Posts tagged Essays on Art
Picasso Portraits

This exhibition entitled Picasso Portraits, at the National Portait Gallery in London, is open until the 5th of February. If you are in the London area make sure to catch this show before it closes soon. I want to say three things about this exhibition as a whole and then I wish to talk about the lovely painting above on the left. First, this is the second Picasso show I have had the pleasure of viewing, plus I have also been to the Museum National Picasso in Pairs. To say Picasso is a prolific painter I am starting to think is a complete understatement.

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Abstract Expressionism

On the 27th of December De Kooning, Pollock, Rothko, and Kline echoed in my head as I entered the Abstract Expressionist show at the Royal Academy of Art. This is the second show at the RA I have seen and neither have disappointed. The beginning of the show starts with a room of early works by the Abstract Expressionist. I enjoyed this room particularly, because it allowed me to see little glimpses of the path these brave artists would take.

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Van gogh's bedroom

The exhibition Van Gogh's Bedroom, is now open at The Art Institute of Chicago through May 10. 2016. A must see for Van Gogh lovers of his three bedroom paintings. I have been lucky to see these three exceptional paintings singularly in the museums they permanently reside. However, to see all three paintings together in the same room, well.... not sure I have the worlds to express my feelings of excitement.

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Degas: At the Track, On Stage

A simple one room (very green) exhibition; a mini show, highlighting two of Degas's wonderful pieces of art. The unfinished painting, Scene from the Steeplechase: The Fallen Jockey, and the brilliantly sculptured, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. This show features a small amount of Degas's paintings, drawings, and sculptures of both dancers and jockeys. Specifically focusing on Degas's work that created moments of movement.

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Inventing Impressionism

Inventing Impressionism Paul Durand- Ruel and the Modern Art Market is the full name of this exhibition now on display through May 31st at The National Gallery in London. The title of this show expresses the exact motivation behind this exhibition. The viewer looks at impressionism through the eyes of Paul Duran - Ruel; art dealer, collector, curator, friend and champion to this particular group of artists and their impressionist movement of art.

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Richard Diebenkorn

I was an undergraduate when I was first introduced to Richard DiebenKorn. I was instructed to look at his figurative work as I was studying the figure then. I remember falling instantly in love with his landscape like figure paintings, where the figure fit perfectly into his paintings like the last piece of a puzzle. And his black and white, explorative figure drawings, where he searched out the figure in a landscape like manner.Upon investigating my trip to London last month, looking for what art to see during my visit, I discovered there was an exibition of Richard Diebenkorn's work open at The Royal Academy of Art, March 14 -June 7 and my excitement became to bubble. I have never seen a Diebenkorn in person before and I was now going to see a show of his work. I was beyond excited.

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Lois Dodde

I first met Lois Dodd when I was an artist in residence at The Vermont Studio Center. After listening to her speak about her work I then had the joy of a studio visit with her. At that time in my art career, I had been out of Graduate school for two years and was seriously thinking of putting my talents to a new use, where I would not have to worry about a pay check. Textile design was on my mind, so when I learned in Lois's lecture at one time she had been a textile designer, I couldn't wait to speak with her.

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