Friday, December 16, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

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✦ Poet Elizabeth Bishop, who also was a painter, is the subject of Exchanging Hats: Elizabeth Bishop Paintings (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, November 22, 2011), edited by William Benton. In November, The Guardian published a selection of images of Bishop's work from the book. (Exchanging Hats was first published in 1997. This is a revised edition with an updated introduction and a new Afterword.)

William Benton, "Elizabeth Bishop's Other Art", The New York Review of Books, March 9, 2011

"Poetry in Paint", The Economist, December 14, 2011

✦ ArtInfo's Tyler Green, who writes Modern Art Notes, now offers a his own podcasting program, The Modern Art Notes Podcast, a weekly program with artists, curators, art historians, and authors. Green, who hosts and independently produces MAN Podcast, describes it as "a sort of 'Fresh Air' for art. . . similar in tone and breadth to NPR's flagship interview program." The program, which debuted November 10, is available for download, for streaming on MAN, subscription via RSS feed, and iTunes. Green's first guest was artist Chris Burden.

Tyler Green on Twitter

✦ The holidays are inching closer. Do you need ideas? Exchanging Hats, noted above, is one possible gift for the poets and art lovers in your life. Those who appreciate visionary art — also called art brut, eccentric art, "unschooled" art, folk art, naive art, "raw vision" art, vernacular art, and outsider art — will appreciate Groundwaters: A Century of Art by Self-Taught and Outsider Artists (Prestel Publishing, October 2011), by Charles Russell, professor emeritus of English and American studies, Rutgers University. The book collects images of work by 12 of the most influential self-taught artists, including Bill Traylor, Thorton Dial, Martin Ramirez, Adolf Wolfli, and Henry Darger, and places them in an art historical context.

Other Art Titles From Prestel

Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Outsider Art


Exhibitions Here and There

✭ New York City's Neue Galerie is featuring through April 2, 2012, "The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France". This show, in honor of the museum's 10th anniversary, encompasses medieval art, armor, Old Master paintings, decorative art of Vienna 1900, drawings of the 19th and 20th centuries, and modern and contemporary art. Among the artists represented are Paul Cezanne, Anselm Kiefer, Franz Marc, Pablo Picasso, and Gerhard Richter.

Egon Schlele, Mime van Osen, 1910
Watercolor, Gouache, and Crayon on Paper
The Ronald S. Lauder Collection, 1910

Selection of Exhibition Images

Neue Galerie on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ On view at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is "Global Flora: Botanical Imagery and Exploration". Drawn from the museum's collections and those of  the Wellesley College Library, the exhibition, which runs through January 15 and includes prints and illustrated books, traces the history of botanical imagery. Artists represented in the show include Anna Atkins (1799-1871), Jacob Hoefnagel (1575-1630), William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), Bertha E. Jaques (1863-1941), Isabella Kirkland (b. 1954), Edward Joseph Lowe (1825-1900), and Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837).


Isabella Kirkland, Trade (from Porfolio Taxa), 2008
Inkjet Print
The Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954 Collection, 2010.42.4

Grace Dane Mazur, "Fuse Visual Arts Review: Flowers as the Work Table for the Imagination", The Arts Fuse, November 5, 2011 (This is a particularly fine review.)

The Davis Museum on FaceBook

Davis Museum Podcasts on iTunes (Free)

"Anna Atkins, Mistress of Blueprint Manor", Venetian Red Art Blog, May 8, 2010 

Taxa by Isabella Kirkland

Image Galleries of Work by Dr. Robert John Thornton Gallery at Arader Galleries and Joel Oppenheimer

Werner Dressendorfer, The Temple of Flora: Robert John Thornton (Taschen America, 2008)

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery is exhibiting through April 15, 2012, "The Art Books of Henri Matisse", including his famous Jazz of 1947, presented in portfolio originally. On display are 63 illustrations and texts from Jazz and also Poesies de Stephane Mallarme (1932), Pasiphae, Chant de Minos (1944), and Poemes de Charles d'Orleans (1950). Drawing from its own collection of artist books, the Walker also is displaying work by Ed Rusha, Jeff Nuttall (1933-2004), Gilbert & George, Tom Phillips' A Humument, among others. 

Henri Matisse, Icare from Jazz, 1947
Pochoir Plate/Lithographed Text on Arches Paper
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection
© Succession H. Matisse / DACS 2011

"The Art Books of Henri Matisse" Images on Flickr

Image of Le Clown, Plate 1 of XX from Jazz

Image of Jeff Nuttall's Oscar Christ and the Immaculate Conception

Exhibition's Page for Stephane Mallarme (Audio of Poem in English and French)

Walker Art Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Ireland, Armagh County Museum*, the oldest county museum in the country, offers through April 10, 2012, "Through the Eye of a Needle", an exhibition of stunning embroidery that also traces the history of textile skills and products through the invention of the sewing needle. Exhibition artifacts, which cover the periods from 1760 to 2009, include hand-drawn and -colored illustrations of products from the textile firm Mercer and Brown (in Lurgan, County Armagh, known for Swiss embroidered handkerchiefs), a perforating machine for transferring designs onto cloth, sewing machines, embroidered cushions, a Victorian smoking cap, a silk corset, embroidered shoes, hats, and bags, and a beaded 1920s dress.

* On the Web, the museum is part of National Museums Northern Ireland.


Anonymous said...

So much good stuff in this famously rich Friday gathering. You vet the web better than anybody I know. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much hidden artists and art is out there?