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Movie Review: Mr. Turner -- Go Toward the Light

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Had he been born in a different time and place, painter J.M.W. Turner might have been a member of the Hudson River School, a group of artists who worked in the second half of the 19th century, after Turner's 1851 death.

Travel Is Sensual: Impressionism at Monet's Giverny

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The Musee D'Orsay and Jeu de Paume in Paris have many masterpieces of impressionism on their walls. Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny, just outside Paris have his masterpieces growing and living year round. This is why I travel.

A Most Exquisite Exhibit: Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery

Christian Josi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

I managed to score a preview and an interview with Kimberly Jones, who serves as associate curator for the Department of French Paintings and who, along with senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald, took this wonderful, historic concept and made it into an exquisite reality.

Van Gogh's Auvers: One Square Mile of Immortality

Christian Josi | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Christian Josi

On the surface -- especially on generally lousy tourism websites and what have you -- Auvers doesn't seem all that special.

Art Institute President Douglas Druick Talks Art and Life on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Mark Bazer

Douglas Druick, the Art Institute of Chicago's president and director, visited The Interview Show to talk about the museum, his "eureka" experiences with art and the best time of day to look at paintings.

Famous Impressionist Painting Sells For Whopping $32 Million

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for double its top estimate in a week of strong sales at London...

Art Basel Problems

Joanna Popper | Posted 02.04.2014 | Miami
Joanna Popper

It is Art Basel time in Miami which brings world-class art, parties, celebrities and culture and Art Basel problems. How many blisters can my feet take? Is Band-aid an official sponsor of Art Basel this year?

Malcolm Gladwell Makes a Strong 'Impressionist' With His Big Fish-Little Pond Theory

Russ Ryan | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Russ Ryan

The Impressionists' work was eventually seen by the public (not all rave reviews, by the way), and the rest is art history. Those same paintings from that exhibit are today now worth more than a billion dollars!

Forever de Young: Impressions of a San Francisco Impressionist Exhibition

Michael Levin | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Levin

Irony of ironies: today, 150 years after appearing on the scene, the Impressionists, perhaps art's greatest rebel force, have become what they despised. Dorm room kitsch. Visual Muzak.

Starting Out Bad at Art

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I have always been impressed with how awful a painter Paul Cézanne was when he was young. The fact that he started out so dreadful allowed him to be who he became.

Happy Birthday, Degas!

Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts

In honor of Edgar Degas' birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the birthd...

Hacking van Gogh: Is the Master's 'Fingerprint' Missing From a MET Painting?

James Grundvig | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

After enduring the Great Recession, the public has shown a backlash against the $25 admission fee for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charges it as a "donation."

Smooth Sailing at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

Susan Jaques | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Susan Jaques

In celebration of the summertime America's Cup race opening this week in San Francisco, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor presents "Impressionists on the Water" (through October 13, 2013).

Talking "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" With the Art Institute's Gloria Groom

Mark Bazer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

"Were the Impressionists fashionistas? And what role did fashion play in their goal to paint modern life with a 'modern style?" Those were the questio...

A Tourist's Guide to New York Theater Awards Season (and the Occasional Museum)

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Kelly Kleiman

A five-day visit to New York. Six shows, half good and half not-so. Three museums. Some of this is utterly evanescent; a few items might travel if you're patient; but some of it requires you to jump on a plane and go. Herewith a guide to your trip.

Apricot: Last Chance to View Camille at The Met

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.

Marie Laurencin's Dream World

David Galenson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Marie Laurencin's life spanned two world wars and a great economic depression, but these left no trace in her art. For most of her life, her art portrayed an unchanging dream world. The popularity her art enjoyed during her lifetime has now receded.

Happy Days, and Hours, Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's Art Talk got particularly passionate responses from KCRW listeners who hear my program on the air, or those who read the text of it on the...

LAST CALL: Deutsche Guggenheim's Blockbuster Final Exhibition

VernissageTV | Posted 01.18.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

With the exhibition Visions of Modernity, Impressionist and Modern Collections from the Guggenheim Foundation, the collaboration between the Solomon R...

Happy Birthday, Claude Monet!

Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French Impressionist master, Claude Monet. The plein-air devotee would turn 172 years old if he were miraculously still alive...

How To Have Wedding That Looks Like A Renoir Painting

BRIDES | Posted 11.19.2012 | Weddings
BRIDES

This fall, the Musee d'Orsay in Paris celebrates "Impressionism and Fashion," and we're inspired! The romantic pastel hues and soft, visible brushstro...

Happy Birthday, Edgar Degas!

Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Impressionist extraordinaire Edgar Degas. The dreamy painter who idealized the beauty of ballet would turn 178 if he were mag...

Artistic Innovation: Individual or Collective?

David Galenson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

In the modern era, great painters have learned from their peers (and from their teachers), but have made distinctive individual contributions. To fail to recognize this is to fail to understand modern art.

How Vincent Became Van Gogh

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts

How did the son of a Protestant preacher rise to become one of the most recognizable artists of all time? An upcoming exhibition titled, "Becoming Van...

Beyond the Scream: May Auction Highlights

MutualArt | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

This record-breaking month of May closes the strongest annual Spring auction season since the 2008 recession started. The art market has bounced back strongly as the world's super rich seek blue-chip artists, particularly seduced by modern and contemporary works.