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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Visual Art


Sep 2002

True to Life

Both in his life and in his work, Frank Moore harnessed outrage as an engine of creation and kept bitterness at bay.

Mar 2002

An Awakening From the Nightmare of the Taliban

The Afghans, with their rich culture largely destroyed, are hungry now for the arts.

Feb 2002

The Art of Losing

Here is the tragedy: we have no idea what passed. We are never told what might have been.

Nov 2001

An Ancient Garden Youthfully Abloom

From classical painting to bold conceptualism, a far flung culture sprouts an abundance of styles.

Oct 2001

Perfectly Frank

The paintings of Frank Moore are bright and cheery, yet they depict a world ravaged by toxins and disease. The artist’s light-filled Manhattan loft also confounds our ...

Jun 2001

He Knew What He Liked

Review of "Roland Penrose: The Friendly Surrealist," by Antony Penrose.

Oct 2000

Images That Speak a Language of Art

If we cannot separate the dancer from the dance, we cannot here separate what is said from how it is said.

Mar 1999

Nomad’s Land

In Mongolia, the very existence of an avant-garde comes as a surprise.

Sep 1998

Inanimate Selves, Alternate Realities

Puppet artists are fully aware of the complexity of their medium: as Mr. Paska has said, they are "out on a limb between the angel and the machine."

Sep 1998

Art in China: Censorship, Secrecy, and the Struggle to be Heard

In a society in which art is repressed, it gains in urgency what it loses in visibility.