Image Galleries by Individual Artist
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)
The exhibition Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) illustrates that his best-known works remain as fun, fresh and innovative as anything that's been done since, and were grounded in solid draftsmanship and compositional skills. The show includes 40 paintings, about 30 objets d'art (including weapons and armor), graphic works and one tapestry, all...
Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter
With nearly 100 oil paintings, works on paper and decorative objects drawn from a variety of public and private collections, Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter seeks to place noted Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alumna, professor, and Philadelphia native Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) in a new position in American art history.
This monographic exhibition by the Florentine Early Renaissance Master was on view November 13, 2009–February 28, 2010 at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Maim.
Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea
Illustrates the artist's interest in water, both in his art and his pursuit of water sports--the latter of which eventually led him to design and build his own sailboats. Through paintings, drawings, photographs and models of his boats the exhibition leads us from Paris, to family estates in Yerres and Petit Gennevilliers, to the Normandy coast. On view at Brooklyn Museum March 27-July 5, 2009.
Caravaggio - A 400th Anniversary Exhibition
This major International exhibition aims--and succeeds--in displaying only paintings authenticated to be of Caravaggio's hand. The 24 select pieces illustrate the full scope of his short, brilliant career, and represent a phenomenal amount of goodwill amongst lending museums around the globe.
Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination
The first major Cornell retrospective since 1980, Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination brings together more than 170 of the artist's box constructions, collages, dossiers, films and graphic designs from public and private collections. The exhibition is organized by ten themes, each of which represents a recurrent motif in Cornell's work.
Gustave Courbet's first full retrospective in more than 30 years, the traveling exhibition explores this controversial artist's career in all media and includes a selection of 19th-century photographs that relate to his work, especially his landscapes and nudes.
Cranach the Elder
Cranach the Elder surveys six decades of the artist's work, illustrating his versatile ability to jump from mythology, to parody, to altarpieces, to some of the most iconic portraits to came out of the Reformation.
The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis
Over the course of five years and armed with only paper, ink, correction fluid, Alter's 1996 English translation of the Pentateuch and the King James Version of the Bible, R. Crumb drew some 207 pages of illustrations to accompany the (unedited) text of the Book of Genesis.
Commissioned by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Figueres, Spain, in celebration of the centennial of the artist's birth, "Dalí" was a major retrospective exhibition. Over 200 paintings and three dimensional objects traced Dalí's career from early Cubist-inspired works, through his famous Surrealist phase and well into his Classic period.
Dalí: Painting and Film
The first exhibition to explore the deeply intertwined relationships of painted and "moving" pictures in the creative output of artist Salvador Dalí, an inveterate film goer, and occasional screenwriter, filmmaker and art director. The multi-media presentation contains more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios and letters, along with screenings of films in which Dalí had a hand.
Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889
Focuses on the single year of Gauguin's career in which he went into full-blown Modernism (and remained there). How do we know 1889 was *the* year? It then that Gauguin staged an avant-garde exhibition at Monsieur Volpini's Cafe des Arts for his own and a few friends' works. This exhibition contains the original show's paintings, carvings, ceramics, works on paper and zincograph prints.
Philip Guston: Works on Paper
Better known as an Abstract Expressionist painter, Philip Guston (1913-1980) once said, "It is the bareness of drawing that I like. The act of drawing is what locates, suggests, discovers." Philip Guston: Works on Paper is the first retrospective of his drawings in twenty years, and offers abundant proof that the artist put those words to practice.
Winslow Homer's Empire State
This show offers 15 of the approximately 150 works Winslow Homer created during the years 1878-79, and amply illustrates an artist's successful journey towards the subjects and techniques that suited him best.
Mentor Huebner: One Artist Show
This Internet Exhibit consists of some 12 images of paintings Mentor created during one particular decade. The image of his Self Portrait (above), painted when he was 43, was included to show his 'look' during that same decade he had created these 12 paintings. Written by Louise Huebner, Mentor's widow.
Focus: Jasper Johns
Focus: Jasper Johns was organized in part to celebrate MoMA's acquisition of the artist's 2001 print series "Untitled." Deborah Wye, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator for Prints and Illustrated Books, selected accompanying prints, drawings and paintings around recurring visual themes that Johns employs.
Jasper Johns - Gray
The first exhibition to examine the groundbreaking American artist's use of this color from his earliest works to the present day. More than 120 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings take the viewer through a multitude of shades of gray employed across an ever-evolving body of work.
This major exhibition contains more than 40 iconic Frida Kahlo paintings borrowed from over 30 private and museum collections around the globe, some of which have never before been publicly displayed.
The first major retrospective of Wassily Kandinsky's work to be shown in over two decades. Nearly 100 of his most important canvases from 1907 to 1942 are on display, organized chronologically into the artist's training, Blaue Reiter Group, traveling, Bauhaus and Parisian periods. The venues are supplementing the exhibition at each stop with unique archival holdings including works on paper, manu…
Annie Leibovitz: American Music
Her latest traveling exhibition, "Annie Leibovitz: American Music" showcases 70 color and black-and-white portraits of American musicians in intimate settings. It includes Leibovitz's recent work in addition to several classic images from the late 1970s and 1980s. "American Music" is organized by Experience Music Project, Seattle and all works are courtesy of Annie Leibovitz.
