SWW on painting.

When i travel I always try to figure out where to eat well. But before that I almost always check out what museums are in my destination city, what their collections feature, what exhibits are currently up. There a few better things to do with a friend, a loved one, or just by oneself than explore a good art museum. So, SWW on painting; that was kind of an inevitability.
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Turner. The Tate Gallery. So many wonderful Turner paintings there. Joseph Mallord William Turner - light, beautiful light, and anticipations of everything Impressionism codified.

Turner. The Tate Gallery. So many wonderful Turner paintings there. Joseph Mallord William Turner - light, beautiful light, and anticipations of everything Impressionism codified.

Max Beckmann. One of my favorite German expressionist painters. This painting, "Baccarat," is in the collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. There is a dark and foreboding quality to Expressionism from this period, suggestive of the cruel events ahead. Good times seemed desperate, as if some foreknowledge of barbarism was afoot in the unconscious.

Max Beckmann. One of my favorite German expressionist painters. This painting, "Baccarat," is in the collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. There is a dark and foreboding quality to Expressionism from this period, suggestive of the cruel events ahead. Good times seemed desperate, as if some foreknowledge of barbarism was afoot in the unconscious.

"Maria and Elisabeth." Kathe Kollwitz's compassion for those victimized by war and poverty as captivating. Many of her most moving images are prints and drawings, but she did indeed paint, too. Her work was influenced by German Expressionism, but had the raw social reality of Courbet and Daumier.

"Maria and Elisabeth." Kathe Kollwitz's compassion for those victimized by war and poverty as captivating. Many of her most moving images are prints and drawings, but she did indeed paint, too. Her work was influenced by German Expressionism, but had the raw social reality of Courbet and Daumier.

So often I have stood, admiring this, one of my favorite Monet paintings anywhere. Often awestruck, and in part because it is in my 'hometown' museum, the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City.     Boulevard des Capucines is an oil-on-canvas street scene painting of Boulevard des Capucines by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet created in 1873.

So often I have stood, admiring this, one of my favorite Monet paintings anywhere. Often awestruck, and in part because it is in my 'hometown' museum, the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City. Boulevard des Capucines is an oil-on-canvas street scene painting of Boulevard des Capucines by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet created in 1873.

I like Boston. I always enjoy visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, not least for their amazing Monet collection. But I am fond of their many Renoir paintings also. This, "Dance at Bougival," is enchanting, but alarming. There is something withheld or withdrawn in the young lady's countenance, and the man's ardor may be too much, not entirely welcome. Or am I looking with the eyes of 2013 too much?

I like Boston. I always enjoy visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, not least for their amazing Monet collection. But I am fond of their many Renoir paintings also. This, "Dance at Bougival," is enchanting, but alarming. There is something withheld or withdrawn in the young lady's countenance, and the man's ardor may be too much, not entirely welcome. Or am I looking with the eyes of 2013 too much?

I am partial to the "Ashcan School." Had the good fortune to see a great, comprehensive exhibition of AS paintings a few years ago at the City Museum of New York. I am especially fond of John Sloan, but at this moment I somehow focused on George Luks' "Houston Street," 1916.

I am partial to the "Ashcan School." Had the good fortune to see a great, comprehensive exhibition of AS paintings a few years ago at the City Museum of New York. I am especially fond of John Sloan, but at this moment I somehow focused on George Luks' "Houston Street," 1916.

'Van Gogh used the intense blue of the sky to symbolize the "divine and infinite presence" of Jesus. Seeking a "modern artistic language" to represent the divine, he sought a numinous quality in many of his olive tree paintings, such as by bathing olive trees, an emblem for Jesus, in "radiant gold light".' - Kathleen Power Erickson.  ... A favorite of mine, again, from KC's Nelson-Atkins Museum. Here, Van Gogh discovers the colors of impressionism, and moves toward his masterpieces.

