Saturday, December 22, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Felt Suit by Josef Beuys, Private Collection.
There was a major retrospective of Beuys work at the Tate Modern in London last year. His work is difficult for many people to classify as "art." He believed in exalting everyday objects and in the healing powers of art. His felt suit represented one he wore to a protest of the war in Vietnam and to him it symbolized political change.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Virgin of the Angels, 1881 by William Adolph Bouguereau, The Getty Museum, Courtesy of Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association.
This painting was restored by the conservation specialists the Getty Museum and in exchange for restoring the work the owner, The Forest Lawn Museum, allowed the Getty to display the work. Bouguereau was very popular during his lifetime and while often panned by critics, remains a popular artist amoung museum visitors today.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Landscape at Chaponval, 1880 by Camille Pissarro, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Pissarro is the only artist to exhibit his work at all the "Impressionist" shows. Throughout his career he remained true to the Impressionist vision of capturing moments in light.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Album Quilt, 1847-50 by Mary Heidenroder Simon, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Baltimore Album Quilts were made in the mid-19th century to mark important events. The people from that region of the country also had access to many different fabrics as ships arrived from all over the world.