Alternative realities of realism

Art Jun 6, 2017

Alternative realities of realism

by Matthew Larking

"Realism" can be a frustratingly indeterminate term. It can be used to refer to individual paintings, and it can be a conceptual placeholder that seemingly encapsulates the entire history of the Western Renaissance, and other, fine arts through to modernism. The critical afterlives of realism, ...

Ken Domon and the artistry of real life

Art Apr 16, 2017

Ken Domon and the artistry of real life

by Martin Laflamme

By 1957, photographer Ken Domon had reached the peak of his creative powers. A picture taken that year in Hiroshima, which he was visiting for the first time to chronicle the lingering effect of the bomb, shows him supremely confident: ram-rod straight on a ...