotoWeek DC

Every day this week, my Daily Pic will look at a single image from FotoWeek DC, Washington's third annual festival of the photographic arts. Some of my FotoWeek favorites will also appear in the pages of the Post. An ongoing...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:40 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/09/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Best of FotoWeek DC

Every day this week, my Daily Pic will look at a single image from FotoWeek DC, Washington's annual festival of the photographic arts. Some of my FotoWeek favorites will also appear in the pages of the Post. An ongoing archive...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gems of FotoWeek DC

Every day this week, my Daily Pic will look at a single image from FotoWeek DC, Washington's annual festival of the photographic arts. Some of my FotoWeek picks will also appear in the pages of the Post. "Eros," by Jenny...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:10 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Naum Gabo was a contender

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. "Construction," by the great modernist sculptor Naum Gabo, installed on the ceiling of a grand staircase in the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951....

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Martian aestheticism

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art) An 1880s plant stand by the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. and Longwy Faience, recently added to the...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:09 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Monticelli, van Gogh's godfather

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art) Daily Pic: "Early Spring," painted by Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli in 1871, and now in the permanent collection...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Fragonard's sacred heat

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art) Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "Rest on the Flight into Egypt," from circa 1750, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. (The...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:40 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 11/01/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bacchiacca in Baltimore

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. A Virgin and child in a landscape from the Baltimore Museum of Art, painted by Francesco Bacchiacca in around 1540. Bacchiacca is one of...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:18 AM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Pastaesthetics

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Chefshop.com) Stringozzi, from Umbria in Italy, is to ordinary linguine or spaghetti what Edward Hopper is to Norman Rockwell. The Umbrian version cooks...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:35 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: An anatomy of art

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the National Gallery of Art) An image by the great French theorist Roger de Piles, from his 1668 volume on anatomy for artists....

By Blake Gopnik  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Braun's kitchen icon

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art) Daily Pic: The "Multipurpose Kitchen Machine" designed by Braun in 1957, set up in blender mode. This Transformer...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossage's vision

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum) A photo from the portfolio called "The Pond," published by John Gossage in 1985. "The Pond" includes some of...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Luis Jacob's "Albums"

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Art in General) Three out of 16 laminated panels from "Album IX" by Toronto artist Luis Jacob, on show at Art In General...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:14 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Rockwell and the art of propaganda

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum) Norman Rockwell's "Polley Voos Fransay?," a 1917 oil in the collection of George Lucas, on show at the Smithsonian...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossart (again) and mannerism

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Barber Institute, University of Birmingham) Jan Gossart (again) - This time his 1517 "Hercules and Deianira," from the Barber Institute in England and on...

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/19/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: The ultimate watering can?

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Born in Sweden) A watering can designed by Patric Charmolu, a Frenchman based in Stockholm who helped found the design firm Born in...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Skating at Artisphere

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Artisphere) Daily Pic: Skaters "using" a sculpture called "Physical Manipulations of Structural Surfaces - A Homage to Skating," by Richard Vosseller. Both the...

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/15/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Black Cowboys

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery) Daily Pic: "Young Man with Du-Rag, Bynes Trail Ride, Swainsboro, Georgia," by Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, from a show called...

By Blake Gopnik  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/14/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: The first commemorative medal

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (The National Gallery of Art) Daily Pic: A commemorative medal from 1438, by the great Italian artist Pisanello, celebrates the arrival of the Byzantine...

By Blake Gopnik  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/13/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Military theater

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Murray Guy) Daily Pic: "Jungle Survival Training, Indonesia", a photograph by An-My Le at Murray Guy gallery in New York, shows an American...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Jazz Age color

By Blake Gopnik A feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: Watch some of the earliest color movie footage, shot in 1922 on experimental Kodak stock, more than a decade before color features were...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:15 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Chris Verene's "Family"

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: A photo from "Family," a portfolio by Chris Verene, on show at Postmasters gallery in New York. For 26 years, Verene has...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/08/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Kirchner's "Infinity"

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: John Kirchner's "Infinity," at Conner Contemporary Art. The great thing about snapshots is that they capture the casually seen, then allow for...

By Blake Gopnik  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 10/07/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Cambodian Bronze

By Blake Gopnik A feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: The "Kandal Urn," a bronze vessel from the National Museum of Cambodia, and now in the Sackler Gallery's "Gods of Angkor" show. It's...

By Blake Gopnik  |  07:56 AM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/06/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: East Berlin at Edison Place

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: A 1987 photo of what was then East Berlin, by Gerald Adam Hahn. The most striking thing about Hahn's suite of images...

By Blake Gopnik  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: An almost-Mayan atrium

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: At the Art Museum of the Americas yet again, looking at the building's lovely atrium, with its Aztec- and Mayan-inspired tile...

By Blake Gopnik  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bertoia at the National Gallery

By Blake Gopnik Another entry from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: Harry Bertoia's 1977 "Tonal Sculpture," recently moved indoors at the National Gallery. Bertoia's best known for the great woven-wire chairs he designed...

By Blake Gopnik  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Dan Steinhilber

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy of G Fine Art) Daily Pic: A wall sconce by Washington sculptor Dan Steinhilber, seen recently on a wall at G Fine Art,...

By Blake Gopnik  |  07:59 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Riccio at the National Gallery

By Blake Gopnik Here's the first in an occasional feed of posts from my Tumblr site at blakegopnik.com, where I write a few lines every morning on an object or image that's been on my mind. Daily Pic: "The Entombment,"...

By Blake Gopnik  |  03:07 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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