Félix Vallotton and the Dark Heart of the Nineteenth-Century Bourgeoisie

As demonstrated by the paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s retrospective of Vallotton’s work, “Painter of Disquiet,” the artist was a fine colorist, on par with his better-known peers. Yet his signature contributions to modern art eschewed the riotous chromatic wallpaper of Bonnard and Vuillard—and even color in general.

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As an Artist and Organizer, Christopher Udemezue Connects Queer and Caribbean Communities

Christopher Udemezue describes a stark binary in perceptions of Caribbean culture, contrasting the pleasures of flavorful food and island music with the darkness of colonial violence and persistent homophobia. His practice mines his identity as a queer Caribbean-American. Growing up on Long Island, Udemezue felt connected to his heritage through his relatives, especially his Jamaica-born […]

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