Neil Harris

The Man Who Corporatized Our National Museums
August 01, 2014

How J. Carter Brown transformed the American art world.

Seurat's Sight
July 26, 2004

I. SEURAT AND THE MAKING OF LA GRANDE JATTE (Art Institute of Chicago) We do not need an artist to show us the intensity of a color, the grace of a line, or the vehement contrast between a light form and a dark form. There are powers that are inherent in color, line, and form--powers that we register immediately, almost unthinkingly, as we regard the world around us. Great painters and sculptors tap into these pre-artistic experiences of sight.