Archive for the 'Art' Category

The Print Legacy of Louise Bourgeois Unfolds at MoMA

Thursday, September 21st, 2017


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 The Print Legacy of Louise Bourgeois Unfolds at MoMA: A new exhibition gathers some 300 works, including 265 prints, to show the increasingly central role printmaking played in Bourgeois’s practice through the decades by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic website on September 19, 2017.

From the KKK to Darfur, Reflecting on Evil as a Deliberate Ac

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  From the KKK to Darfur, Reflecting on Evil as a Deliberate Act: Evil: A Matter of Intent at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU features works from 1940 to the present, with each addressing evil in its various incarnations by Monica Uszerowicz on the HyperAllergic website on September 17, 2017.

Evil: A Matter of Intent at Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, installation view (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

An Exhibition About Revolution that Keeps Faith with Ringgold

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read: An Exhibition About Revolution that Keeps Faith with Ringgold: It is a great irony that the Faith Ringgold’s first public commission was effectively imprisoned for over 40 years, but this situation raises valuable questions regarding our notions of the public and how that public is served.
by Ramsay Kolber on the HyperAllergic website on September 14, 2017.

Faith Ringgold, “For the Women’s House” (1971) oil on canvas, 96 x 96 (243.8 x 243.8 cm) (courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center 2017 © Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Unique Egyptian Gilded Coffin Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Unique Egyptian Gilded Coffin Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum: The museum’s ancient Egyptian art collection now has a highly ornamental coffin belonging to a high-ranking priest by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on September 12, 2017.

Detail of a gilded coffin lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (late Ptolemaic Period, 150-50 BCE) (all images © the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

 

The Passion and Pain of Carol Rama

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Passion and Pain of Carol Rama: Rama’s paintings confront us with empowered female sexuality and insanity by Natalie Haddad3 on the HyperAllergic website on September 9. 2017.

Carol Rama, “La Mucca Pazza [The Mad Cow]” (1998), inner tube, acrylic, and pencil on mail sacking, 22 7/8 x23 1/4 inches (© Archivio Carol Rama, Turin. Photo by Pino Dell’Aquila)

The Portraiture of Paul Cézanne

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Portraiture of Paul Cézanne: Portraits by Cézanne at the Musée d’Orsay includes 60 psychologically loaded canvases from all periods of the artist’s career by Joseph Nechvatal2 on September 6, 2017.

Paul Cézanne, “Portrait de l’artiste au fond rose” (all images courtesy of Musee d’Orsay)

A Retrospective of Andrew Wyeth, a Painter Both Loved and Loathed

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   A Retrospective of Andrew Wyeth, a Painter Both Loved and Loathed: In Chadds Ford, at the Brandywine River Museum, a comprehensive exhibition on Andrew Wyeth has the potential to inspire or disgust, weary or delight by Rob Colvin on the HyperAllergic website on September 4, 2017.

Andrew Wyeth, “Anna Christina” (1967) tempera on panel, 21 ½ x 23 ½ in. jointly owned by the Brandywine River Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, anonymous gifts, 2002 (© 2017 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS))

Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet: The small chamber was at the heart of intellectual life in New England from 1766 to 1820, and then it all but disappeared by Mary Louise Schumacher on the HyperAllergic website on August 31, 2017.

Installation view of the loosely reconstructed Philosophy Chamber, with large portraits by John Singleton Copley and bird specimens prepared by Charles Willson Peale. The red wallpaper is inspired by a fragment of the original wallpaper donated to the chamber by John Hancock, c. 1772. On view in the The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 at the Harvard Art Museums (photo by Katya Kallsen, © President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:    Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations: Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles explores the lives of women in the Middle Ages through their representation in illuminated manuscripts by Allison Meier on the HyperAlleric website on August 28, 2017.

Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, “Denise Poncher before a Vision of Death” (Paris, France, about 1500), tempera colors, ink and gold on parchment; Leaf: (5 1/4 × 3 7/16 inches) (courtesy the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 109, fol. 156)

How Eva Hesse Embraced Absurdity in Life and Art

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How Eva Hesse Embraced Absurdity in Life and Art: In this exclusive clip from the documentary Eva Hesse, Lucy Lippard, Nancy Holt, and others reflect on the intimate character of Hesse’s sculptures by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic on August 28, 2017.

Mourning a Legacy of Racial Violence

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Mourning a Legacy of Racial Violence: Using narrative to heal intergenerational trauma. by Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on her Me in We blog on the Psychology Today blogs on August 13, 2017.

Source: author’s photo, used with permission

Proust and Gauguin on Art

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Hard Looking: Proust and Gauguin on Art: Gauguin’s art furthered the dematerialization of beauty that Proust discerned in Rembrandt’s use of light by freeing color from form and drawing from realism by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic website on January 7, 2017.

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, “The Ray” (1728), oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris (all images via wga.hu unless otherwise noted)

Mapping the Mysterious Ancient Carvings of Naked Women Across Ireland

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Mapping the Mysterious Ancient Carvings of Naked Women Across Ireland: No one can say for certain when, how, where, or why the Sheela-na-gigs were made, or even what they are meant to represent by Diana Setter on the HyperAllergic website on August 20, 2017.

The Cavan County Sheela-na-gig on view at the National Museum Ireland (all photos courtesy of John Harding, The Sheela Na Gig Project, unless noted)

The Early-20th-Century Painter Who Captured Solar Eclipses

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Early-20th-Century Painter Who Captured Solar Eclipses: In 1918, painter Howard Russell Butler precisely captured what the camera could not: the fiery colors of a solar eclipse by Allison Meier3 on the HyperAlergic on August 16th, 2017.

Howard Russell Butler, “Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923” (1923), oil on canvas (gift of H. Russell Butler Jr., courtesy Princeton University Art Museum)

Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text: A manuscript compendium from China, currently available for purchase from Jonatha A. Hill, Bookseller, records prognostications related to astronomic phenomena, including the possible meanings of eclipses by Jonathan A. Hill on the HyperAllergic website on August 16, 2017.

A rich and finely illustrated manuscript entitled Yu zhi tian yuan yu li xiang yi fu [trans.: “Essay on the Astronomical & Meteorological Presages by Emperor Renzong of Ming Dynasty”] on paper with 878 vividly colored illustrations, 10 volumes, tall agenda format (360 x 190 mm.), original wrappers preserved in modern wrappers, modern stitching

Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is supposed to be Hirst’s major comeback, a rebuke to his diminished popularity and slumping market value by Tiernan Morgan on the HyperAllergic website on August 9, 2017,

Damien Hirst, “The Fate of a Banished Man (Standing),” Carrara marble, 387 x 399 x 176 cm. The work stands at the entrance of the Punta Della Dogana (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic; works described as they appear in the exhibition guide, all are undated)

Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on August 10, 2017.

Why Edvard Munch Began Painting Portraits of the Soul

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Edvard Munch Began Painting Portraits of the Soul: An exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art illustrates how, over time, Munch moved away from observational painting toward something more symbolic and emotional by  Bridget Quinn on the HyperAllergic website on July 7, 2017.

Edvard Munch in his winter studio (1938) (image courtesy the Munch Museum, Oslo)

Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Click Here to Read: Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright by Martin Filler in The New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Michel Houellebecq’s Cynicism Persists in His Photographs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Michel Houellebecq’s Cynicism Persists in His Photographs: For his US gallery debut, Michel Houellebecq presents an exhibition which amounts to a theory attempting to explain the dysfunction of French society by Michael Valinsky July 27, 2017.

Installation View of Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing at Venus, New York (all images courtesy Venus, New York.)