Monthly Archives: August 2013

Burnaby Art Gallery shows Rembrandts in exhibitions featuring Dutch …

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pairing two complementary exhibitions of Dutch art — one consists of landscapes, the other focuses on people — that include wo rks by Rembrandt and other important artists from the 17th to 19th centuries. Storms … Continue reading

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"Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity"

Claude Monet, CamilleWritten by Gloria Groom In February 1866, having temporarily abandoned his monumental Luncheon on the Grass (cats. 38, 39), Claude Monet hurriedly prepared a new canvas showing his nineteen-year-old mistress, Camille Doncieux, in a green-and-black striped walking dress, … Continue reading

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Telluride Film Review: ‘Sadourni’s Butterflies’

A weird yet welcome sideshow oddity on the stage of international art cinema, “Sadourni’s Butterflies” blends black-and-white lensing, a lovestruck circus dwarf and Jorge Luis Borges’ literary influence into an attraction nonpareil among celluloid storytellers. Nearly a dozen years in … Continue reading

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Gallery shows: ‘new. (now). 2013,’ ‘Abstraction,’ ‘1460 Wallmountables’

Lisa Dillin invokes a different sort of struggle to endure — of an entire species, not just an individual — with a vinyl floor-tile representation of a tiger-skin rug. “Dead Ethiopian” is the most politically charged of the paintings by … Continue reading

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Life under Pinochet: “We still don’t know what happened to my brother”

Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Elgueta doesn’t think about how her brother Martin may have spent his final days. He was detained by Pinochet’s political police and held in Londres 38, a colonial building five blocks away from … Continue reading

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Artist Documents Beauty – and Depletion – of Polar Landscapes at Zimmerli Art …

New Brunswick, NJ – A new exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University brings 19th-century American landscape traditions into the 21st century with a blast of arctic air. “Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives,” on view September 4, 2013, through … Continue reading

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"Red": Abstract art’s odd couple makes great drama

John Logan’s multiple Tony Award-winning Red is a theatrical time machine that transports audiences back to those heady days when abstract expressionism was the vogue. It’s the best two-man show this critic has ever seen. In this bioplay, Tony Abatemarco … Continue reading

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Art & Antiques: ‘Dr Lori’s Buying Guide’

Many collectors start their collections with a work that reminds them of a special site. Submitted When embarking on a new phase of life, like marriage, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience … Continue reading

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The Humble and Wondrous World of American Still Life Paintings

 Reynolda House Museum of American Art presents the exhibition Things Wondrous Humble: American Still Life through December 8th, in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery.   Things Wondrous features some of the finest examples of still life—both traditional and some … Continue reading

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Burnaby Art Gallery pairs Dutch landscape and portrait exhibitions

BURNABY, B.C. – The Burnaby Art Gallery is pairing two complementary exhibitions of Dutch art — one consists of landscapes, the other focuses on people — that include works by Rembrandt and other important artists from the 17th to 19th … Continue reading

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