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Brandt Junceau

Brandt Junceau is a sculptor, currently teaching at the New York Studio School. He chose Marini for his contribution to the Artists for Artists Brooklyn Rail Critic's Page (June 2018).

Le Corbusier a Life, Le Corbusier Le Grand

I am lucky to have read Le Corbusier uncritically. I was sixteen, and I began with the big linen-bound Oeuvres Completes 1910-1965.

BERNINI: Sculpting in Clay

Gian Lorenzo Bernini wasn’t always our Bernini. He was self-made (a ferocious infighter at the Vatican), and dominated baroque Rome with hard work, not simply by being the best man for every job.

The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

In 1937, Elie and Viola Nadelman's Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts was an original in practically every way. Today, the contents are still quite delicious; every piece exceptional, acquired while practically nobody else was looking, each cousin to a common aesthetic purpose.

Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes

The exhibition is an eye-opener, in part because, quite as Marini had feared, this kind of thing just isn’t done anymore. These figures come to us from another world, although it really wasn’t so long ago. We are now accustomed to objects that are just that, but here every “piece” is a person.

Michelangelo, the Man and the Myth

Michelangelo, the Man and the Myth might be more plainly called “Michelangelo Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti.” Fully half the checklist items are hagiographic materials of greater or lesser interest, which better portray the artist’s public perception and the lending institution’s holdings than the artist himself.

Leonardo da Vinci's Saint Jerome

The panel is more than precious; it is a relic, not of the saint, but the artist. The installation presumes that we will understand it to be a masterpiece, one of only six securely attributed to Leonardo’s hand.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

You really have got the old man,” Kenneth Clark told John Pope-Hennessy upon reading his study of Michelangelo. The “old man” (1475–1564, painter, sculptor, architect, and poet) seems always to have been the old man, always at the top.

Marino Marini

Marino Marini is not my master. I was not that fortunate, but he is for me an exemplary artist.

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