Review: Henri Matisse ‘In Search of True Painting’ at the Metropolitan

There is an incredible exhibition going on until March 17  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Henri Matisse: In Search of True Painting” is a true retrospective of the artist’s life and work. Most people do not realize how much Matisse struggled with his painting throughout his career.  He constantly reworked, […]

Review: Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

The story of Pisan traitor Ugolino della Gherardesca, imprisoned with his sons and condemned to starvation, is told in Dante’s Inferno (canto 33). Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux shows the anguished father resisting his children’s offer of their own bodies for his sustenance. The composition was cast in bronze in Paris in 1862. This Saint-Beat marble now resides […]

Review: Current Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you haven’t been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art lately, now is the time to go.  There are some beautiful exhibitions going on right now, but you need to hurry to catch them before they’re gone. I dropped by a couple of times during the last few weeks and was utterly amazed.   I saw […]

Review: Best and Worst of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

There are several special exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City at this time.  I’m going to talk about 4 of them that I’ve seen recently and give you my general opinion of each one. This will be my best and the worst rating for this museum for Summer 2011. The 4 […]

Review: Anthony Caro on the Roof, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

A few days ago my artist friend Sabina and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the afternoon.  Sabina is a sculptor who mainly works in marble and I’m a landscape painter.  I’m drawn to the galleries with paintings and she’s drawn to the sculpture exhibits. We saw many exhibits that day. One […]

Review of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, is free with admission A few days ago,  Sabina who is an artist friend of mine and I decided to go the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We had not been in a while and so thought it […]

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