No. 230: Louise Fishman, Luuk Hoogstede

Episode No. 230 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Louise Fishman and conservator Luuk Hoogstede.

This weekend the Neuberger Museum of Art at the State University of New York, Purchase opens “Louise Fishman: A Retrospective,” the New York-based painter’s first career-length survey. Louise Fishman began her career as an expressionist painter in the mid-1960s by both remaining true to abstract painting and by working to purge male influences from her work. Her oeuvre demonstrates an intense commitment to exploring the ways in which an abstract painter can engage with non-art histories, ideas and experiences. The retrospective will be on view at the Neuberger through July 31. It was curated by Helaine Posner.

A companion exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, “Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock,” opens on April 29 and runs through August 14. It will spotlight Fishman’s small-scale work and her sculpture. It was organized by Ingrid Schaffner.

catalogue of both shows is forthcoming, but as of air time it had not been published.

On the second segment, paintings conservator Luuk Hoogstede of the SRAL in Maastricht discusses his work on two Hieronymus Bosch triptychs. The Noordbrabants Museum in s’-Hertogenbosch is presenting a once-in-a-lifetime survey of Bosch’s work. The Getty Foundation, Hoogstede and the rest of the BRCP conservation team have created boschproject.org, a remarkable website that allows both specialists and the general public to examine Bosch paintings on which they have worked. Currently the site features Bosches from Venice, but by the end of May it will feature all of the Bosches examined by the BRCP. Hoogstede and host Tyler Green discuss the Triptych of St. Wilgefortis, which is also known as the Triptych of St. Uncumber, and the Hermit Saints Triptych. Click on each image at those links to see outstanding high-resolution visible, infrared photography, and infrared reflectography images of each triptych.

Air date: March 31, 2016.

Louise Fishman, In and Out, 1967.

Louise Fishman, In and Out, 1967.

Louise Fishman, Angry Louise, 1973.

Louise Fishman, Angry Louise, 1973.

Louise Fishman, Haggadah, 1988.

Louise Fishman, Haggadah, 1988.

Louise Fishman, Crossing the Rubicon, 2012.

Louise Fishman, Crossing the Rubicon, 2012.

Hieronymous Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych before conservation.

Hieronymus Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych before conservation, ca. 1495-1505.

Hieronymous Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych, after treatment, ca. 1495-1505.

Hieronymus Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych, after treatment, ca. 1495-1505.

Hieronymous Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych before conservation, ca. 1495-1505.

Hieronymus Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych before conservation, ca. 1495-1505.

Hieronymous Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych after conservation, ca. 1495-1505.

Hieronymus Bosch, St. Wilgefortis Triptych after conservation, ca. 1495-1505.

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