Best of 2013: Christopher Knight picks Charles Reiffel, John Divola


In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:

In chronological order, 2013 Top 10: Art

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

Brilliant, sexy charioteer was only one great reason to see Getty’s extraordinary ancient “Sicily” show #Top10art


Passionate, polemical, powerful performances in paint: Laura Owens & Lari Pittman #Top10art

No actual volcano, but 10 abstract light-installations survey James Turrell’s perceptual development #Top10art

GRAPHIC: Best of 2013 | Entertainment and culture

10 of the 12 major wars in US history have been photographed. “War/Photography” devastatingly chronicled #Top10art

Scruffy, ambitious survey of recent Conceptual abstract painting with a site-specific twist #Top10art

Face it: Without Flanders, there would have been no Florentine Renaissance — at least as we know it #Top10art


Forrest Bess: His bio is as disconcerting as his art — almost. #Top10art

3-venue retrospective of John Divola’s photos was too far-flung, but worth the 268-mile drive to see it all #Top10art

Last year brought Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings, this year brought the back-story: Berkeley. #Top10art

Twitter: @KnightLAT