Friday, October 1, 2010
"Return to Classical Beauty"
There's a new exhibit at the Guggenheim called "Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy and Germany, 1918-1936". Happily, there is an online website to accompany the show. Of course, the website is just a teaser, to get you to want to visit, send for the exhibition catalog or at least yearn for it to be a traveling exhibit. The website explains, "After the chaos and horrific destruction of World War I, a powerful desire for regenerative order and classical beauty emerged in Europe." Although there are only a few photos, they do list the over 150 pieces in the exhibit.
The website features a time line from 1818-1936, and for 1919, they mention:
That reminded me of a De Chirico painting I saw at the Art Institute:
When I checked the artwork list, I noticed "The Eventuality of Destiny" is now at the Guggenheim.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I wasted a bit of photo space, so the large size is only 1120x1400 pixels, but I did think to capture a detail of the man's hand:
What exquisite details!
Both the show at MOMA and this show are so enticing, I wish I could go!
But I like to think they could appear nearer to me, as did the 'European Bronzes', which I saw both at the Met and at the Getty.
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