In case you missed Sunday’s New York Times, Roberta Smith’s “It’s Not Dry Yet” shouldn’t be missed. Smith takes readers through a quick history of painting since impressionism, placing emphasis on the narrowing of painterly concerns through abstraction. She argues that today painters have more freedom than they’ve had since perhaps the 1890s – her push, to remind that painting certainly isn’t dead.

Above is “Pillows” by Raj Ram Sharma. After the jump further selections from Roberta Smith representative of representational painting since 2000.

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