Sheldon Tapley

Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself

Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself Lexington Art League January 12 – March 3, 2013 by Sheldon Tapley Know Yourself: An ancient maxim. We find it hard to understand, difficult to pursue, and perhaps impossible to fulfill. Philosophers have discussed the imperative for centuries. Socrates gave primacy to self-knowledge. Seeking it properly takes courage, […]

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Samson and Delilah

Flesh. It gleams and swells in Samson and Delilah, giving us the whole story before we can recall the details. It shows us her allure and his weakness. It gives life to this picture, but it is made from paint brushed across a wooden panel. In Rubens’ hands, paint and flesh transform a morality tale […]

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Narrative Figuration

                        Late Modernism, the last and least worthy phase of a wonderfully creative 150-year movement, petered out before the births of most of the painters in this show. In its wake, the art world, then mostly western in emphasis, embraced a new pluralism that […]

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