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News: Jerry Saltz Picks His Fave Paintings

TheDuchessofAlbaJery Saltz, art critic for New York Magazine and current reality tv star on Bravo’s Work of Art, this week chose his favorite paintings in New York City. A where’s what sampling of some of the best art that NYC has to offer, spanning hundreds of years and a couple of boroughs from Marsden Hartley’s Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2 (1942) at The Brooklyn Museum to Duccio di Buoninsegna’s The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain (1308–11) and The Frick.
Museyon fave Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, or simply Goya, made the list with his The Duchess of Alba (1797) which is at The Hispanic Society of America in Manhattan. Of the painting Saltz writes “Goya, master of dashed hopes, daredevil brushwork, and the color black, gives us this voluptuous duchess in mourning dress—though she isn’t grieving so much as being mourned by Goya. Sixteen years her senior and stone deaf, he offers up a vision of imperious sensuality and unrequited love. The inscription at her feet translates to “Only Goya.” That’s how I often feel.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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