Franklin Einspruch

Writing Archive

Kikuo Saito: Matter and Action, Kikuo Saito, James Fuentes Press, 2021

“Titian: Women, Myth & Power” — The Furious Force of Transcendent Artistry, The Arts Fuse, August 22, 2021

Albert Pinkham Ryder’s “A Wild Note of Longing” — Mysterious to the Point of Holy, The Arts Fuse, August 6, 2021

Organizing Sensation: An Interview with Paula Swaydan Grebel, Gwen Strahle, and John Goodrich, Zeuxis, April 4, 2021

The Sea Stacks of Scott Bennett, brochure essay, February 2021

Still Life With Women and Ironies, The American Spectator, August 8, 2020

How to Be an Artist: Step 1, Skip This Book, The American Spectator, May 18, 2020

The Virtual Critic: A Thought Experiment, AICA-USA Magazine, April 20, 2020

Painting Edo—Lessons About Art and the Good Society, The Arts Fuse, February 14, 2020

James Walsh is the Whole Band, catalogue essay for James Walsh: The Elemental at Berry Campbell, January 9, 2020

Exhibition note: On “N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives” at the Portland Museum of Art, The New Criterion, December 2019

Exhibition note: On “Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New Criterion, September 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s Proposed Breakup Of Big Tech Only Reveals Her Ignorance And Hypocrisy, The Federalist, July 25, 2019

Ever his own man: On Oskar Kokoschka: Expressionist, Migrant, European at the Leopold Museum, Vienna, The New Criterion, April 25, 2019

Bourgeois Radicalism in the Art of Ashley Norwood Cooper, catalogue essay for an exhibition at First Street Gallery, January 29, 2019

Elisabeth Condon: Near and Distant Views, catalogue essay for an exhibition at Miami International Airport, November 22, 2018

Ann Walsh's Mechanics of Color, catalogue essay for Ann Walsh: Colors at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, October 6, 2018

Rockland Chronicle, The New Criterion, October 2018

"Leonardo: Discoveries from Verocchio's Studio," Yale University Art Gallery, The New Criterion, September 2018

Left In Denial Blames Evergreen’s Bat-Wielding Student Mobs On Professor Who Opposed Racism, The Federalist, June 18, 2018

Don’t Listen To The Communists, Madeline: It’s True They’d Take Your Rights, The Federalist, May 22, 2018

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today - Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, DigBoston, May 10, 2018

Chuck Webster: Pilgrims: Drawings 2017-2018 - Steven Zevitas Gallery, DigBoston, May 10, 2018

Exhibition Note: On "Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth" at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The New Criterion, May 2018

Conny Goelz Schmitt: More Questions than Answers - Kingston Gallery, DigBoston, April 12, 2018

Beauty and Doubt, catalogue essay for Bill Scott: Leaf and Line at Hollis Taggart Galleries, March 2018

Bryan Christie: Heaven Painter, Hell Painter, The Weekly Standard, March 2, 2018

Inventur: Art in Germany, 1943-55 - Harvard Art Museums, DigBoston, February 22, 2018

Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business - Mills Gallery, DigBoston, February 22, 2018

With Gold Toilet Offer, Guggenheim Competes With Trump In Vulgarity, The Federalist, January 29, 2018

Norwegian would: the efforts of Edvard Munch, The New Criterion, January 10, 2018

Exhibition Note: On "Modigliani Unmaksed" at the Jewish Museum, The New Criterion, December 2017

Seeking Stillness - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, DigBoston, November 2, 2017

Mark Rothko: Reflection - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, DigBoston, November 2, 2017

Dana Schutz - Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, DigBoston, October 28, 2017

“Bernard Chaet: First Light” at Alpha Gallery, The New Criterion, October 3, 2017

Robert Richfield: Abridged - Gallery Kayafas, DigBoston, September 15, 2017

Angela A’Court: Thisness - Gallery BOM, DigBoston, September 15, 2017

Sean Downey: Wholly Idle - Steven Zevitas Gallery, DigBoston, September 15, 2017

Reordering the Rainbow: The geographic and stylistic travels of Anya Smolnikova, DigBoston, August 16, 2017

NYT Columnist Lindy West Debuts With Clueless Rant Against Free Speech, The Federalist, July 7, 2017

Petey Brown's Water Signs, catalogue essay, Bowery Gallery, June 20, 2017

American Watercolor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The New Criterion, May 11, 2017

