Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jill Krementz Photo Journal - Morgan and Met

Roz Chast is among the many artists featured in the new show at the Morgan Library and Museum, celebrating the art of the cartoonist.
The show, On the Money, (January 23-May 24, 2009) features approximately 80 original drawings by many of The New Yorker's talented artists who over the years have tackled the theme of money and the many ways it affects our lives.
Curator Jennifer Tonkovitch and Shawn Waldron, Archive Director of Conde Nast Publications. William Griswold (Director of the Morgan Library and Museum) and Patrick Milliman (Communications Director).
The Curator of the show, Jennifer Tonkovitch, planned this exhibition long before the current crisis. In the words of Shawn Waldron, Archive Director of Conde Nast Publications: "Talk about divine intervention--or inspiration--however you look at it!" And from whatever vantage you are viewing, these cartoons will make you laugh ...
"It's more relevant than some of the other theme parks we've been to."
Frankly, I'm Looking For Sometihng That Might Appeal To A Jury. "To The Dollar — As We Knew It!"
Dad, Where Were You When The Big Money Was Being Made? "A Very Special Interest To See You, Senator."
"I Had The Dream About Meaningful Employment Again Last Night." "Isn't it about time you get a money manager?"
George Price in his studio, Tenafly, New Jersey.
Studying Nature
Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

Also at the Morgan, an exhibition of thirty paintings -- sketches really -- of scenic pleasures: clouds, sunrises and sunsets, storms, waterfalls, trees and mountains. In today’s world, painters in search of a landscape might be tempted go out and capture the transitory moment on a digital returning to their studios to produce the finished masterpiece.
Artist paint box and palette.
Back in the 18th century, and into the early 1900s, it was different. Most of the neo-classical pioneers went to the scene toting their brushes and oil paints in a rectangular wooden box. They worked quickly, rendering sketches in oil on paper, sometimes on canvas.
Phillip Bruno (former director of Marlborough Gallery) with his wife, British art critic, Clare Henry. Lorenz Frølich, A Large Oak Tree, before 1837. The artist did this painting when he was only 17 years old.
Carl Morganstern, Alpine Valley.
Gustaf Söderberg, Rome with St Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo, 1821.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, View of Genzano, 1826.
Simon Denis, Landscape near Rome During a Storm.
Francois Antoine Léon Fleury, View of Tivoli, from Santa Maria del Giglio, ca. 1827–30.
Alexandre Calame, Alpine Landscape. Achille-Etna Michallon, The Beech, ca. 1820.
Phillip Bruno paying special attention to Achille-Etna Michallon's The Beech.
Mr. Bruno, inspired to make his own sketch from nature. The end result!
Raphael to Renoir
Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna

Lovers of European drawing will love this show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exhibition of 120 European Old Master and 19th-century drawings spans 500 years of the history of art, from the Renaissance to 1900.

Related programs and visitor information: www.metmuseum.org.
Nathalie Strasser (curator of Mr. Bonna's private collection) and Jean Bonna.
Carmen Bambach (curator of drawings and prints; Metropolitan Museum of Art) and David Levine. Kathy Hayes and Walter Robinson, editor of Artnews.net.
Hans Hoffman, A Wild Boar Piglet, 1578. Jacopo Ligozzi, Plant Study, 1580-1600.
Giovanni da Udine, Study of Two Birds, ca 1517-1519. Abraham Bloemaert, Studies of Faces, Arms, and Drapery (verso).
Federico Barocci, Head of a Young Woman in Frontal View, ca. 1550-60. Jacopo Vignali, Head of a Young Woman with a Coral Necklace, ca. 1625-30.
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Nude Seen from Behind, ca. 1625-30. Theodore Gericault, Three Horses in a Stable, ca. 1822-23.
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, A Woman Bent over a Basin, Washing Her Neck, ca. 1870-90. Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Head of a Smiling Young Woman.
François Clouet, Portrait of François II, ca. 1556. Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, Arabs in Morocco, 1832.
Odilon Redon, Portrait of Geneviève de Gonet, 1906-07. Georges Seurat, Woman in a White Bonnet, 1882-85.
All photographs © by Jill Krementz: all rights reserved.