Month: April 2018

Turpentine diaries 4/15/18

Last week, I saw one of the better shows that I’ve seen in Cleveland.  Global Matrix IV at the Gallery at Cleveland State U  contains first-rate prints from contemporary European artists.  I plan to review the show later this week after I visit it one more time. Along 4th Street is poking along (ahem), although…

Stretching canvas

While it’s true that I didn’t learn anything about painting at art school, it isn’t true that I didn’t learn anything at all.  I learned a lot about printmaking, and I learned how to stretch canvases. That canvas-stretching skill has stood me in good stead.  I can’t think of a single instance when the technique…

Tom Hudson

During my last weekly visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art, I saw Eyewitness Views for the fourth time. Eyewitness Views is the best show I’ve seen at the Cleveland museum and one of the best I’ve ever seen. Do yourself a favor and visit the show before it closes 5/20. Canaletto is a marvel.  I am writing a review.