Terrain Gallery | Aesthetic Realism Foundation

THE TERRAIN is the first gallery to show the inextricable relation between the technique of art and people’s lives. Since its opening in 1955 in New York City, the Terrain has presented exhibitions of contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, with comment based on Eli Siegel’s historic Fifteen Questions, Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites? (see also Italian translation) Among the artists exhibiting have been Will Barnet, Robert Blackburn, William Clutz, Lois Dodd, William King, Andre Kertesz, Chaim Koppelman, Peter Passuntino, Stephen Poleskie, Elfi Schuselka, Richard Sloat, George O. Stadnik.

Exhibitions and events

Terrain Gallery Anniversary Exhibition Celebrating the Life and Art of Dorothy Koppelman (1920-2017)

Temporary exhibition until 28.09.2019

We’re proud to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the Terrain Gallery with an exhibition honoring the life and work of Dorothy Koppelman—founding director, artist, Aesthetic Realism consultant,...

Educational programs

The Art of Drawing: Surface & Depth, taught by Marcia Rackow


The Art of Drawing: Surface & Depth  -  Taught by Marcia Rackow  -  Each semester accents either drawing, pastel, or watercolor. The opposites of purpose and technique,...


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Berthe Morisot: The Technique of Art & the Questions of Life--What's the Relation?

Terrain Gallery | Aesthetic Realism Foundation

As I studied the work of the renowned French Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, whom I care for, I was taken by the energy and motion in it, at one with...


What Are You Looking for in Love? Robert Indiana’s LOVE

Terrain Gallery | Aesthetic Realism Foundation

Reprinted from the Journal of the Print World When, in the 1960’s, I first saw Robert Indiana’s LOVE ,   it really took me, as it did people across...


Picasso’s "Dora Maar Seated"—or, Full Face and Profile: How Do They Show the Self?

Terrain Gallery | Aesthetic Realism Foundation

I have come to care very much  for this painting by Pablo Picasso titled  Dora Maar Seated . Dora Maar was a photographer and took photographs of...


Gli affreschi di Piero della Francesca: il loro significato oggi

Terrain Gallery | Aesthetic Realism Foundation

Di Dorothy Koppelman Il Panello Sinistro della Legenda della Vera Croce Nella Chiesa di San Francesco in Arezzo La Regina di Saba che Adora il Sacro Legno...


The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca: Their Meaning for People’s Lives Now

Terrain Gallery | Aesthetic Realism Foundation

In honor of the Piero della Francesca 600th anniversary celebration, the Terrain Gallery is proud to present this important talk given in 2007 at the Piero...

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