Art Museum Does Kirkeby Fans ‘Great Service’ (Boston Globe)

“Mordet I Finderup Lade (Regicide at Finderup Barn),” 1967, mixed media on Masonite, and, below, “Untitled (Horses),” 2009, tempera on canvas by Per Kirkeby.Sebastian Smee writes in the Boston Globe that the current Per Kirkeby show in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art contains big paintings with “a restless, unsettling aura” and a “peculiar charge.”

“Kirkeby’s flickering color — one minute earthy and dun, the next bejeweled, opalescent — plays strange tricks, inducing second and third glances,” he writes.

Smee also commends the “good folk at Bowdoin” for setting up a  simultaneous smaller exhibition about color and structure in the earth, organized by the college’s Earth and Oceanographic Sciences and Mathematics Department.

Painting shown: “Mordet I Finderup Lade (Regicide at Finderup Barn),” 1967, mixed media on Masonite, and, below, “Untitled (Horses),” 2009, tempera on canvas by Per Kirkeby.

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