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Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night

Van Gogh depicted the night throughout his career. Painting in the dark was a challenging problem in the late nineteenth century, particularly for an artist who relied on his powers of observation; Van Gogh admitted to being unable to work strictly from imagination. But he was also an artist for whom the real was intertwined […]

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Teens talk about Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, MoMA

Teens ask curator Joachim Pissarro about Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon as part of Red Studio, MoMA’s site for teens. The Museum of Modern Art celebrates this painting in a special exhibition, Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon at 100, May 9–August 27, 2007. For information about this exhibition, please visit http://www.moma.org. For more information about Red Studio, […]

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Out of Time

Repeat, fast-forward, rewind, pause, recycle, live, delay: these terms are part of the language we use to describe how temporality is manipulated in the contemporary world. Recent technological advances facilitate an unprecedented alteration, compression, and extension of time. These new possibilities coexist with a vision of history as fractured, contradictory, and subject to multiple interpretations. […]

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Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865 – 1885

Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) and Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903) met in Paris in 1861 and developed a personal and professional relationship that lasted almost a quarter of a century. They shared an intimate approach to the practice of painting and a love for serious work that translated into a fascinating artistic dialogue. That […]

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Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry

The Kimbell Art Museum, with the support of museums and private collections worldwide, spent three years planning this important exhibition—held exclusively in Fort Worth. Guest-curated by the distinguished Matisse and Picasso scholar Yve-Alain Bois, Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University, Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry explored the artistic dialogue that took place between […]

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Monet and the Mediterranean

“Monet and the Mediterranean promises to place our knowledge of Claude Monet on a more factual basis by bringing together, for the first time, the widely dispersed products of several trips to the French Riviera and Italy by one of history’s greatest painters of light and color.” —Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury, director of the Kimbell Art […]

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Georges de La Tour and His World

Forty major paintings by Georges de La Tour (1593–1652), one of the greatest and most original French painters of the 17th century, and by his contemporaries Caravaggio, Jacques Bellange, Simon Vouet, Hendrick Terbruggen, and others were brought together from public and private collections in Europe and the United States. The works were selected and installed […]

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