2018. január 4., csütörtök

The Cathedrals of Art

Florine Stettheimer (American, 1871-1944) - - The Cathedrals of Art (also known as The Dawn of our Art), 1942 (Oil on canvas. Met) - - A fantastical portrait of the New York art world. Microcosms of three of the city’s major museums and their collections are watched over by their directors: the MoMA (upper left), The Met (center), and the Whitney (upper right). A gathering of art critics, dealers, and photographers of the day, including Stettheimer herself (lower right), appears around the Metropolitan’s grand staircase…


2017. december 30., szombat

Claude Monet Reading

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) - Claude Monet Reading, 1872 (Oil on canvas. Musée Marmottan Monet) - - During the summer of 1872 Renoir was the guest of Monet at Argenteuil. He presents his friend not in any conventional pose but in a completely natural moment, while reading a newspaper. The scene is presented from quite nearby, making it feel even more intimate and colloquial. The light is diffused, the paint is applied with even brushstrokes...