Today we wish a happy 413th birthday to #Rembrandt. The Dutch master is best known for his astonishing skill in painting, drawing, and printmaking, among which are some of art history’s greatest masterpieces.
“Head of Christ," around 1648–56, by Rembrandt van Rijn
Posted at: 2019-07-15 02:41:19
Think your kiddo is too small for #ArtSplash? Think again! Toddlers can enjoy a Baby Bird playdate on Tuesday and Friday mornings starting at 10:15 a.m. Join us at the Perelman Building for circle time, art making, and gallery walks.
Posted at: 2019-07-14 19:54:25
Today we celebrate the Fête nationale, French National Day, also known as #BastilleDay. This holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille, an event that was a turning point in the French Revolution. Like Independence Day in the US, Bastille Day in France is celebrated with flying flags, fireworks, and parades.
“Ball of the Bastille (Bal de la Bastille)," 1790, by Louis Le Coeur, after a drawing by Jacques-François-Joseph Swebach-Desfontaines
Posted at: 2019-07-14 14:21:28
Just because it's #NationalNudeDay doesn't mean you can't accessorize.
“Nude with Hat," c. 1929, by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite
Examining a painting with a light source positioned at a shallow angle to the picture plane, a viewing method called “raking light,” highlights surface textures and deformations in the paint and canvas. (Swipe left) In this image, light positioned near the top edge of #Renoir’s “The Great Bathers” shows the severe forward curve of cracking, especially in the two left figures. Research indicates that this cracking relates to areas most heavily re-worked by Renoir. The relative humidity-related expansion and contraction of materials applied on the back of the painting in the 1930’s (done in an effort to address the cracks) may have made them more prominent over time. This condition posed risks for further cracking in the future. Assuring the attachment of the paint along the cracks and returning the paint to a more level state were major goals of the recent conservation treatment. Follow along as we reveal new insights from the process of researching, analyzing, and conserving Renoir’s “The Great Bathers”, now on view in The #ImpressionistsEye. #BehindTheScenes#RenoirConservation
Jason Wierzbicki, Conservation Photographer, and Kristin Patterson, The Joan and John Thalheimer Associate Conservator of Paintings, photographing “The Great Bathers” in raking light. “The Great Bathers,” 1884–87, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, raking light view.
This conservation project and exhibition are supported by Bank of America.
Posted at: 2019-07-12 23:07:24
Happy birthday to Amedeo #Modigliani, who was born #onthisday in 1884. Though both a sculptor and a painter, he is best known for his Modern portraits and nudes, characterized by elongated necks and faces. This elegant painting is of fellow artist #JeanneHebuterne, his domestic partner and frequent model. Tragically, less than three years after this was painted, Modigliani died of tubercular menegitis and Jeanne committed suicide out of grief.
“Blue Eyes (Portrait of Madame Jeanne Hebuterne)” 1917, by Amedeo Modigliani
Join us for “Yoshitoshi & Comics” on Wednesday, July 24, starting at 6:00 p.m. Art and #manga historian Ryan Holmberg joins narrative artist Ronald Wimberly for a conversation on the enduring influence of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi on contemporary #comics. Check out our Facebook event for more information.
“The Giant Twelfth-Century Warrior-Priest Benkei Attacking Young Yoshitsune for His Sword on the Gojo Bridge,” 1881 (Meiji period, 1868–1912), by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Posted at: 2019-07-11 21:06:27
The weather for tonight isn't looking so great so the #RodinMuseum Garden Bar will be closed. But this weekend is going to be sunny and warm so make sure to stop by for a drink in our urban oasis. Check our Facebook event for more information.