Month: April 2014

  • April 26: Mark Adams on the small scale

    Mark Adams (1925 – 2006) designed such things as large-scale tapestries and the magnificent stained glass windows of Temple Beth El in San Francisco, but his smaller works have a wonderful, intimate appeal arising from his decisiveness in choosing which of the visual elements before him to pursue, and his clarity in executing them. “Alcatraz” is divided into three […]

  • April 12: space as subject

       It’s generally the case that works of art are centered on action, and the surrounding space, however interesting it may be, is in a supporting capacity. Sometimes, though, the subject is the space itself. The focus is not so much on people and objects as on the space where they occur. Manet’s “Rue Mosnier”, […]