Ed Ruscha, the famous contemporary artist, recently gave a talk on Renaissance and Baroque works on display in the Frick Collection in New York City. It is interesting to learn how Ruscha sees art historical styles, and pushes us to think about how they influenced his work. (http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7467025/events/2958405)
Ruscha’s work is currently being displayed in the Frick, as part of an exhibition on Renaissance and Baroque bronze sculptures. Ruscha’s ornamental and antiquated fonts for his exclamatory works combine nicely with the high degree of emotional subjectivity expressed in the extreme twists and turns of the sculptures.