'Van Gogh used the intense blue of the sky to symbolize the "divine and infinite presence" of Jesus. Seeking a "modern artistic language" to represent the divine, he sought a numinous quality in many of his olive tree paintings, such as by bathing olive trees, an emblem for Jesus, in "radiant gold light".' - Kathleen Power Erickson. ... A favorite of mine, again, from KC's Nelson-Atkins Museum. Here, Van Gogh discovers the colors of impressionism, and moves toward his masterpieces.

Line, color, balance, harmony, and spirit. I love Kandinsky. "Rose with Gray," from 1924, is another painting found in Kansas City's Nelson-Atkin's Museum. I have seen entire exhibits of Kandinsky's work, including one recently at the Guggenheim, but I am especially fond of this painting, and its proximity.

Line, color, balance, harmony, and spirit. I love Kandinsky. "Rose with Gray," from 1924, is another painting found in Kansas City's Nelson-Atkin's Museum. I have seen entire exhibits of Kandinsky's work, including one recently at the Guggenheim, but I am especially fond of this painting, and its proximity.

los-fusilamientos-del-3-de-mayo2 ... Goya. When I saw this huge Goya exhibit at the Prado I was humbled by my ignorance. I knew he was a great painter, but outside of a few Dutch masters and Caravaggio I gave short shrift to most (okay, a lot) of pre-19th century painting.

los-fusilamientos-del-3-de-mayo2 ... Goya. When I saw this huge Goya exhibit at the Prado I was humbled by my ignorance. I knew he was a great painter, but outside of a few Dutch masters and Caravaggio I gave short shrift to most (okay, a lot) of pre-19th century painting.

Well, the historical and psychological interpretations of Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" are fun stuff. You know, people torturing themselves about enjoying sexuality, and trying to find some legitimate visionary spiritual context for ... you know, digging it. The "Hell" in the triptych really does seem to be gamblers and triflers. So, Edenic. Or not. I will say this - seeing this sucker up close in the Prado in Madrid is pretty overwhelming.

Well, the historical and psychological interpretations of Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" are fun stuff. You know, people torturing themselves about enjoying sexuality, and trying to find some legitimate visionary spiritual context for ... you know, digging it. The "Hell" in the triptych really does seem to be gamblers and triflers. So, Edenic. Or not. I will say this - seeing this sucker up close in the Prado in Madrid is pretty overwhelming.


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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Der Krankenwärter, 1917-1918   Tags: #ernst ludwig kirchner #german expressionism #expressionism #portrait #oil paint #oil on canvas #1910s #1917 #1918 #Kirchenr 1910s #Kirchner oil paint #Kirchner portrait #German #die brucke

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Der Krankenwärter, 1917-1918 Tags: #ernst ludwig kirchner #german expressionism #expressionism #portrait #oil paint #oil on canvas #1910s #1917 #1918 #Kirchenr 1910s #Kirchner oil paint #Kirchner portrait #German #die brucke

Heinrich Campendonk, Mother and Child, 1917. Heinrich Campendonk, after Blue Rider, joined the Rhenish Expressionists at the influence of Mache. It represent an aspect of German Expressionism that depends.

Heinrich Campendonk, Mother and Child, 1917. Heinrich Campendonk, after Blue Rider, joined the Rhenish Expressionists at the influence of Mache. It represent an aspect of German Expressionism that depends.

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Vassily Kandinsky.  The riders (in the storm ?)  German Expressionism   Pinacothèque de Paris Feb 2012

Vassily Kandinsky. The riders (in the storm ?) German Expressionism Pinacothèque de Paris Feb 2012

Framed painting on canvas, "Joy Cycle" signed lower left Simons (Vera Habrecht Simons, German/ American, 1920-2012), signed and titled verso,

Framed painting on canvas, "Joy Cycle" signed lower left Simons (Vera Habrecht Simons, German/ American, 1920-2012), signed and titled verso,

Killing of the Banquet Roast, 1911, Max Pechstein, MoMA | German Expressionism Themes: Primitivism

Killing of the Banquet Roast, 1911, Max Pechstein, MoMA | German Expressionism Themes: Primitivism

Interactieve praatplaat: Het Rijksmuseum by meester Henk

Interactieve praatplaat: Het Rijksmuseum by meester Henk

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