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Arts Post: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010

Poetry in motion

In my Nov. 24 review of "Burlesque," I bemoaned the current trend in movie musicals of filming and editing dance sequences with such whiplash speed that viewers can't appreciate the lyrical beauty of bodies simply moving through space. That reminded...

By Ann Hornaday  | November 26, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  | November 26, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  | November 24, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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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  | November 23, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  | November 22, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Peggy Cooper Cafritz irked by black art platitudes at Katzen

Curator J.W. Mahoney leads a tour at American University's Katzen Center on Saturday. (Courtesy of Max Cook)An impassioned plea to area art institutions to show black artists interrupted last Saturday afternoon's smile-and-nod curator's talk at "Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington...

By Jessica Dawson  | November 22, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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