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March 6, 2020

Bernini's "St Teresa in Ecstasy" a marble statue in St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome could be said to embody the concept of swoon-logia or more commonly called Stendahl's Syndrome.

“Stendalhl’s Syndrome,” or “Florence Syndrome” used by artists to describe a light-heartedness and emotional joy experienced when a viewer the emotionally transcendent message expre...

October 4, 2018

Some reflections on painting the land-

Some reflections on painting the land-

By Brian Keeler

An essay on the works in the current show at my studio, the North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY.

The topography of light, an interesting idea, at least I find it compelling and quite apropos for encapsulating what I like to portray in my paintings. The way the light fl...

May 24, 2018

A Nod to the Heartland, Grant Wood - An American Vision

A Review by Brian Keeler of the Whitney Museum's Retrospective

The show of Grant Wood’s paintings, drawings, and crafts at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York included work of this Iowa artist that had become part of my marrow in a way.  Although not as prevalent or as ubiquitous as some of the...

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