Judith H. Dobrzynski
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Wondrous Records of Animal Lore: 'The Bestiary in the Medieval World'
These brilliantly illustrated compendiums of real and fantastic creatures take center stage at the Getty Museum's new exhibition.

June 17, 2019  •  The Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles

In the past several years, unicorns have become ubiquitous. Evoking radiant rainbows and beguiling dreams, these elusive and magical beings have been used to sell cuddly toys, movies, makeup, pajamas, videogames and high-tech companies with aspirations of grandeur.

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'Art & Empire' Review: The Golden Age of Spain Beyond Iberian Borders
An exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art includes works from all corners of the Spanish colonial world.

June 11, 2019  •  The Wall Street Journal

San Diego

Like a proud Spanish stallion, the art of Spain's Golden Age has in recent years pranced out of the background and claimed its rightful status in the top ranks of Western art. The acclaim extends far beyond the giants of the Iberian Peninsula—Velázquez, Zurbarán, El Greco, Murillo and Ribera—and sometimes even embraces art produced in Spain's American colonies, or New Spain.

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'Jonas Wood' Review: Interiors Gone Wild
The contemporary painter creates flat, graphic, realistic images with a dollop of Pop.

April 2, 2019  •  The Wall Street Journal

Dallas

Plants, pots, flowers, birds, cats, dogs, modernist furniture, books, toys—even a kitchen sink. And a toilet. From these quotidian objects, along with his relatives and associates, Jonas Wood fashions large, lush, dense paintings that reflect his life and his surroundings, not necessarily as they occurred but as filtered through his memory and his emotional mind-set.

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The Hirshhorn acquires a reconfiguration of Yayoi Kusama's first Infinity Mirror Room
The 1965 work, Phalli's Field, was a breakthrough in the artist's career

March 28, 2019  •  The Art Newspaper

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, has bought Yayoi Kusama's reconfiguration of her very first Infinity Mirror Room, Phalli's Field. This 2017 version of the original 1965 work appeared in the recent six-city North American touring exhibition organised by the museum, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, which drew sell-out crowds in every location and ended on 17 February at the High Museum in Atlanta. Its popularity helped send the Hirshhorn's visitor numbers in 2017 past the 1 million mark for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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'The Lure of Dresden': How Bellotto Made a City Come Alive
In Fort Worth, loans from the Dresden State Art Collections offer an exhibition of brilliant detail.

March 4, 2019  •  The Wall Street Journal

Fort Worth, Texas

Thank heaven for museum renovations. Every so often, they prompt major museums to lend their best treasures instead of stashing them in storage during the work—giving many people in faraway places access to art that they would otherwise never see. So it is right now with the renowned Dresden State Art Collections, which shipped several signature paintings to the Kimbell Art Museum here for "The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony."

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