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Diane Englander : Curates

In his commencement speech at the School of Visual Arts this past year, cultural critic Greil Marcus said, “What’s the impulse behind art? It’s saying in whatever language is the language of your work, ‘If I could move you as much as it moved me … if I can move anyone a tenth as much as that moved me, if I can spark the same sense of mystery and awe and surprise as that sparked in me, well that’s why I do what I do.'” [quoted in BrainPickings May 14, 2013]  


I’ve long collected images in which I can get lost, that I want to revisit, that restore energy to me, in a way that I hope my own work will do, at least for myself, and I hope for others, too. The small group of images here are in that category, plus a couple of mine as aspiring companions.  


~Diane Englander

1Art Orb Sassetta Journey of the Magi c 1435

Sassetta, Journey of the Magi (c. 1435)



2Art Orb Elmer BIschoff #1 (1974)
Elmer Bischoff, # 1 (1974)



3Art Orb Jim Lee Profile (Bits and Pieces) 2012
Jim Lee, Profile (Bits and Pieces) (2012)

Art Orb Hicks title and date unknown

Sheila Hicks, title and date unknown


5Art Orb Layered Buffs 7 2010 26 x 21 3-4 1024 180 dpi
Diane Englander, Layered Buffs VII (2010)

6Art Orb Louise_Nevelson_Double_Image_21772177A 1967
Louise Nevelson, Double Image 2177/2177A (1967)

7Art Orb Ruth Hardinger container #24 2010
Ruth Hardinger, Container #24 (2010)


8Art Orb Edward Hicks, Cornell Farm (1848)
Edward Hicks, Cornell Farm (1848)

9Art Orb Red Slashes Through Greens 2012 1024 180 dpi
Diane Englander, Red Slashes Through Greens (2012)

10Art Orb Robert Blackburne Faux Pas (c. 1960-63)
Robert Blackburne, Faux Pas (c. 1960-63)

11 Art Orb Sati Zech bollenarbeit_nr110 2010
Sati Zech, Bollenarbeit 110 (2010)

12Art Orb Scott Still Life with Frying Pan (1974)
William Scott, Still Life with Frying Pan (1974)


13Art Orb Mark Strand Madrid 2013
Mark Strand, Madrid (2013)
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Ted Larsen, Red Socks (2007)



15Art Orbiter Dieb Grayland (1976)-1
Richard Diebenkorn, Grayland (1976)


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