Museum Masters Sale: 30% Off Picasso Wednesday!

 

30% Off Picasso!!

This week each day we’re celebrating a Museum Master and offering 30% Off that artist’s collection as well as 25% Off Site wide! Today’s Artist is Picasso! This is a one day only sale, so don’t miss out!

 

Check out some of our favorite Picasso Pieces!

 

Picasso's Bullfight Set (set of four prints)

 

Picasso’s Bullfight Set (set of four prints)

 

Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

 

Old Guitarist

 

La lecture (Woman Reading)

La lecture (Woman Reading)

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Museum Exhibition of the Week: Impressionists on the Water

Sailboats at Argenteuil by Impressionist Artist Monet

Exhibition: Impressionists on the Water

Location: Legion Of Honor – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Dates: June 1, 2013 – October 13, 2013

Website: legionofhonor.famsf.org

Coinciding with San Francisco’s hosting of the America’s Cup races this summer is the Legion of Honor’s newest exhibition: Impressionists on the Water.  Another side of nautical life is revealed by more than 80 remarkable paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro and Post-Impressionists such as Maurice Denis and Paul Signac—artists whose breathtaking artistry reflects their own deep understanding of pleasure boating and competition.

Paintings on loan from prestigious international collections, including the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and private collections will be joined by paintings and works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums’ own holdings.

Guest curators Christopher Lloyd, former keeper of Queen Elizabeth II’s collection; Phillip Dennis Cate, former director of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University; and renowned marine historian Daniel Charles will illuminate the personal interactions of leading French artists with yachting and, more broadly, underscore the important role that access to the sea and extensive inland waterways played in the development of the art, culture, and commerce of France.

Examination of the Impressionists’ engagement with boating as both pastime and artistic subject is at the heart of the exhibition. In the countryside west of Paris new patterns of life, including the idea of middle-class leisure, reflected the social and economic energies of an emerging modern world. Artistic innovations such as painting out of doors developed to capture the spirit and quick pace of recreational activities. The Impressionists’ brushwork suggests both the atmospheric effects and the sensations of movement that contribute to the invigorating experience of boating.

 

View our Impressionism Collection featuring masterworks by artists such as Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Camille Pissaro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh: http://www.globalgallery.com/search/style/impressionism/pg/5

Banks of The Seine at Argenteuil by Impressionist Gustav Caillebotte

Signac

 

Museum Exhibition of the Week: Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

Manet

Exhibition:  Exhibition

Location:  A Movie Theater Near You

Dates: Thursday, April 11th, Thursday, June 27th and Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Website: www.exhibitiononscreen.com

Experience a global revolution of world class art, history and biography through the works of the greatest masters of our time.

EXHIBITION is a new theatrical series of events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. EXHIBITION will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured especially for the big screen.

The EXHIBITION series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Édouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, exhibited on April 11th in 50 theaters across the U.S. and about 600 around the globe. Second is a “once-in-a-lifetime” exhibition of the greatest number of Edvard Munch’s works ever, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo, exhibited on June 27th. The third exhibition screening, on Thursday, October 10th, comes from the National Gallery in London where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer.

Art historian Tim Marlow hosts each documentary that will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, curator interviews, artist profiles and backstage tours, all for an average price of $12.50. “This is a way for an armchair traveler to come to the arts world, have it brought to them,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-owner of BY Experience, the company distributing the broadcasts. “Because it’s not live, we wanted to make sure that the programs are very immersive and contemplative, that the viewer has a chance to slow down his or her busy life and really take this in.”

Find a showing near you:

www.fathomevents.com/#!exhibition-great-art-on-screen

 

Click on one of the images below to view our Edvard Munch and Johannes Vermeer collection:

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Museum Exhibition of the Week: Manet

Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Flowers, 1872

Exhibition: Manet, Portraying Life

Location: The Royal Academy of Arts, London

Dates: January 26- April 4 2013

Website: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk

In his day, Manet was known as the rebel who became a thorn in the side of the French Academy. Yet portraiture may seem an unlikely genre for challenging the status quo. Now a magisterial exhibition, ‘Manet: Portraying Life’, reveals how the artist made his mark as a modernist during the course of his career by painting friends, family and Parisian society.

This singularly important exhibition is the first ever retrospective devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet. Spanning the entire career of this enigmatic and at times controversial artist, ‘Manet: Portraying Life’ brings together works from across Europe, Asia and the USA.

Manet’s engagement with portraiture has never been explored in exhibition form before, despite it constituting around half of his artistic output. Manet painted his family, friends and the literary, political and artistic figures of his day, giving life not only to his subjects but also to Parisian society of the time.

The exhibition consists of more than 50 works, among them are portraits of Manet’s most frequent sitter, his wife Suzanne Leenhoff, luminaries of the period Antonin Proust, Émile Zola and Stéphane Mallarmé, and scenes from everyday life revealing Manet’s forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture.

Commissioned portraits often tell us more about the aesthetic ideas and fashions of an era than about the artist. Happily, Manet took on remarkably few portrait commissions, thus retaining control over the undertaking, bringing it to a flourishing conclusion or, on occasion, abandoning his attempt. Not only did he pick and choose his models, he innovated with sharper lighting, more natural poses and working alla prima (wet on wet paint), then scraping back the paint, rather than making deadening revisions to his bold brushwork.

