Powerful Visions of Reclaimed Narratives by Indigenous Artists

PORTLAND, Oregon — Outside a fourth-floor window in the Portland Museum of Art, rain-darkened tree branches dotted with crows make a latticed silhouette against a mottled gray sky. In bright contrast, a 22-foot mural illuminates a room of the modern and contemporary art wing, alive with its own light and vivid planes of saturated color: … Read more

The visions of Joseph Gandy

The Bank of England appears as a fantastic ruin, sheared away at the corners, a Forum Romanum lashed from the west by the elements, illuminated from the north and with even its vaulted foundations laid bare. This is not an image of decay, however, but a triumphant depiction in the form of a cut-away perspective … Read more

The infernal visions of George Bissill

From the February 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. I had, until recently, never seen one of George Bissill’s devastating pictures. This is a shameful admission because before becoming an artist Bissill had been a coal miner, and the mines were his inspiration. The mines had also inspired DH Lawrence – England’s first … Read more