Posts Tagged ‘painting’

City Arts: Matisse Lights Up the Met

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LuminousGravity600 By John Goodrich Henri Matisse, “Young Sailor II,” 1906 © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York At age 20, recuperating in a hospital bed, Henri Matisse was given a paintbox by his mother as a diversion. It was Matisse’s first stab at painting, and it changed the course of art. [&hellip
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A Golden Age for Developing Your Muse

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By John Friia People entering their retirement can expect a shift from constant work to spending more time developing their creative talents. Many seniors spend their golden years learning how to paint, draw and make pottery at local art classes. Dr. Gail Lowenstein, a geriatrician and concierge doctor serving the North Shore of Nassau County [&hellip
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Drawing on Talent: A Profile of the Work of Artist Nicole Eisenman

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Talent600 By Mona Molarsky At a time when performance art, contraptions and conceptual art continue to dominate the contemporary museum scene, it’s a pleasure to find an artist who actually paints, draws and makes prints. Nicole Eisenman is not the only one, of course-—the vast majority of galleries still show works on paper and canvas. But [&hellip
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The Triumph of Obsession: Kusama Moves Beyond Pop at the Whitney

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Triumph600 By John Goodrich Kusama moves beyond pop What kind of pop artist “does battle at the border of life and death”? Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), who so described her art-making in 1961, suggests a Japanese Andy Warhol in terms of sheer energy, protean endeavors and fixation with publicity. But Warhol would never have professed such [&hellip
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Chinese Riches Shortchanged at The Met

Written by Kate Prengel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

guardian The sees itself as a teaching museum, which may be why its curators are trying to cram the entire history of Chinese printmaking into one exhibit: The Printed Image in China: 8th-21st Centuries. Ninth-century Buddhas, 16th-century peonies and 20th-century peasants are all lined up in the back rooms of The Met’s Asian wing for your [&hellip
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Art of the Draw for Kids at National Academy School

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

The National Academy Museum & School of the Upper East Side, located at 5 E. 89th St. off 5th Avenue, is celebrating 20 years of children’s summer programs. The school itself has been instilling the intricacies of fine and classical arts into fledgling artists since 1826. “Our young people’s program is one of the best-kept [&hellip
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