Los Angeles

“Modern Paintings”

Edgardo Acosta Gallery

This show focuses primarily on the School of Paris. It includes some pleasant watercolors and gouaches of Renoir, an interesting, predominantly black Miró gouache, a Meitzinger still life; a couple of small, tasteful Braques, and so on. The most significant aspect of this group of pictures is in their ability to show just how shallow a major Venard looks when hung alongside the most minor work of the older Parisian masters. The exhibition also includes a Clave and two Noyers, which also make the older work look better by comparison.

Don Factor