Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Links

The New York Public Library offers an online exhibition of work by Mary Cassatt: "Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt". Viewers may browse by title, date, or medium. The prints span 20 years, 1878 to 1898.

 ✦ Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is the subject of this excellent feature at The Public Domain Review: "Time and Place: Eric Ravilious". Ravilious was a wood engraver, book illustrator, muralist, theatre designer, and watercolor painter (his works are now in the public domain). An exhibition of Ravilious's prints was held at Pallant House Gallery in West Sussex, United Kingdom, this past fall.

 Hans Belmer, German. 1902 - 1975

✭ Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is presenting through March 16 "Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th Century Art". Organized with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition features works by Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander Rodchenko, Constantin Brancusi, Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Jean Arp, Salvador Daily, and other modern painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors. Thematically arranged, the exhibition has four sections — the human figure, the imagination, the urban landscape, and the object — showcasing featured artists' responses to the rise of the machine in modern life. Various art movements (Futurism, Purism, Vorticism, and Constructivism) are illustrated by the selections, which cover the 1910s to early 1950s.

✦ The Getty has created a digital finding aid to the papers of Harry Smith, polymath painter, filmmaker, and collector of American vernacular art. The physical materials, including correspondents, original films, and manuscripts, are in the Special Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Some images of objects from Smith's collection of paper airplanes are reproduced in "Treasures from the Vault: Harry Smith and Patterns in the Wind".

DETAILED DRAWINGS UC Botanical Garden is hosting its fifth annual exhibition of botanical drawings by regional artists. These intricately drawn pictures by members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are surprisingly detailed and lifelike. They range from drawings of tree branches to delicate flowers to leafy greens. There will be an opening reception Saturday from 4-6 p.m. for artists and garden members. (Parking will be tight). The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.


A Cuban In London said...

The first image reminds me of the human brain. Brilliant. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Namastenancy said...

And so it does - so nice to have you commenting! but check the artist out; I like his etchings best but he is an underrated artist and ready to be rediscovered.