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Eugene Delacroix at the Met

Posted by Chris Kihlstrom on

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city is now showing an exhibition of the great french artist Eugene Delacroix. The show runs until January 6th of 2019. Delacroix was a very accomplished and well respected artist of his time in the 1800’s. He had a flair for high drama in many of his greatest paintings.

One of my favorite paintings in the show is very dramatic work called “The Death of Sardanapalus” 1845-46. The first version of the painting was made for the french Salon in Paris, a place where he liked to show his work in order to gain recognition.

Over all I was very impressed by the by show. I would highly recommend the show to everyone. 

Illustrators 60

The Society of Illustrators located at 128 East 63rd Street in New York City is currently having it’s annual exhibition Illustrators 60. Part One runs until January 27th and Part Two runs from January 31st throughFebruary 24th 2018. Part One showing now is Advertising, Institutional, Surface/Product Design and Uncommissioned. I always love [...]

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Origin of the name Christopher.

While walking though the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few weeks ago I learned where may name came from. I was looking at the artwork at one of the exhibitions and I noticed this fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio of Saint Christopher and the Infant Christ. This artist was the head of an important [...]

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The Old Masters Now at the Philadelphia Art Museum

This past week I had the great opportunity to visit the Philadelphia Art Museum’s exhibition of the Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection. The show runs until February 19th. The show is a collection of works from the many different time periods. There are works by John Singer Sargent, Monet as [...]

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The Cloisters Met

I just visited the Met Cloisters this weekend during a warm spring day in upper Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. This museum is dedicated to Medieval art and architecture of Europe. The gardens leading in to the museum are very beautiful. This is a great way to spend a day on the weekend. [...]

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The Clark

The I recently had the good fortune to visit the Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I was very happily surprised to see all the wonderful artwork that is on display at this museum.  We saw the exhibition Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado which closes October 10 2016. I was impressed by [...]

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Illustrators 59 Call for Entries Now Open!

Join the premier showcase for illustrators! All accepted entries will be reproduced in full color in the Illustrators 59 annual and included in the exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, on display January 4 - February 25, 2017. A selection of 40 works will tour US colleges through February 2018, the 35th educational traveling exhibition. [...]

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Ralph Steadman Retrospective at the Society of Illustrators this Fall

The Society of Illustrators in New York City will be having a major retrospective of artist Ralph Steadman September 6th to October 22nd, 2016.  The show will be on three floors of galleries showing art from his fifty year career. This may never happen again. I had the good fortune to meet [...]

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Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven Connecticut is a wonderful hidden gem that I discovered this July. I was pleasantly surprised to find so much great art from so many big name artists. There is a lot to see here. It took us two days to see everything in the [...]

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Degas at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

The Moma now has a great exhibition going on of the work of french artist Edgar Degas called “A Strange New Beauty”. Most of the art in the show is print making that he did during the 1870’s to the 1890’s. Many of the prints are monotypes which are one of [...]

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