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A Cross-Media Kinship: Auguste Rodin and Eugène Carrière
Learn about a forgotten relationship between Auguste Rodin and the painter Eugène Carrière, two artists whose mutual admiration reflects shared interests in modeling with light to embrace both forms and the atmosphere around them.
Tate Photo 2017-12-11 20:57
In 1990, Ilya Kabakov created Labyrinth (My Mother’s Album) a spiralling, fifty-metre-long installation containing the life story of his mother in 76 framed works. Here, Emilia Kabakov talks about the process and significance behind her husband's haunting tribute: https://goo.gl/Vpw99m Drawing for Ilya Kabakov's Labyrinth (My Mother's Album) 1990. Experience the installation at Tate Modern before 28 January 2018.
Middle East Fine Arts Photo 2017-12-11 19:10
Spontaneous wood sculpture by Belarusian sculptor, Andrey Sagalov.
Making beauty: Junko Mori - British Museum 2017-12-11 18:39
Making beauty: Junko Mori: ‘Beauty is in oddness... because it’s odd, it catches your eye and you start imagining the story by yourself. That’s art itself, the process of artistic thinking’ Taking inspiration from nature, Japanese artist Junko Mori uses her imagination to turn metal into organic sculptural forms. She employs traditional Japanese metalworking techniques including hand-forging steel with thousands of individually cut nails crafted together. Propagation Project; Ring of Small Petals by Junko Mori, 2014. This film series has been produced with the support of JTI.
National Geographic Museum Photo 2017-12-11 18:20
In the spring of 1890, our two-year-old Society sponsored its 1st expedition--to explore and survey Mount Saint Elias, the highest peak on the boundary between Alaska and Canada. Beset by torrential rain storms and terrifying rock slides, the team failed to reach the summit. However, they did manage to take the measure of many other previously uncharted mountains. #InternationalMountainDay #MountainsMatter
National Gallery of Art Photo 2017-12-11 17:29
The large, magnified representations of flowers that Georgia O’Keeffe embarked upon in the 1920s became her most famous subjects. In her youth, O’Keeffe had been particularly fascinated by the jack-in-the-pulpit. In 1930, she executed a series of 6 paintings of the common North American herbaceous flowering plant at Lake George in New York. In "Jack-in-Pulpit - No. 2," the plant is set against a pale mauve background, and all four corners of the composition are occupied by green foliage. What strikes you about this color combination? Georgia O'Keeffe, "Jack-in-Pulpit - No. 2," 1930, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe
National Gallery Photo 2017-12-11 16:18
'The Louvre under Snow' is one of a series of views painted by Pissarro from the apartment he took in 1900 at 28 Place Dauphine on the Ile-de-la-Cité in Paris. Here he is looking west along the River Seine. The Pont-des-Arts and the Louvre are seen in the distance: http://bit.ly/2AOWBib
Roy Lichtenstein | Stepping Out | The Met
"Stepping Out" is marked by Roy Lichtenstein's customary restriction to the primary colors and to black and white; by his thick black outlines; and by the absence of any shading except that provided by the dots imitating those used to print comic strips. Yet beneath the simplicity of means and commonplace subject matter lies a sophisticated art founded on a great deal of knowledge and skill. The male is based on a figure in Fernand Léger's painting "Three Musicians" of 1944, but seen in mirror image. He wears a straw hat, high-collared shirt, and striped tie; the flower in his lapel is borrowed from another Léger painting. The female figure, with her dramatically reduced and displaced features, resembles the Surrealistic women depicted by Picasso during the 1930s.