There is a sense of fluidity, deeply rooted in canon of western art. That virtuosity is met with directions and means. Glier have applied incongruent techniques of painting and drawing which span over centuries in art history. But oddly, they not only are sensible aesthetically, but also speak authoritatively.
Talavera Pottery at Crow Collection of Asian Art
The show coincides with an election stirred by a rhetoric promoting nationalism, in the phrase of "America First". Apolitical as it may seem, Talavera pottery states that cultural identities are sediments of innovation and development, through generations of both indigenous and foreign minds, all becoming possible when the world revolves into one global community. Sure, Chinese, Muslim, and Europeans all have left their marks on this pottery, so what? In the end, it is uniquely and truly Mexican.
Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum
The age-old tradition of art collecting is highlighted in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition- From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections. On view now, this exhibition gives the public a rare chance to see treasured artworks from the private collections of regional residents, including several works from Wisconsin homes. During this exclusive … Continue reading Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum
If You Had to Choose One Museum in Mexico City
If you could only visit one museum in Mexico City, which would it be? That was the question faced when planning our first venture into Mexico City. The first time in any city, save perhaps Detroit, can't be a museum trip. This is especially true when the trip is only three days. But travels wouldn't be … Continue reading If You Had to Choose One Museum in Mexico City
Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum
Opening Sunday, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. Brilliant will present a selection of themes ranging from Art Deco to old Hollywood glamour that cut across time periods and styles to display … Continue reading Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum
Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably
A painting at the Clark Art Institute titled Man Reading is indeed by the Dutch Master Rembrandt, at least if the assessment of a leading scholar is correct. Ernst van de Wetering, long-time head of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project, unequivocally attributed it in a recent publication. However, even the affirmation won't end the debate over this … Continue reading Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably
On the Idea of a Modern Art Museum
I've often thought that history should be taught backwards. Start with our place in time and trace the steps back. Of course, that would be hard to do with museums. We don't know quite what from our own time deserves collecting. We also don't know quite where we are in the particular paradigm of art. … Continue reading On the Idea of a Modern Art Museum
Sorolla at Meadows Museum of Art
Visitors will later encounter a dozen or so luminous beach scene paintings in one room. In them, the extraordinary light from Valencia, San Sebastián or Biarritz fills canvases with magic and joys as if the brilliance of the Mediterranean sun not only has dazzled our eyes but also induced our senses of sound, smell and touch (of ocean breeze), like in a daydream.
Oil and Canvas, Art for Jack and Jackie
Senior Curator of European and American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, Oliver Meslay told a crowd of docents assembled at the museum Monday that it wasn't the easiest exhibit to put together, nor the most obvious. Rather the need for Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy … Continue reading Oil and Canvas, Art for Jack and Jackie
Gifts of Inner Life Celebrated at the Clark
Eight landscapes by George Inness given to the Clark by Frank and Katherine Martucci will go on display June 9 with two Inness paintings collected by the museum's founders. The exhibition examines the artist’s late work when Inness had moved away from plein-air painting and naturalistic portrayals of landscapes towards a more conceptual approach to … Continue reading Gifts of Inner Life Celebrated at the Clark