Friday, February 25, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

Exhibitions Here and There

Morton Fine Art, in Washington, D.C., is presenting through March 9 "Death of the Fine Art Print", a solo exhibition of work by much-admired wood engraver/printmaker Rosemary Feit Covey, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and maintains a studio at Torpedo Factory Art Center. Go here to view images. New work by the internationally exhibited artist may be seen here.

Rosemary Feit Covey Website

Rosemary Feit Covey on FaceBook and Twitter

Morton Fine Art Blog: Curator's Notes

Morton Fine Art on FaceBook

✭ Last week, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond opened its 75th anniversary exhibition "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris". The museum is the only venue on the East Coast where the show may be seen during its seven-city international tour. On view at VMFA until May 15, the exhibition requires tickets. (A number of events related to the exhibition already are sold out. Information about ticket requirements is here.) The exhibition earlier appeared at the Seattle Art Museum.

Described by VMFA's director Alex Nyerges as an "extremely rare" opportunity to view paintings, drawings, works on paper, and sculpture from every major period of Picasso's artistic career, the exhibition, which has been drawing considerable attention both within and outside Virginia, includes 176 works from Picasso's personal collection. The huge survey was made possible because the Musee National Picasso, deemed to hold the largest and most significant of Picasso's work, is being renovated.

To view a selection of images of work in the retrospective, including the paintings Portrait of Dora Maar (1937) and Jacqueline with Crossed Hands (1954), and the sculpture The Goat (1950), go here.

In the following video, Nyerges introduces the exhibit:

VMFA on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube 

VMFA Blog (The blog is featuring a series of posts on the exhibit.)

Note: There is a marvelous interactive poster for the show on the VMFA's FaceBook page. Clicking on the poster image brings up a set of images showcasing Picasso's Blue, Rose, and African periods, Cubism, Classicism/Surrealism, War Years, and Late Works.

✭ In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art has mounted "Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914", on view until June 6. Sixty-five works drawn from public and private collections, including collages, sketches, paintings, sculptures or "constructions", and Picasso's own small-format photographs, are in the exhibit. Images of featured works are here. An 18-page pdf of all the works may be accessed here.

A separate site for the exhibition, which includes commentary and information about Picasso's studio and techniques and materials, is here. Several videos related to the construction, history, and conservation of Picasso's 3D Guitar are available here. Another dealing with Picasso's collages or "papery procedures" may be viewed here.

✭ The Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, California, is presenting through May 8 "Matisse: A Celebration of French Poets and Poetry". The exhibit features 47 lithographs and 15 etchings Matisse made to illustrate 19th Century poet Stephane Mallarme's Poesies (1932) and Pierre Ronsard's love poems Florilege des Amours de Ronsard (1948). (Click on image at right to enlarge.)

Information about Matisse's work as an artist's book illustrator, publisher Albert Skira, and the books for which Matisse created art is here.

Site Santa Fe is featuring Amy Cutler's new paintings on paper, which are described as depicting "unusual worlds predominantly inhabited by women", and a selection of older paintings from public and private collections. The press release for the solo exhibition is here; it includes information about two other solo shows at Site Santa Fe of porcelain sculptures by Ruth Claxton and film-based installations by Runa Islam. All three exhibitions remain on view until May 15.

Images of Amy Cutler's Works on Paper

Site Santa Fe on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Five children's books re-imagined as experiential, life-size sets and scale models are part of the London Imperial War Museum's recently opened exhibition"Once Upon a Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children". The books, chosen for their themes of loyalty, separation, survival, and identity, include Michael Morpurgo's War Horse, Bernard Ashley's Little Soldier, Nina Bawden's Carrie's War, Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners, and Ian Serraillier's The Silver Sword. (All of the books are available in the museum's shop.) Included in the exhibit are objects, photographs, and films that help explain the authors' inspiration and provide historical context. The show, for which tickets are required, runs through October 30, 2011. It reopens in the museum's North location in Manchester in February 2012.

In conjunction with the show, the museum is sponsoring an online book reviews competition for children ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. Details, including prizes, are here.

Photos related to the exhibition are here. Learning-related activities are noted here.

The video below provides background on the exhibit. The narrator is exhibitions researcher Hazel Brown. Other videos related to the show are found here.

Imperial War Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube


Laura said...

So much treasure here, Maureen! I have a friend who owns an original Picasso sketch. She found it in one of those estate sales, bought it for a song. Every time I visit I study the thing and I am amazed at the way that man could see.

Going visiting now!

Kathleen Overby said...

Smorgusbord. :) I was ignorant of Matisse's simple line drawings being so much.

nance marie said...

peter has been in SC and GA this wonderful weather. kinda wish i could have gone with him. perhaps next year. pick him up at pdx tomorrow.

had a snow day yesterday when we woke up to lovely white. it melted fast, but the night was cold.

another good art friday post! thanks.