Writings by David Carrier

Guercino (Francesco Barbieri), Et in Arcadia Ego, 1618-22. Oil on canvas, 82 x 91 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome

Working Space 1600: Shows in Rome of Guercino, Caravaggio and their Contemporaries

Reflections on Baroque painting and modernism.

Gerhard Richter, Grau, 1974. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 59 1/8 inches. Private Collection. Photo Nicholas Moss

Its a Gray Old World: Grisaille at Luxembourg & Dayan

Not just another color: grisaille in historically diverse show

Bob Thompson, Study for Expulsion and Nativity, 1966. oil pastel and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Looking to Poussin: Bob Thompson’s Drawings

on view at at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects through January 8

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, The Annunciation, 2010. Video still. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Art at Christmas: Fernando Botero, Elija-Liisa Ahtila, Ludwig Blum

From different traditions, presented in varied contexts, a trinity of artists reveals mystic truths.

cover of the book under review

Caravaggio: James Dean of Baroque Painters

Andrew Graham-Dixon’s Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Georges Braque, The Billiard Table, 1945. Oil and sand on canvas, 35 x 45 ¾ inches. Tate © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Development Issues: Georges Braque at Acquavella Galleries

This magnificent show, on East 79th Street, is up through November 30

Yang Yong's installation, Lightscape, on view at the 2011 Guangzhou Triennial

Forums in Motion: The Guangzhou Triennial

Conference helps put prosperous city on par with more sophisticated Chinese centers


Abstract Expressionism Is Alive and Well in Denmark

Per Kirkeby at Michael Werner Gallery through October 29

Cover of the book under review

China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics

Gao Minglu’s Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Chinese Art

Tejal Shah, You Too Can Touch the Moon (from the Hijra Fantasy series), 2006. Numbered photograph on archival paper, 147 x 96.5 cm. Courtesy de l’artiste et Project 88, Bombay

Passage to Postmodernity: Paris-Delhi-Bombay

at the Centre Pompidou through September 19