Walter Mencken 1:04 p.m., Sept. 4
W.S. Di Piero
W.S. Di Piero is a recipient of Guggenheim, Lila Wallace-Readers Digest awards, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. He lives in San Francisco and is the author of numerous books of poetry and essays. He wrote an essay on his father in June of 2000.
His recent books include Nitro Nights (2011, Copper Canyon) and TOMBO (2014, McSweeney's). Prior to that was When Can I See You Again: New Art Writings (2010, Pressed Wafer), which contains many of his Reader columns.
This way to Radium Girl!
The Self-Taught Genius exhibit at the Mingei, artifacts from their conversation with the world
The poses matter.
Essaydi’s women don’t “present” to the viewer: each has an inner life made visible but unavailable to us.
Nature as roughhouse theater
JMW Turner: Painting Set Free at the Getty through May 24.
An enormous crowd pushes against an advancing tank, as if to deny its force.
20th Century icons from an old art museum in Buffalo are at the Museum of Art.
“I have always liked hot music. There’s something wrong with an American who doesn’t.”
Inside Marsden Hartley’s head and heart
Rilke announced in a poem the arrival of the great war god who would renew humanity.
Ensor in his own cranky temperament
The Scandalous Art of James Ensor explores the art of the Great Distruber.
Art for life's sake
“The stroke is just like the artist at the time he makes it.” Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, on view at the San Diego Museum of Art until September 9.