Alighiero Boetti’s World-weaving at MoMA

Detail, Tutto (Everything)

Check out my piece on Alighiero Boetti’s World-weaving at MoMA over on Escape Into Life. Boetti’s large woven and embroidered tapestries are the showstoppers of the Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan exhibition, and they have a fascinating history involving the artist’s time in Afghanistan.

Ryan Pickart’s Portraits

Ingrid, Ryan Pickart

I came across oil painter Ryan Pickart’s work over on Escape Into Life here. It’s a bit like a modern Klimt, in pastel oils rather than gilt, but still with those big languid eyes, no? They just jump out of the flat, decorative background.

The artist has more work, including some lovely sketches, on his blog.

Alina, Ryan Pickart