Matthew Weinstein, Queens of The Night, Spotlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Queens of The Night, Spotlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Queens of The Night, Starlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Queens of The Night, Starlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Monarchs, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Monarchs, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, The Golden Age, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 inches
The Golden Age, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Hibiscus, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Hibiscus, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Caladium, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Caladium, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Blue Velvet, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Blue Velvet, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Pink Satin, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Pink Satin, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
When I was just starting to really look at art, I saw a painting by Dosso Dossi. I think it was a satyr and a nymph. The interaction between them was so interesting. I always remember it, but I can’t find the painting. Then I saw the Arnold Böcklin self portrait with death playing the fiddle. He became one of my favorite artists (I remember telling Robert Rosenbloom that. He said ‘really?’ And a few days later he sent me a monograph on the artist from the 70’s). And I was so struck by paintings of two entities interacting. It’s the primordial stuff of entertainment as well as of our affective, romantic and violent lives.

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