Peter Schjeldahl

Book Review: Art Critic Peter Schjeldahl — Connecting Readers to the World in a New Way

May 22, 2020
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Good essays about art help us learn to see. Wonderful essays about the artists in our lives — which means all the artists through history, because, as Peter Schjeldahl so eloquently puts it, “all art is contemporary” —- help us learn how to live.

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Book Review: The Critic as Wildean Artist — Peter Schjeldahl’s Elements of Surprise

June 14, 2019
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Peter Schjeldahl debunks (and praises) works of art, while also acknowledging the strategic importance of beauty.

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Visual Arts Commentary: “Portraits of Courage” — Critical Misfire

May 27, 2017
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Why do critics like the New Yorker‘s Peter Schjeldahl rush to absolve G.W. Bush?

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