The Americas Collection Fine Art presenta la exhibición THE INSTANT OF WATER de Luis Vegade el próximo Jueves 16 de Febrero en el 4213 Ponce de León Blvd, Coral Gables, de 7pm. a 9pm. Luis Vega de Castro (La Habana, 4 de octubre de 1944) es un artista cubano. Estudio cerámica, fotografía, artes plásticas  en la Escuela de Bellas Artes San Alejandro y la licenciatura en Historia … Continue reading THE INSTANT OF WATER Luis Vega

Robert Morris / Sôlido-Interview

  ROBERT MORRIS By WADE GUYTON Robert Morris, Untitled (Brown Felt), 1973 History—art history in particular—relies on false constructs like decades or movements to make sense of time. There is no such thing as the ’60s any more than there was a single art movement called minimalism—at least not in some contained set of terms with their attendant checklists of leaders and stars. We always … Continue reading Robert Morris / Sôlido-Interview

AVANT-GARDE AND KITSCH by Clement Greenberg

Greenberg’s breakthrough essay from 1939, written for the Partisan Review I ONE AND THE SAME civilization produces simultaneously two such different things s a poem by T. S. Eliot and a Tin Pan Alley song, or a painting by Braque and a Saturday Evening Post cover. All four are on the order of culture, and ostensibly, parts of the same culture and products of the … Continue reading AVANT-GARDE AND KITSCH by Clement Greenberg

100 years of Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp: His use of irony, puns, alliteration, and paradox. Embodying the intellect of his literary contemporaries Marcel Proust and James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) has been aptly described by the painter Willem de Kooning as a one-man movement. Jasper Johns has written of his work as the “field where language, thought and vision act on one another.” Duchamp has had a huge impact on … Continue reading 100 years of Marcel Duchamp

2017 VENICE BIENNALE: Cuba and Puerto Rico represented by Zilia Sánchez.

Zilia Sánchez. Born in Cuba in 1926, studying at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Sánchez has since the early ‘50s developed a language that is highly significant when reconsidering the seemingly resolved history of minimalism. Sánchez’s early work in Cuba developed an approach to formal abstraction through paintings and drawings, alongside the design of furniture as well as theater sets. Influenced by … Continue reading 2017 VENICE BIENNALE: Cuba and Puerto Rico represented by Zilia Sánchez.

Exhibition | Endless Space, Ernesto Gutiérrez

Vargas Gallery, in collaboration with the Art Department of Vargas University, is proud to present Endless Space a solo exhibition of Ernesto Gutiérrez. Curated by Henry Ballate M.F.A. this exhibition reveals the intimate space of the artist.      La pintura es el camino más largo y recorrido por la inspiración humana, es un camino de fe. Con todas sus muertes anunciadas continua teniendo muy … Continue reading Exhibition | Endless Space, Ernesto Gutiérrez

INFLUENCES OF MATISSE by Clement Greenberg

INFLUENCES OF MATISSE THE WORD ‘DECORATIVE’ is no longer used as freely as it once was in finding fault with works of pictorial art. Too much of the best art of our time was criticized, when first seen, for being too “decorative”. Matisse’s art in particular was criticized for that and it continued to be criticized for that. But if the word is now largely … Continue reading INFLUENCES OF MATISSE by Clement Greenberg

Bill Viola

In front of or surrounded by one of Bill Viola’s videotapes or video/sound installa- tions, most viewers stand transfixed. In Five Angels for the Millennium (2001), we watch scenes of a figure ascending and descending into a pool of water at night; in The Crossing (1996), installed in a darkened gallery, we see a two-sided projection of a solitary man striding forward from a distance. … Continue reading Bill Viola


THE MOST VIVID SENSE I ever had of a literal connectedness with the past in art was when some years ago I was looking at a beautiful fresco by Piero della Francesca in a little chapel in Monterchi, Italy. It shows the Madonna stepping from a tent. Her hand is on her belly, indicating she is with child; on each side of her an angel … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON MASTERPIECES by Jules Olitski

A Brief History of Women in Art

Women in Art Throughout the centuries, women have been involved in making art, whether as creators and innovators of new forms of artistic expression, patrons, collectors, sources of inspiration, or significant contributors as art historians and critics. Women have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art, but despite being engaged with the art world in every way, many women artists have … Continue reading A Brief History of Women in Art