Friday, August 24, 2012

3 Not-To-Miss Art Shows This Fall!

Travel the World and the Ages
by Elissa Watters, guest blogger

If art is a must in any art trip you take whether to New York or elsewhere in the country, put these three shows on your itinerary.

1) Guggenheim Museum, New York, “Picasso Black and White”
The Milliner’s Workshop (Atelier de la modiste), 1926
Pablo Picasso
This exhibition (Oct. 5-Jan 23) will take a special look at Pablo Picasso’s works done in black, white and gray hues.  Throughout his career as an artist, Picasso made such works “which purge color in order to highlight their formal structure.”  This exhibit’s collection of paintings, sculptures and other pieces embraces a range of Picasso’s themes and styles (e.g. cubism, neoclassicism, surrealism), but each is complex and powerful in its own, albeit achromatic, way.

2) Neue Galerie, New York, “Ferdinand Hodler: View To Infinity”
The Neue Galerie will soon have a special exhibition of Ferdinand Hodler’s paintings and drawings.  This Swiss artist (1853-1918) was greatly influenced by symbolism and expressionism, but he is perhaps best known for his own style, “parallelism,” which is characterized by its symmetry and patterns.
Ferdinand Hodler

3) National Gallery, Washington DC, “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective”
From October 14, 2012, through January 13, 2013, the National Gallery in Washington DC will be exhibiting some of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s greatest works.  The paintings, drawings and sculptures in the exhibit will reflect a number of Lichtenstein’s projects, “including the classic early pop paintings based on advertisements and comic-book treatments of war and romance, his versions of paintings by the modern masters, and series including Brushstrokes, Mirrors, Artist’s Studios, Nudes, and Chinese Landscapes.”  The exhibition is currently at The Art Institute of Chicago (May 16-Sept. 3, 2012); after the National Gallery, the exhibition will move to Tate Modern, London (Feb. 21-May 27, 2013).

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