The Easel

“Painter-painter,” and the Lingering Specter of Greenberg

Is the medium of painting losing its edge? Two of last year’s most prominent painting shows get scrutinized for evidence and towards its end, the essay opens up into an interesting general discussion. “Medium limitations have lost their stranglehold on what a work of art could be. [A]s sculpture has expanded to include art activities not traditionally considered sculpture, so too has painting extended its possibilities.”