Chapter 5 of my research book about the morality and politics of our time as seen through the subjects of representational art is now available.

Can we see what they do?

Powers of Observation

Painters who rely on observation take deeper looks at their subjects, more typically still life, interior and landscape. Josephine Halvorson seems to examine the surface of her subjects at a microscopic level; Catherine Murphy, Susan Jane Walp, and Gillian Pederson Kraag represent intensely personal approaches to painting perceptually.

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