Art Crush: Paul Wackers’ “Early Romantics” At New Image Art

The aptly titled body of work “Early Romantics” by artist Paul Wackers, which opened at New Image Gallery Saturday night, reflects the carefully composed style of 17th century Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.

Wackers’ juxtaposition of geometric forms against nature offers a notably modern take on the romantic, often floral-centric look of his influencers, artists like Margareta Haverman or Willem Van Aelst. His still lifes almost take on a 3D quality, where the objects placed in the foreground of landscapes resemble hand-made sculptures. Have a look!

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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