— Vincent van Gogh
— Georgia O’Keeffe
Katherine Rohrbacher, Lupine (above) and Wallflower, both oil on canvas
I don’t normally gush about my work life here, but I am in love with the current show now on view at TAG Gallery. This is the last week to see the talented work of contemporary artist Katherine Rohrbacher - if you’re local to L.A., her work is a must see. I’ll even give you a private art tour of the show! :)
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Museum of Modern Art curator Anne Umland. Her new exhibition, "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938," is on view at MoMA through January 12, 2014. The exhibition catalogue, published by MoMA, is excellent.
Umland is one of the world’s top curators of modern art. Her exhibitions include 2011’s “Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914,” 2008’s “Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-37,” and a 2001 retrospective of Alberto Giacometti.
This is Magritte’s Attempting the Impossible (1928) and a photograph by an anonymous photographer of Magritte posing with the painting. (The picture was plainly ‘art designed’ by Magritte.) For more on another way in which Magritte was interested in photography, see this post on Modern Art Notes.
interactive installation “Measuring the Universe” by Roman Ondak in which visitors mark their height in black ink on a white wall, representing a star in a network of celestial bodies to symbolize the space each individual takes up in our vast universe.
Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1999 campaign photographed by Mario Sorrenti, inspired by classical paintings
1. Venus au miroir, Velazquez, 1649-51
2. Olympia, Manet, 1863
3. Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs, Unknown artist, circa 1594
4. Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci, 1504-1518
5. Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), Edouard Manet, 1862
6. Jeune homme nu assis au bord de la mer, Hippolyte Flandrin, 1836
7. Madeleine à la Veilleuse, Georges de La Tour, 1776-1780
8. Le verrou, Fragonard, 1780