Sunday, November 26, 2006
Vincent van Gogh, The Yellow House (The Street), 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting).
Wassily Kandinsky, Murnau Street with Women, 1908. Private collection, Courtesy Neue Galerie New York.
In keeping with the recent trend for exhibits that link an artist and a related movement or area of art historical relevance (“Picasso and American Art @The Whitney”, Soutine and Modern Art @ Cheim & Reid last spring), along comes another winner: Van Gogh and Expressionism scheduled to come to the Neue Gallery in NYC this spring. I have been amazed at the sort of neon colors and nineteen-sixties flavor acheived by Kandinsky in the first decade of the last century!
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Posted by Al Doyle at 7:19 PM
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I can’t believe it, but there are still teachers making ‘Turkey Art’ out there.
I hate to be negative on this Thanksgiving Day, but please...
"Using a white piece of paper and crayons, trace around one hand of the child. Enclose the space left by the wrist and add legs. Draw wattle, beak, and eyes on the thumb (head). Color the feathers (fingers)"
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Posted by Al Doyle at 10:59 AM
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Looks like an interesting show, thanks to Modern Art Obsession for pointing this out.
The panoramic The Wreck of the Dumaru is a site-specific installation encompassing every wall of the first room of the gallery. The work references her great uncle who became delirious and died at sea during World War I. Steinkamp portrays a forceful sea in hallucinogenic colors rising from the gallery floor. A languid blue acts as a tranquil background while the slow moving, yet dynamic waves rise and fall. Reaching extraordinary heights, the waves are disorienting as they crash and crest around the gallery.
Posted by Al Doyle at 7:41 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Brice Marden / Pablo Picasso
Interesting comparison, n'est-ce pas? Everything comes from Picasso in NYC right now. The Brice Marden show @MoMA looks to be an eye-opener. The Picasso pictured above is on sale this week @ Sotheby's.
Don't forget the Picasso and American Art @ the Whitney. A must-see.
Posted by Al Doyle at 3:21 PM