El Greco, Portrait of a Cardinal, Probably Cardinal Don Fernando Niño de Guevara (ca. 1600). Oil on canvas, 170.8 x 108 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
So its Friday night and I am finally back in San Francisco after a rather long and arduous day of traveling, but I am writing now to apologize for my lack of posting in the latter half of this week. I was once again in New York staying with a friend, this time for job interviews, and once again the wireless at the apartment where I stay was down. As I ran around the city going to interview (nerve-wracking!) and apartment hunting (terrifying!) I just did not have the energy to lug my computer around to coffee shops to post. I will make it up to you in the coming week though! 5 full-blown, single artwork posts are on the way. Ranging from Ancient to Renaissance to Modern to Contemporary, I really hope everyone finds something they like!
I am also running low on the list that readers gave me a few weeks ago when I issued an open call for suggestions so if you have any... please let me know! I live only to please you :)
All my best,
Including image of one of favorite works of art I saw in New York. I can't seem to stay away from the Old Masters in the Metropolitan... and who can blame me? Have glasses ever looked so dashing on anyone? Especially a Cardinal? I think not.
Posted by Lydia at 3:45 AM
The beautiful painting by Egon Schiele which has been at the center of a restitution law suit disputing the ownership of the work between the Leopold Foundation and the heirs to a Jewish art dealer forced to flee from the Nazi regime is finally settled. It has been decided the Leopold will pay the heirs $19million to keep the painting. To read more on the Art Newspaper, click on the Title of this post!
Posted by Lydia at 9:33 PM
So I am in New York, on rather short notice, and am just now getting around to figuring out what is up at all the museums and what I am going to see this week. Thought I would share the information for anyone in the area or anyone who might be visiting soon.
Metropolitian Museum of Art
An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo
American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity
Frick Collection (one of the best, I always go even if only to see the permanent collection)
From Mansion to Museum: The Frick Collection Celebrates bSeventy-Five Years
Broken Forms: European Modernism from the Guggenheim Collection
The Geometry of Kandinsky and Malevich
Museum of Modern Art
Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 (which I saw in Chicago at the Art Institute but I NEED to see the Portrait of Yvonne Landsberg (above) again!)
And if there is time....
Otto Dix (yes I am going to see it again!)
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
National Design Triennal
Posted by Lydia at 5:52 PM