27 Jan 2011

Larry Rivers and Reincarnation

There is a common idea among major artists that they are part of a continuum of artists with whom they feel at one. So much so, that they can easily take on each other’s identity in a painting: Manet as Rubens, Matisse as Rembrandt etc. Art historians hardly ever recognize these switches and...

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08 Nov 2010

The Reincarnation of Great Masters

Two recent entries, Manet's Croquet at Boulogne on the website and his Copy of Tintoretto's Self-Portrait posted on this blog, have both discussed the feeling, quite common among great artists, that they are reincarnations of one another. I see it all the time in the paintings themselves (eg....

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