Exhibition note: On Seurat's Circus Sideshow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New Criterion, May 2017

William Merritt Chase at the Museum of Fine Arts, The New Criterion, January 13, 2017

Guido Cagnacci at the Frick, The New Criterion, January 5, 2017

Exhibition note: On “Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918” at the Neue Galerie, The New Criterion, January 2017

Fake Fretting About 'Fake News' at the New York Times, American Greatness, December 31, 2016

The beat goes on at Art Basel, The New Criterion, December 6, 2016

Modernism isn’t a style, he insisted, it’s a working attitude. Walter Darby Bannard, 1934 to 2016, Artcritical, October 26, 2016

Frances Stark - The Art of Innuendo, The Arts Fuse, September 20, 2016

Sue Post: Weed/Garden, The Painting Center, September 6, 2016

Cultural Marxists Are Actually Pomofascists, The Federalist, September 6, 2016

Giorgio Morandi at the Center for Italian Modern Art, The New Criterion, June 23, 2016

A Pair of Drawing Shows at the Harvard Art Museums, The Arts Fuse, June 9, 2016

Northern Exposure: Lawren Harris at the MFA, The New Criterion, April 7, 2016

"Painting Tranquility," at Scandinavia House, The New Criterion, January 21, 2016

'Leap Before You Look' at the ICA, The New Criterion, December 23, 2015

RE: Appropriation, The New York Times Magazine, October 18, 2015

Homemade Mayonnaise Is The Very Essence Of Conservatism, The Federalist, October 9, 2015

Is Cultural Appropriation Ever Wrong?, The Federalist, October 6, 2015

Hail the High Priestess: Kyle Staver and the Cult of Painting, Artcritical, September 28, 2015

"Van Gogh and Nature" at the Clark, The New Criterion, September 9, 2015

Labor Day Shout Outs: Selected Shows Opening in New York, Artcritical, September 7, 2015

Boston Kimono Alarms Culture Crusaders, The Federalist, July 10, 2015

The Art of Thomas Hart Benton - Patriotic Correctness, The Arts Fuse, June 22, 2015

Boston's Rising Artists: The City's Creative Class Is Quickly Ascending the World's Artistic Ranks, Boston Common Magazine, Issue 3, Summer 2015

State of Art: Expect Abstraction, Digital Art - Even a Robot Or Two - At Boston's Cutting-Edge Galleries, Boston Common Magazine, Issue 3, Summer 2015

Oops, I Guess I Just Raped Emma Sulkowicz, The Federalist, June 15, 2015

Cultural Appropriation Is Culture, The Federalist, May 7, 2015

Presentational: Walter Darby Bannard on his early reductive paintings, Artcritical, April 8, 2015

“Pretty Raw” at the Rose Art Museum, The Arts Fuse, March 8, 2015

When Artists Fear their Audience, City Journal, January 23, 2015

The Annual Arts Fuse Holiday Gift Roundup - Tips From Enthusiasts, The Arts Fuse, December 19, 2014

Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals - Splendidly Revived, The Arts Fuse, November 11, 2014

Review: “Calder and Abstraction” at Peabody Essex Museum, Arma Virumque at The New Criterion, November 5, 2014

"Goya: Order and Disorder" - A Mountain of Superlatives, The Arts Fuse, October 14, 2014

Lester Johnson - Existentialism’s Matisse, The Arts Fuse, October 7, 2014

Take Another Look: Irving Sandler in Conversation with Franklin Einspruch, Artcritical, September 12, 2014

The Paintings of John Heliker — Ripe for Rediscovery, The Arts Fuse, August 8, 2014

Jamie Wyeth at Boston’s MFA — Liberally Peppered with Shlock, The Arts Fuse, July 31, 2014

In New Haven - Five West Coast Artists and William Bailey, The Arts Fuse, June 27, 2014

Radically Conservative: Susan Vecsey & James Walsh, Artcritical, June 21, 2014

Jim Hodges — Applying Sentiment to Post-Minimalism, The Arts Fuse, June 5, 2014

Game About Discoveries, Intrigues Of 17th Century 'New Science' Isn't Child's Play, WBUR ARTery, January 25, 2014

Lil’ Older Sister Comes Of Age: Miami Before Basel, Artcritical, December 8, 2013

When Hostility Turns Into Mannerism, Subtle Simplicity Offers Respite, Artcritical, December 6, 2013

