Alexander Katlan is a renowned art conservator, who analyzes, restores and preserves European and American oil paintings. Visit www.alexanderkatlan.com to learn about his expert services. Click photo to read article Read More
Artful Circle curated Richard Gachot: America at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington New York in 2014. See below to read part of the catalog we designed for the exhibit….
Richard Gachot: An American Original by Franklin Hill Perrell
Meeting Richard Gachot a decade ago, I regarded him as one of the handful of North Shore Long Island artists (among them, Richard Lippold, Christian White, and Frank Olt) whose reputations I knew from New York. Gachot was to me an enigma: an artist I regarded as famous yet who lived in Old Westbury. I had seen his work in successive shows at the Frank Miele Gallery, along the upper reaches of Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill. It turned out that my Long Island friends all knew him well, but for whatever reason I had never met him before: maybe I was the only one. Read More
See Central Park from an art perspective beyond the playgrounds and greenery. Walk with Artful Circle’s Franklin Hill Perrell as he focuses on the well-known statuary throughout the park, as well as its hidden gems.
Learn about the aesthetic goals of its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, as well as the stories behind the many monuments in the park erected in honor of literary and historic icons, such as Hans Christian Anderson, Alice in Wonderland, Balto Read More
Pablo Picasso: Understanding Relationships in His Life
Artful Circle visited several exhibits this season – one at Gagosian Gallery and two at Pace Gallery – all focusing on work by Picasso. Picasso was a complicated personality and his work reflected his perspective on the many relationships in his life. Many of his loves served as muses for his art and his styles changed as often as his feelings. This list below includes his two wives, his many children, romances and more. Read More
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection: Cubism by Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells
WHAT IS CUBISM?
Cubism is the most important art movement of the 20th century, a game changer. It replaced the renaissance premise of art as a window on the world, which relied on one-point perspective to create spatial illusion. Cubism featured a roving vantage point where objects were viewed from an array of angles. It resulted in increasing pictorial flatness. Space became shallow. Objects, depicted or features of their parts, seemed to be arranged within an implied grid matrix. The first generation cubists learned directly from Cezanne from whom they recognized that the building blocks of pictorial design were geometric solids like the cube, cylinder, or pyramid. Read More