Philip pearlstein is an influential american painter best known for modernist realism nudes cited by critics as the preeminent figure painter of the 1960s to 2000s, he led a revival in realist art he is a distinguished professor emeritus with paintings in the collections of over 70 public art museums. With the museum of modern art in new york preparing to open a much-anticipated francis picabia retrospective on monday, we turn back to the september 1970 issue of artnews, in which philip pearlstein wrote an essay about the artist. Essay prize award for graduate students the primary source news, updates, and the blog the primary source pearlstein, philip, 1924-painter philip pearlstein (1924- ) is a painter and educator in new york, new york pearlstein studied at carnegie institute of technology and new york university. Alexi worth came very close to pinpointing the trouble in his catalog essay for pearlstein’s 2005 exhibition in which he remarks on “pearlstein’s fictions” seen the paintings of philip pearlstein some 5 years ago for the first time, i’ve found an artist who obviously shares my love for these fine bodies, legs and mainly them bony.
There is a simultaneous hunger for and dread of human contact at the heart of philip pearlstein’s deadpan work, so scary and elusive that it frustrates straightforward analysis the real drama of the work, even from its beginnings always feels hidden.
Institute for advanced study, princeton the splendid portrait of erwin panofsky , late professor in the school of historical studies , installed in the institute’s historical studies–social science library, was commissioned from philip pearlstein in 1993. Philip pearlstein (1924- ) is a painter and educator in new york, new york pearlstein studied at carnegie institute of technology and new york university he teaches at brooklyn college.
She modeled for philip pearlstein for a decade beginning in 1993, and has taught at the new york city college of technology, cuny, brooklyn this essay first appeared in the denver quarterly, university of denver, winter 2001, where it was awarded the robert d richardson award for best essay in a volume year. Philip pearlstein is a figurative artist known for his contribution to the sharp-focus realist movement he was a major figure in the revival of figure painting in the 1960s his works are known for their non-traditional vantages of the nude figure.
Philip pearlstein—just the facts, 50 years of looking and drawing and painting, c urated by robert storr, at the new york studio school january 16 to february 22, 2014 8 west 8th street, between fifth and sixth avenues. Philip pearlstein came to prominence in the 1960s as his own vasari, advancing his claim to have reconciled modernist intentions with the demands of the human figure with the rhetoric behind us, it is easier to see in these early, uncluttered paintings at adam baumgold that the center of interest in his work has little to do with theory.
The philip pearlstein retrospective now at the brooklyn museum [review published in 1983], curated by russell bowman, is a dense and satisfying show.