Exhibition note: Review of "Balthus: Cats and Girls - Paintings and Provocations" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The New Criterion, December 2013

Five Highlights from the TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 Conference, The Arts Fuse, October 24, 2013

Coders And Creatives Intersect At MIT’s Hacking Arts, WBUR ARTery, October 3, 2013

Courbet’s Mighty Power - His Art and Its Influence On Other Artists, The Arts Fuse, September 22, 2013

Oil as Water: POUR at Lesley Heller and Asya Geisberg, Artcritical, September 19, 2013

Vulgarity With A Vengeance: The Clement Greenberg Myth Machine, Abstract Critical, September 19, 2013

'Crystal Brawl' To 'Kung Fu Volleyball' - Exploring Indie Games At FIG, WBUR ARTery, September 12, 2013

At the Currier Museum of Art and the MFA — Bask in the Deadly Splendor of the Samurai, The Arts Fuse, April 27, 2013

Portraitist Anders Zorn - From Stardom to Seclusion, The Arts Fuse, April 5, 2013

Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Art in America, April 2013

A Splendid “Teaching the Body” - Exploring the Venerable Art of Anatomy, The Arts Fuse, March 29, 2013

The Story of Comics as Poetry, Creative Relay, March 15, 2013

Paul Klee - Philosophical Thinker?, The Arts Fuse, November 10, 2012

Ying Li: No Middle Way, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, September 7, 2012

A Workshop with Barry Moser, Abstract Bookwright, The Arts Fuse, August 29, 2012

Anya Janssen, Art in America, June 2012

On "Dreams of Nature: Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky” at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The New Criterion, June 2012

Being Odd, Getting Even: Odd Nerdrum at Forum Gallery, The New York Sun, April 6, 2012

The Last Nude - An Engaging Historical Fiction About Seductive Surfaces, The Arts Fuse, March 30, 2012

On Never Meeting the Master: Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012, The New York Sun, March 27, 2012

A Revel in Rome, Relived in Rotterdam, The New York Sun, March 16, 2012

Ruben Ochoa, Art in America, March 2012

Renoir and the Force of Delicacy, The New York Sun, March 1, 2012

Exhibition Note: On "Johann Zoffany RA: Society Observed” at the Yale Center for British Art, The New Criterion, February 2012

A Visual Artist Looks at "Red", The Arts Fuse, January 18, 2012

Bill Scott, Art in America, January 2012

Structural Weirdness and Stable Harmony: A.A. Rucci, Artcritical, December 24, 2011

Miami at a Gentler Pulse, Artcritical, December 22, 2011

Will Barnet at 100, The Arts Fuse, November 29, 2011

Liquid on Stone: Wendy Artin's Parthenon Friezes, The New York Sun, November 16, 2011

"Academic" and Other Pejoratives, paper delivered at the Southeastern College Art Conference, November 11, 2011

High and Low: What is Excellence in the Arts?, keynote speech delivered at Augusta State University, October 21, 2011

Waterworks: Anne Neely at Lohin Geduld, Artcritical, October 6, 2011

An Art Fair for the Artists: Vaulting the Gatekeepers on Governors Island, The New York Sun, September 17, 2011

Ying Li, Art in America, September 2011

Interesting for No Good Reason: Lois Dodd in Maine, Artcritical, August 24, 2011

Artists John Heliker and Robert Lahotan - Spirits of Generosity, The Arts Fuse, August 20, 2011

The Indispensable American Artist Fairfield Porter, The Arts Fuse, August 4, 2011

Lucian Freud, 1922-2011, The New York Sun, July 22, 2011

Paintings That Shouldn’t Work: Elisabeth Condon, Artcritical, July 19, 2011

Krazy as Muse: Walter Darby Bannard and the Comics of George Herriman, The Hooded Utilitarian, July 19, 2011

Mel Kendrick, Art in America, June 30, 2011

Late Spring: Leon Kossoff at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Artcritical, June 5, 2011

Caro's Authority, The New York Sun, June 3, 2011

The Last Gesture Succeeds, Despite Cognitive Slurry, The Arts Fuse, May 13, 2011

Out of the Reach of Premeditation: New Works by Jane Freilicher, Artcritical, April 23, 2011

Exhibition Note: On "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey" at the Boston Athenæum, The New Criterion, April 2011

A Gold-Feathered Bird Sings in the Palm, New York Sun, March 30, 2011

Judicial Review #5: After the Hoopla — The MFA’s New Art of the Americas Wing, The Arts Fuse, March 11, 2011

