dinsdag, februari 28, 2017
maandag, februari 27, 2017
Niki de Saint Phalle's shooting in the Malibu Hills, end of March beginning of April 1962: Picnic before the shooting organised by Jane Fonda for John Houseman. (bron: Dazed)
A shooting event held in the hills overlooking Malibu in spring of 1962. Attendees included Jane Fonda, Peggy Moffit, John Houseman, Henry Geldzahler, Ed Kienholz, and others.
Niki de Saint Phalle and painter Ed Keinholz examine the finished work after the Malibu shooting event, 1962. (bron: Walker Art Center, foto's: William Claxton)
> Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation
donderdag, februari 23, 2017
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres: Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto, 1848. (collectie: The Metropolitan Musseum of Art, New York)
Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret: Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto, c. 1822. (bron: Web Gallery of Art)
Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard: Aretino in the Studio of Tintoretto. (bron: stair sainty)
"The source for the picture's subject is Carlo Ridolfi's book, Le Maraviglie dell'arte (1648). Aretino had spoken badly of Tintoretto. When they met one day Tintoretto invited Aretino to his studio to have his portrait done. During the sitting the painter suddenly pulled out a dagger from his robe. The surprised Aretino believed he was seeking revenge, and cried out and asked what he wanted. Tintoretto replied coldly, "Don't move. I am taking your measurements." Suitably intimidated by the incident, Aretino never again spoke badly of Tintoretto and they ultimately became friends. Bergeret's picture depicting Tintoretto brandishing a pistol, like those of his fellow artists Ingres and Alexander-Evariste Fragonard, differs from the account due apparently to a translator's confusion over the Italian word for dagger, 'pistolese.'"
Edgar Degas: James Jacques Joseph Tissot, ca. 1867–68. (collectie: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
"The fashionable painter James Tissot was Degas’s friend and mentor in the 1860s and early 1870s. Posed in a studio, top hat and satin-lined cape by his side, Tissot is surrounded by canvases that reflect the wide-ranging tastes he shared with Degas.
maandag, februari 20, 2017
Glenn Brown, studio London, 1995. (bron: acuratorscamera, foto's Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen)
Tot en met 23 april 2017 presenteert Museum Het Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam het werk van de hedendaagse Britse kunstenaar Glenn Brown (1966) in de tentoonstelling "Glenn Brown – Rembrandt: After Life". (hk)
> Glenn Brown