In “The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years,” the National Gallery of Art showcases 153 works by 20 artists who "photographed the same subjects—primarily friends, family, and themselves—over the course of days, months, or years." The first half of the exhibition will be overly familiar to anyone who’s seen an [...]
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It may be summertime froth, but the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibition “The Deep Element: Photography at the Beach” has a clear lesson: that few notable photographers, no matter how serious the rest of their oeuvre, have been able to resist the primal pull of surf and sand. Robert Adams? Check. Harry Callahan? Ditto. Nicholas [...]
Sometimes an exhibit is great in its entirety; sometimes one particular piece rises well above the rest of the exhibit. The images below fall into the latter category. Together, they constitute the 10 best photographic images of 2011, at least in this reviewer's opinion.
1. Harry Callahan, “Telephone Wires,” National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery [...]
Tricia Olszewski leads this week's arts section with a review of The Skin I Live In, the new Hitchcockian thriller from the master of high soap, Pedro Almodovar. Mike Riggs recounts, day by painful day, the fate of cult filmmaker Jeff Krulik's latest attempt at cinematic glory, Heavy Metal Picnic. In theater, Chris Klimek reviews [...]
No Lens Flares Here: Odd angles, stark contrasts, bleeding edges—we could be talking about a Darrow Montgomery gallery, although in this case it's WaPo art critic Philip Kennicott previewing the National Gallery of Art's new exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of photographer Harry Callahan. Kennicott writes: "It’s a small miracle that no matter [...]