Star-Crossed Painters: Laurie Fendrich and Peter Plagens, Artcritical, February 14, 2011

Abstraction in a Cold Climate, Artcritical, November 21, 2010

The Art of Leonardo Drew - An Abstract World Subject to Abstract Laws, The Arts Fuse, October 27, 2010

Exhibition Note: On "Morris Graves: Falcon of the Inner Eye, A Centennial Celebration” at the Michael Roesenfeld Gallery, New York, The New Criterion, October 2010

Alex Katz - Superficiality Equals Profundity?, The Arts Fuse, September 9, 2010

American Moderns @ Portland Museum of Art, Big Red & Shiny, August 16, 2010

Shahnama: Three museums, 1,000 years, The Weekly Dig, July 21, 2010

Charles LeDray @ ICA, The Weekly Dig, July 19, 2010

Conceptualism for Sale: How the Art World Uses Low Standards for Fun and Profit, talk delivered at Winkleman Gallery in New York City, March 19, 2010

Walter Darby Bannard: Then and Now, catalog essay, Center for Visual Communication, December 5, 2009

John Sanchez: Recorded Eyesight, catalog essay, Dorsch Gallery, October 10, 2009

Exhibition note: On Prendergast in Italy at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, The New Criterion, September 2009

The Mind of Materials: Why a Good Education in Art Emphasizes Techniques Over Ideas, paper delivered at 2009 FATE Conference, Portland, Oregon, January 27, 2009

The Art of Dialogue, letter of comment in Vue Weekly, September 18, 2008

George Bethea, Prajna: Color and Light, catalog essay, Dorsch Gallery, April 14, 2007

Head in the Clouds: What Obscures Vik Muniz's Art Is Also What Preserves It, Miami SunPost, April 6, 2006

RISD exhibitions draw connections surrounding Degas, Boston Globe, January 1, 2006

Right Intention, Accent Miami, Issue 6, 2005 (September)

At Ease in Two Worlds: New and ancient, real and perceived, Occidental and Oriental, Miami New Times, April 28, 2005

Robert Rauschenberg, Miami New Times, April 7, 2005

Academy, Marketplace, and the End of Institutionalized Taste, newCrit, March 13, 2005

Going It Alone: Andrew Wyeth never liked crowds, especially art-world crowds, Miami New Times, February 17, 2005

Miami, Where the Grass Is Greener, New York Foundation for the Arts Interactive, February 9, 2005

Jama, Miami New Times, January 20, 2005

Collage Series, Miami New Times, January 20, 2005

Carla Fache, Miami New Times, January 20, 2005

Undercover, Miami New Times, January 6, 2005

Miami Paintant, Miami New Times, December 30, 2004

Paintings of Mythic Proportions, RISD Views, Fall 2004 (October)

Grand Examples, RISD Views, Fall 2004 (October)

Around Town: Miami, New York Foundation for the Arts Interactive, September 22, 2004

Jennifer Basile, catalog essay, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami Dade College, September 2004

Come and get it: All You Can Eat, at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, takes a bite out of consumer society, Street Weekly, August 19, 2004

A thin line: Rocket Projects' Drawing Conclusions 2 is a lot like last year's show. Just not as good., Street Miami, July 9, 2004

Bird drop-ins: A new show has local artists building houses for our fine feathered friends, Street Miami, June 10, 2004

Little pink houses: Rick Newton's Cul-de-Sac Utopia captures the beauty - and dangers - of the suburban landscape, Street Miami, June 10, 2004

Snitzer re-loads: the gallery owner celebrates his move - lock, stock, and barrel - to a new art 'hood, Street Miami, June 10, 2004

Close to Perfection: Chuck Close Prints highlights the famed artist's exacting attention to detail, Street Miami, May 21, 2004

Walk This Way: In a Thousand Beautiful Things, Maria Jose Arjona traces her steps, Street Miami, May 14, 2004

Culture Clash: Edwin Montalvo Remixes the Masters at Kevin Bruk, Street Miami, May 7, 2004

Horrible Prettiness: John Pylypchuk brings his paradoxical perspectives to Locust Projects, Street Miami, April 9, 2004

MAM/Russell Crotty, Street Miami, March 12, 2004

Remain in Light Wheel: To intense effect, one artist chooses the primary colors of light over pigment, Miami New Times, November 13, 2003

