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The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Painting at the Met

 
 
Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 12:36 pm
Such a pleasure to be able to freely link a NYTimes article without worrying that after a week any reader here wouldn't still be able to access the link. Now the links will remain fee-free.

Dutch Painting at the Met - Holland Cotter article - LINK


http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/09/21/arts/20remb-600.jpg
photo - Michael Falco for the NYTimes. There's another photo by Falco included with the article that I like better, in a way, than this one, in that I'm often nearly as interested in the movements of gallery goers in space as I am by the art... even when the art is great.

The article comes with an audio guide and interactive graphic..
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Lorna
 
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Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 12:52 pm
I'm facinated by the people looking at the painting.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 12:55 pm
Hi, Lorna, long time no see....

Yes, me too. Some of the people are listening to an audio guide, some aren't. This is a big show, I wish I could see it.
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Lorna
 
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Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 01:04 pm
Hi(!!)

For instance, the older guy with the headphones; I'm trying to picture the look on his face, and what language the audio is in.

Great article, I love the New York Times.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 01:17 pm
I love it more now that they cut out the fee stuff (or most of it).
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shepaints
 
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Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 06:55 pm
This photo reminds me of 1962 self portrait by Norman Rockwell
entitled "The Connoisseur". It depicts the artist, wearing a suit, viewing an abstract/dripping Jackson Pollock style painting in an art gallery. Rockwell is wearing a business suit, humbly holding his hat behind his back, relegated to the position of observer/viewer rather than the immensly successful observed/commercial artist of his decades long career. He portrays himself as an anachronism in an age in which his type of skilful realism was scorned.

"His success was his failure", said Arthur Danto.

Ars longa vita brevis.

Love the combover.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 21 Sep, 2007 07:10 pm
How cool!

I was discussing this article, and show, and changes at the NYT site with a colleague ... and then I came here ... and it's here ... and Lorna's here!




I can't buy a postcard without thinking about Lorna Very Happy
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Lorna
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 03:29 am
ehBeth wrote:
How cool!

I was discussing this article, and show, and changes at the NYT site with a colleague ... and then I came here ... and it's here ... and Lorna's here!


Hello! Things happen like that, I find.

Reading about art makes me what to traipse around galleries!

Smile
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 03:18 pm
Another Michael Falco photo that was with the article...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/09/20/arts/20remb.2-450.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 03:47 pm
I once took a photo of a teenage girl with braids standing slightly to the side and staring intently at this painting at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (the deYoung)


Fine Arts Museum LINK to the painting

George De Forest Brush, artist
American, 1855 - 1941
A Celtic Huntress, 1890
oil on canvas
20 x 17 1/4 (50.8 x 43.8 cm)




The painting is hung against a medium gray wall in an ornate gold frame. My 8 x 10 photo is also framed in a fairly ornate gold-bronze frame. One of these days, I'll get my scanner hooked up again..
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 05:01 pm
When is the show running till? Sorry, I looked, but I can't find it. I'd love to get to see this.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 05:07 pm
I thought of you when I posted this. Hah, I'd love to see it with you. Well, y'know, in the sence of being in the same building at the same time and having lunch after, not so much in the sense of being someone's shadow.

I'll see what I can find and be back.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 05:11 pm
I took a picture in the Louvre of the people crowded around and taking pictures of the Mona Lisa Smile Yes, it was glassed and roped off, and they were allowed.

I thought that was the funniest photo.

I don't think much of the Mona Lisa, myself.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 05:14 pm
It's already opened, closes Jan. 6, 2008 -

http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId=
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 05:14 pm
Geez. that's S E N S E.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 05:18 pm
I've never understood about Mona, but maybe the regard has something to do with the context of time/what was painted before then, technique, etc.


I saw Michelangelo's Moses at a church in Rome after a long walk and long wait for the church to open, went in, looked, thought, eh..

I must have been tired that day, what a brat.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 06:21 pm
Did you ever see The Last Supper? I saw it in Milano just before they were about to move it and protect it's flaking.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 07:03 pm
No, I've been in Milan for something like 90 minutes, on my way to g'forsaken Ivrea. I did love the Milan train system, completely easy for even me to navigate. Anyway, I went to the Duomo piazza and saw the Galleria and La Scala, very much momentarily, and then had a caffe and dolce at a place at the duomo piazza, facing the scaffolding. F/I went in '99, just pre the jubilee year.. Lots I'd like to see in Milan. Oh, and eat.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 10:20 pm
Rembrandt and Vermeer are two of my favorite painters--ever. Dutch masters.

I'm gonna make it a point of seeing this one.

Saw Michelangelo's David. Took my breath away. Didn't see the Last Supper. Saw Mona. The glass and the mobs were a disappointment. I think it's the kind of painting that requires some viewing and some quiet time. Some connecting time.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2007 09:20 am
I like Van Eyck, myself...but also Vermeer.

I'm not into sculpture at all... don't understand why, but it leaves me cold. What is that Palazzo in Florence - della Signoria or something? They have a copy of David there... nada.

Also saw some Rodins in the Louvre. Ditto reaction.

I must be a Neanderthal or something.
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