August 22, 2010 |
A crowd rich in sports legends, Academy Award winners and recording stars packed the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the Harold Pump Foundation's anniversary celebration. The honorees at the Aug. 12 event were Denzel Washington, Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali and Kansas businessman Joseph Brandmeyer. Morgan Freeman, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Cedric the Entertainer teamed up to present Washington's award. "If I hadn't played God," Freeman said, "I'd be jealous of the fact that he got to play an angel," referring to the two-time Academy Award winner's role in "The Preacher's Wife.
May 23, 2010
If Paris is out of reach, you can catch the vibe closer to home. The De Young Museum in San Francisco opens the first of two shows this month featuring masterpieces from the famed Musée d'Orsay. The first show, "Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces From the Musée d'Orsay," presents 100 works by such masters as Édouard Manet and Claude Monet. The show, which was to open Saturday, runs through Sept. 6. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 6 to 17; free for children 5 and younger.
March 22, 2009 |
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem." That figures.
February 26, 2006 |
DID you know that Napoleon III suffered from such acute hemorrhoids that towels had to be stuffed into his breeches when he rode his horse at the Battle of Sedan? That the plein-air painting style dear to many Impressionists was made possible by substituting metal tubes for the unwieldy cows' bladders that had traditionally contained artists' pigments?
December 26, 2004 |
The oldest museums in America have their storerooms full of paintings that were the rage in art more than a century ago but are now out of fashion. This gloomy repose is often the fate of the 19th century Barbizon painters of France. Their paintings were once prized by collectors all over the world, but the Barbizon painters had the misfortune to work just before the Impressionists came on the scene. These younger painters eclipsed them long ago.
April 21, 2002
Dean Kuipers' article indicates a new creativity emerging in Japanese popular music ("Made in Japan," March 31). This is both a welcome sign and perhaps no big surprise. Although I am an artist living in Tokyo (and previously a New York-based electronic music composer), I am not familiar with this music. But I found it significant that with both Buffalo Daughter and Cornelius, the word "nowhere" figures prominently, ostensibly in the sense that their latest music is not borrowed from other music from anywhere in particular, that it is more original (and that this is newsworthy)