Introduction to Steven Kaplan's "Miami on the Brink", Accent Miami, Issue #4 (September 2003)

Art History 101: Okay, before there was Jeff Koons, there were these people called the masters, Miami New Times, July 10, 2003

Art By District: Rocket Projects adds critical mass to the burgeoning North Miami Avenue arts corridor, Miami New Times, June 26, 2003

Framed Like Miami: Opening up the House of Cards sums up our impermanent, transient existence, Miami New Times, June 5, 2003

The End, Miami Art Exchange, April 4, 2003

Value and Validation, newCrit, January 18, 2003

Arty Party: The art exhibit as circus is fun, but don't be fooled by what you see, letter of comment in the Miami New Times, September 12, 2002

Egg Tempera: An Enduring Tradition, Miami Art Exchange, June 20, 2002

Dead Certainty and the Art of Gerhard Richter, newCrit, May 9, 2002

Basel, Shmasel, Accent Miami, Issue 2, 2002 (April)

Different Players, Same Team: A conversation with Neil Whitacre and Franklin Einspruch, Miami Art Exchange, January 31, 2002

Miami's Artistic Childhood, Accent Miami, Issue 1, 2001

Hit and Miss at MAM, Miami Art Exchange, September 5, 2001

Now THIS is an Exchange!, Miami Art Exchange, August 14, 2001

The Race for the Bottom, Miami Art Exchange, August 7, 2001

Monsters and Odd Men, Miami Art Exchange, July 31, 2001

This Just In: Drawing, Portraiture Relevant, Miami Art Exchange, July 10, 2001

Pushing Over Four Monitors: A Proposal for P.S.1, Miami Art Exchange, February 5, 2001

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery: 'Levity and Gravity' 1st, Coral Gables Gazette, August 2, 2000

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Art Museum opts for clean sweep with collaborative show, Coral Gables Gazette, June 6, 2000

Art Schools Teach Too Much 'Gimmickry,' Wtih Not Enough Real Education, letter of comment in the Chronicle of Higher Education, May 26, 2000

Gables Pastels: Drawings by Tom Spain showcase the City Beautiful, Coral Gables Gazette, May 9, 2000

Cadmus's The Fleet's In! still relevant: Wolfsonian exhibits controversial '34 work, Coral Gables Gazette, January 12, 2000

MAM, MoCA exhibit masters of abstraction, Coral Gables Gazette, December 22, 1999

True Identity: Dorsch Gallery shows post-modern woodcuts, Coral Gables Gazette, December 1, 1999

MAM shows To The Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, Coral Gables Gazette, November 16, 1999

Italy: an itinerary for the crowd-shy, Coral Gables Gazette, October 20, 1999

Physical Revelations: Drawings mirror x-rays' power to show, Coral Gables Gazette, September 8, 1999

Laundromat Locomotion: Process more compelling than product, Coral Gables Gazette, August 25, 1999

William Maguire: Photographs, Coral Gables Gazette, July 7, 1999

Vignettes: An exhibit of today's minimalism, Coral Gables Gazette, June 16, 1999

The Dream Collection... Part Five, Coral Gables Gazette, May 26, 1999

Carolina Salazar's 'Head-on', Coral Gables Gazette, May 12, 1999

The world according to Winters, Coral Gables Gazette, April 21, 1999

Vision realigned at MAM, Coral Gables Gazette, April 7, 1999

Randi Chaplin, catalog essay, April 1999

Lichtenstein: Bass exhibit shows creativity, persistence pay off, Coral Gables Gazette, March 24, 1999

Randi Chaplin asks What is Love?, Coral Gables Gazette, March 10, 1999

Mosaics fitting a cathedral of modern-day capitalism, Coral Gables Gazette, February 24, 1999

'Airplane Parts' soars at Miami Art Museum, Coral Gables Gazette, February 10, 1999

Gardens of Terrible Beauty, Coral Gables Gazette, February 3, 1999

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, American Arts Quarterly, Fall 1998

Kerry Ware, catalog essay, Dorsch Gallery, September 1997

How far will you go?, letter of comment in Flash Art, July 1997

An Ideology for the New Radical, American Arts Quarterly, Summer 1997

Roberta Marks and Heather Marcus at Barbara Gillman Gallery, PostMortem, Issue 190

Support public TV, radio (voices of reason), letter of comment in the Miami Herald, March 30, 1992

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