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Introduction to the Issue


Although it is late August in Georgia, there is a coolness in the morning air and I delight in bringing you the new issue of The Art Section. I am glad many of you have commented on the new design of the site. We are getting our archives up as quickly as possible. The articles from 2012 and 2013 are there; the rest is to follow. It is hard to believe that we are now in our seventh year and that our writers and artists have shared with us so many of their ideas, their writing and their thoughts.


In this issue, we have three new articles, beginning with a fantastic piece by Anna Leung about the exhibition of Matisse's cutouts that was at the Tate Modern and is now about to open at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. For those lucky enough to visit this exhibition after it opens on October 12, I suggest you read Anna's discussion of it first . Drenched in the last of summer is Harry Weil's commentary on In the Garden of Sonic Delights, an exhibition of sound art Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts just north of New York City, featuring such artists as Laurie Anderson and Stephen Vitiello. Finally, my own article describes Atlanta artist Radcliffe Bailey's first curation at the city's new gallery, an exhibition that is filled with surprises and thought provoking meditations on Civil War, from a global perspective that is evocative, lush, and interesting in all the right ways.


The Art Section needs to grow and I am asking all of you who read us to please donate $1.00 or 1 euro or whatever you can afford using the Pay Pal button below. This will help us to continue providing you with new articles about artists, music, film and poetry.


Thank you so much,




Deanna Sirlin






Henri Matisse, Large Decoration With Masks, 1953 

Photograph: Guy Bell/REX

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