March 9, 2011 |
The Tate Modern Art Museum in London, which opened in 2000 in a onetime power station, will open a major exhibition of the work of Spanish artist Joan MirÃ?Â³, called the father of Abstract Expressionism, on April 14. The show, featuring more than 150 works, is one of the most extensive shows ever dedicated to this 20th century artist and the first in London in half a century. The exhibition, "The Ladder of Escape," features rarely seen pieces that signpost the stages of MirÃ?
May 6, 2005 |
The painting format employed by Adam Ross has remained consistent for much of the last decade. Canvases often 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide are painted with oil and alkyd (a synthetic resin) to create an ambiguous, atmospheric sense of space. An acrid, caustic quality is carried by the choice of metallic and sulfurous colors. Webs of precise drawing recall fragments of architectural drafting, while shapes are mostly rectilinear and crystalline.
November 21, 2004 |
For almost a half-century, the American sculptor Alexander Calder and the Spanish painter Joan Miro looked on each other as good friends. When apart, as they often were, they sometimes exchanged a letter or postcard of greeting. "A good smack on the butt for you," wrote Calder in French in 1934. "A hug, kisses, and see you soon, you big stud," wrote Miro in Spanish in 1945. They liked to embellish the postcards. Miro, for example, added underarm hair to the portrait of a Spanish dancer.
March 25, 2001
I would like to be a dot in a painting by Miro. Barely distinguishable from other dots, it's true, but quite uniquely placed. And from my dark center. I'd survey the beauty of the linescape And wonder-would it be worthwhile To roll myself towards the lemon stripe, Centrally poised, and push my curves against its edge, to get myself a little extra attention? But it's fine where I am. I'll never make out what's going on around me, and that's the joy of it.
March 14, 2001
Sotheby's auction house will present highlights of its upcoming major New York sales in an exhibition at the firm's Beverly Hills showroom Monday and Tuesday. The star attraction is German Expressionist Max Beckman's "Self-Portrait with Horn," valued at $7 million to $10 million. Beckman painted the brooding image in 1938, when he was in exile in Amsterdam as a Nazi-designated "degenerate" artist. Modern and contemporary works from the collection of Stanley J.
January 13, 2000 |
Usually, Laguna Beach is known as a place to shop for works by local artists. But this month, one gallery has decided to bring in some of the biggest names in early 20th century art. An exhibit titled "Modern Masters" features pieces by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse on display and for sale at the Fingerhut Gallery. Owner Allan Fingerhut spent almost three years putting the show together.