Portraits were often paired with subject pictures as Manet’s Salon submissions. While they cannot stand for his whole oeuvre, they offer a strand of vital continuity, unquestionably bringing us closer to the man and his competitive, gossipy and glamorous world. Moreover they give us an insight into the Paris of Manet’s time, seen from an haut bourgeois perspective perhaps, but one whose painterly verve remains fresh and compelling.

 

“In a face, look for the main light and the main shadow; the rest will come naturally — it’s often not important. And then you must cultivate your memory, because Nature will only provide you with references. Nature is like a warden in a lunatic asylum. It stops you from becoming banal.” – Edouard Manet

 

 View our entire Manet collection by clicking on one of the images below:

The RailwayThe Railway, 1873

The composition for The Railway was set up by Manet, posing his favourite model Victorine Meurent, as the woman in the black silk bonnet, whose lustre he so lovingly catches, leaving it unclear whether she is the child’s mother, elder sister or nursemaid.

Mme Manet in the Conservatory, 1879Mme. Manet in the Conservatory, 1879

Suzanne regularly appears in Manet’s work, such as Mme Manet in the Conservatory , but the artist does not disguise her increasing corpulence. Manet’s many portraits of other, more glamorous, women such as Isabelle Lemonnier and Madame Guillemet betray his roving eye and attraction to the svelte ladies of his circle.

 

Museum Exhibition of the Week

Museum Exhibition: Frederic Remington A Dash for Timber

A Dash for Timber by Frederic Remington

 

Exhibition: Where the West Rides Again

Location: The Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Dates: Permanent Exhibition

Website: http://www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org

One of the finest and most focused collections of western art in America, this Fort Worth museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The works, reflecting both the art and reality of the American West, are from the collection of the legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson.  Since opening in 1982, the Museum has been one of historic Sundance Square’s top attractions, drawing more than 50,000 visitors a year from all over the world.

Sid Richardson began collecting the works of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell with the help of Newhouse Galleries of New York City.  Richardson did not limit his collection to Remington and Russell. While he showed no interest in Western landscape artists such as Albert Bierstadt or Thomas Moran, he did acquire works by such relatively unknown late nineteenth-century artists as Gilbert Gaul, Peter Moran, and Charles F. Browne.  But his primary interest was in Remington and Russell, adding an occasional work to his collection until a few years before his death on September 30, 1959. Time has confirmed his wisdom. Remington and Russell remain today what they were in their own day, the “titans of Western art.”

The Foundation has acquired four additional paintings since Mr. Richardson’s death. Although this Fort Worth Museum does not have an active acquisitions program, the board of directors does on occasion add new works to the collection. The Richardson Museum now owns 4 of the 17 oil paintings from Remington’s last, critically acclaimed exhibition, held at Knoedler Gallery in New York City in December 1909 just prior to his death, making its collection “one of the finest assemblages of major late-life Remington paintings in the world” according to Dr. Brian W. Dippie, noted authority and scholar of both Remington and Russell.

 

Museum Exhibition: The Round Up by Charles RussellThe Round Up by Charles M. Russell

Museum Exhibition: C.M. Russell and his Friends by Charles RussellC.M. and his Friends by Charles Russell

Museum Exhibition of the Week

James Whistler's The Conversation

 

Exhibition: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Location: The Brooklyn Museum, N.Y.

Dates: March 8- May 26, 2013

Website: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents a selection of over 100 of the finest, rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Museum’s world-renowned collection of American art. Produced between 1768 and 1945 in a wide range of media (including graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, and pastel), the featured objects represent a variety of iconographies, styles, and practices in the history of American graphic arts. More than seventy artists are represented, including Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley.

The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections, examining portraiture, nudes, the clothed figure, narrative subjects, and natural and urban environments.  It is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue including interpretive essays, illustrated catalogue entries, and a selected bibliography.

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum is organized by Karen Sherry, former Associate Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Generous support for this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue was provided by Leonard and Ellen Milberg. Additional funding for the exhibition was provided by the Robert E. Blum Fund. The catalogue was also supported by Linda E. Scher, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and a Brooklyn Museum publications endowment established by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

James Whistler's Canal,1879 James Whistler’s Canal, 1879

 

Museum Exhibition of the Week

Waterhouse- Miranda The Tempest
February 17 – May 19, 2013
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900 is the first major survey of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites to be shown in the United States. The exhibition features some 130 paintings, sculptures, photography, works on paper, and decorative art objects that reflect the ideals of Britain’s first modern art movement.  Combining rebellion, scientific precision, beauty, and imagination, the Pre-Raphaelites created art that shocked 19th-century Britain.

The Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) was founded in London in September 1848 at a turbulent time of political and social change. Many Victorians felt that beauty and spirituality had been lost amid industrialization.

The leading members of the PRB were the painters John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, young students at the Royal Academy of Arts. They all believed that art had become decadent, and rejected their teachers’ belief that the Italian artist Raphael (1483–1520) represented the pinnacle of aesthetic achievement. Instead, they looked to medieval and early Renaissance art for inspiration. Whether painting subjects from Shakespeare or the Bible, landscapes of the Alps, or the view from a back window, the Pre-Raphaelites brought a new sincerity and intensity to British art.

Visit The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. visit the Gallery’s Web site at www.nga.gov.

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