New York

Louis Cane

Leo Castelli Gallery

Une peinture cultivée translates as: a cultivated painting—that is, a cultured painting, a painting which includes the culture of its own history and depends on the viewer’s culture, knowledge and perception for maximum appreciation. An exchange of cultural information via the art object. According to Louis Cane, in creating une peinture cultivée, the painter incorporates his own culturalization to develop a universal signification via painting.

Cane’s work reflects such art historical sources as Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Masaccio, Titian and others, not literally, but certainly in its geometric considerations, art-cultural considerations and the multiplicity of painterly-painter’s problems accomplished: “Game, Set, Match.”

On entering the gallery my first experience was an intense, magnetic, irresistible response to the paintings—what Clive Bell might have aptly termed proof-positive

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