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Review: Photorealism At The New Orleans Museum Of Art

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection of photorealist canvases reveals subtle painterly magic By D. Eric Bookhardt | Gambit Weekly This review originally appeared here It’s no secret Sydney and Walda Besthoff are big-time art lovers, but the size of their photorealist painting collection, which takes up the back half of NOMA’s first-floor galleries, may… Read More

Paintings Go Beyond The Realism Of Photography

By John d’Addario | The New Orleans Advocate This article originally appeared here Painting and photography have always had a complex relationship. Conceived as an adjunct to painting in the earliest years of its development in the first decades of the 19th century, when many painters discovered how useful photographs could be in composing their… Read More

Marvelous ‘Photorealism: The Sydney And Walda Besthoff Collection’ Exhibit Opens Saturday At NOMA

By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune This article originally appeared here A mind-blowing painting exhibit titled “Photorealism:The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection” opens to the public Saturday (Nov. 8) at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Unlike many contemporary shows, it’s not an exhibit that proffers a social concept or psychological sub-text. It’s an… Read More