Susan Chrysler White, Cradle, 2010–13. Acrylic on canvas, 77 x 110 in. Courtesy of the artist and Littlejohn Contemporary, New York.

Regarding Beauty and the Baroque

About four years ago, I began to detect several threads that loosely connected the works of a number of artists—particularly painters—artists whose works seemed unrelated or were not following a particular theoretical or conceptual model.