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Christopher Knight’s best art moments of 2013

Charles Reiffel
American artist Charles Reiffel is probably the best early Modernist painter you’ve never heard of — til now #Top10art

 (San Diego Museum of Art)
‘Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome’
Brilliant, sexy charioteer was only one great reason to see Getty’s extraordinary ancient “Sicily” show #Top10art (J. Paul Getty Museum)
Laura Owens and Lari Pittman
Passionate, polemical, powerful performances in paint: Laura Owens & Lari Pittman #Top10art

In the photo above: Laura Owens in the massive studio/exhibition space showing her 12 untitled paintings. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
James Turrell
No actual volcano, but 10 abstract light-installations survey James Turrell’s perceptual development #Top10art (Florian Holzherr )
‘War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath’
10 of the 12 major wars in US history have been photographed. “War/Photography” devastatingly chronicled #Top10art (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
‘Painting in Place’
Scruffy, ambitious survey of recent Conceptual abstract painting with a site-specific twist #Top10art (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
‘Face to Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting’
Face it: Without Flanders, there would have been no Florentine Renaissance — at least as we know it #Top10art (Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens)
Forrest Bess
Forrest Bess: His bio is as disconcerting as his art — almost. #Top10art (The Museum of Modern Art / Hammer Museum)
‘John Divola: As Far as I Could Get’
3-venue retrospective of John Divola’s photos was too far-flung, but worth the 268-mile drive to see it all #Top10art (John Divola)
‘Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966'
Last year brought Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings, this year brought the back-story: Berkeley. #Top10art (The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)