Northern Berkshires

Łempicka brings Parisian art to WTF

In a studio at night, two women are holding each other. The room smells of paint and turpentine and smoke and sweat. An artist trying to build a career and raise a daughter comes to a bar after her first big opening and meets a woman who has always lived on the edge, on the streets,…

Women Artists in Paris at the Clark

Rosa Bonheur had won international fame for her scenes of horse fairs and ploughing oxen. She went to abattoirs and open markets to study animals, and she dissected them to learn their anatomy, like Leonardo Da Vinci learning the chambers of the human heart. But she had to get a letter of permission from the…

William Kentridge honors Africa in World War I

You have already taken all I have. Now you are taking my son. The words appear on a vast wall. At center stage a man faces a round microphone, as though he is speaking on the radio in 1918. He is reliving the history of Africa in World War I — a story internationally acclaimed South African…

‘Tartuffe’ tantalizes at the ’62 Center

Leather boots. Falls of curls streaked with color. Women in corsets and men in long hair and silk stockings. Lights dance on the ceiling, and a man in spangled facepaint is doing the limbo under the chandelier — the 17th century has gone clubbing in Paris. And it’s glorious. On Saturday night, David Eppel celebrated his…