11 mars 2012

"Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Willem van Aelst, (Dutch, 1627–after 1687), Flower Still Life with a Watch, 1663. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, The Hague. HOUSTON, TX.- The first-ever monographic exhibition of Dutch still-life painter Willem van Aelst (1627-1683) premieres at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 11–May 28, 2012. Co-organized by the MFAH, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst features 28 of the artist’s finest works culled from... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2010

'Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro' @ MFAH

Ishimoto Yasuhiro, (Japanese, born 1921), Untitled from the series Katsura, 1953-54. Gelatin silver print, printed 1980-81. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Gift of the artist in memory of Ishimoto Shigeru, 2009.243 © Ishimoto Yasuhiro. HOUSTON, TX.-Photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro (b. 1921) is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in the development of postwar Japanese photography. Among his most celebrated bodies of work are the photographs he took during 1953-54 of the legendary 17th-century Imperial... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2010

'Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam' @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

'Kashkul', or 'Beggar's Bowl', with 'Portrait of Dervishes' and a 'Mounted Falconer', 1880 (A.H. 1280). Coco de mer shell and chain, Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 47.203.5 HOUSTON, TX.- Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, opening Sunday, May 16, 2010, is the first exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to be devoted to Sufism, a historic branch of Islam whose followers seek mystical union with God. Light of the Sufis travels to Houston from the Brooklyn Museum, where it was organized by the Hagop... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2009

"Sargent and the Sea ' @ the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

John Singer Sargent, Whitby Fishing Boats, 1884, oil on canvas. Private Collection In Sargent and the Sea, the Corcoran Gallery of Art brings together for the first time more than 80 paintings, watercolors, and drawings depicting seascapes and coastal scenes from the early career of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), the pre-eminent American expatriate painter of the late 19th century.  The Corcoran’s masterwork En route pour la pêche (Setting out to Fish) (1878), will serve as the centerpiece of the exhibition, and will be... [Lire la suite]


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