In Christopher Gallego’s drawings, it is as if you are underwater, and all of the usual sounds, shuffles and animation of life goes silent, and you find yourself in this sensorially pared-down but visually heightened world.
“Holbein: Capturing Character” is up at the Morgan Library, and notwithstanding the reductive title, the show is a testament to the age of European humanism, and specifically to Hans Holbein’s role in painting its most prominent personalities.
The Incas in South America believe in Pachamama as the great creator. Mother Nature is the underrated artist to us human beings, especially to me. She is like all the artists and common artisans who quietly work, inspiring others.