Leonardo da Vinci - The Paintings
A chronological survey of Leonardo da Vinci's work as a painter, from his earliest 1470s efforts as an apprentice in Verrocchio's workshop, to his final painted piece, St. John the Baptist (1513-16).
When David Levine passed away in December of 2009, he was rightfully best-known for his thousands of pen and ink caricatures.
Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered
This retrospective exhibition at long last attempts to give the artist his due. Lievens, a child prodigy whose career began before that of his fellow Leidener, pupil of Pieter Lastman and competitor/friend Rembrandt, has long been eclipsed in the annals of art history by the latter. While the reasons for this discrepancy are both fairly unclear and clearly unfair, the works presented go a long way towards re-establishing the reputation Lievens enjoyed during his lifetime.
Whitfield Lovell: All Things in Time
This image gallery accompanies the exhibition review "Whitfiled Lovell: An American Ingres on the Hudson" by Beth Gersh-Nesic.
Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937
Covers one crucial decade from the Spanish painter's career, beginning with his oft-quoted 1927 statement, "I want to assassinate painting." To achieve this goal, Miró would de- and reconstruct his working methods time and time again. He created 12 distinct series during this 10-year period, all of which are amply illustrated in the exhibition.
Art Nouveau fans worldwide know, love and can't live without the works of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). However, there was much more to Mucha's output than his fabulous Parisian theater posters and advertisements. This exhibition offers a retrospective look at the artist's career through some 250 of his paintings, drawings, pastels, lithographs, book illustrations, tapestries and works.
Pinturicchio in Umbria
This special exhibition focuses on the work of Early Renaissance painter Bernardino di Betto (ca. 1452-1513) who went by the name Pinturicchio and trained in his native Perugia. Though often overshadowed today by his contemporaries Perugino and Raphael, Pinturicchio was immensely successful in his time for his numerous frescoes and occasional easel paintings.
Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape
This focus exhibition concentrates on one decade of Camille Pissarro's (French, 1830-1903) painting career, the years 1864 to 1874. The nearly-50 paintings in the exhibition are arranged chronologically, allowing us to travel with the artist from the Barbizon School to the first Impressionist exhibition -- quite literally from shadows to light.
Raphael at the Met: The Colonna Altarpiece
Raphael at the Met: The Colonna Altarpiece, exclusively at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, reunites the seven panels of the Italian High Renaissance artist's masterwork for the first time since their dispersal in the Seventeenth Century. All seven works by Raphael (Raffaelo Sanzio or Santi, 1483-1520) are available for viewing within this picture gallery.
Robert Rauschenberg: Combines
Robert Rauschenberg is rightly famous for his freestanding and wall-hung "combine" (mixed-media) pieces created between 1954-64. Organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, About Art History caught up with the traveling exhibition "Combines" during its stay at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Renoir Landscapes: 1865-1883
We all know and love Pierre-Auguste Renoir as a preeminent painter of people, but often overlook his landscapes. This is a mistake for, as Renoir Landscapes: 1865-1883 illustrates, the artist originally developed his superbly innovative color palette and loose brushwork in the freedom of the outdoors.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
It's evident that dismissing Norman Rockwell as "merely" an illustrator is foolish. He captured life in the United States through bad times (the Great Depression and World War II) and good (the idyllic 50s), and, with the onset of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, uncomfortable and unjust. He did this with an unsparing, albeit...
The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell
The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture asks us to re-evaluate the works of beloved "Cowboy Artist" Charlie "Kid" Russell and look for deeper meanings. Though Russell was a cowboy, he also lived with the Blackfoot Blood tribe, and a closer examination of his body of work reveals that he depicted Native Americans three times more often than he did cowboys. Consciously or otherwise, he painted and sculpted for history; he captured an indigenous way of life that, even then, was being pushed into utter obscurity.
Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780)
A representative sampling of the artist's large output of small-scale drawings and paintings that so delightfully chronicled work, life, love and entertainment as it existed in Paris during the French Enlightenment. On view at The Frick Collection, New York and the Musee du Louvre, Paris from October 30, 2007-May 26, 2008.
The artist's first major retrospective to travel outside of Scandinavia. The full exhibition features more than 120 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, spans 69 years of Helene Schjerfbeck's career and amply illustrates her transition from academic painter to founding pillar of Modernism.
Georges Seurat: The Drawings
On view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 28, 2007-January 7, 2008.
Tezuka:The Marvel of Manga
Showcasing more than 200 original artworks by Tezuka dating from the late 1940s to the late 1980s, these works of art serve to illustrate Tezuka's pioneering work in manga, creation of anime as a genre and ongoing global influence on popular culture. They also demonstrate the "god of manga's" rightful position in the annals of art history.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
The first comprehensive presentation of the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) in Sweden for forty years. The exhibition includes some 200 items including drawings, oil paintings and the posters of bohemian life in Montemarte with which Toulouse-Lautrec is so closely associated. On view at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm from February 21 to May 25, 2008.
J M W Turner
The first major US Turner retrospective in 40 years, J. M. W. Turner contained over 140 works in oils and watercolor. The paintings provided an overview of both the artist's long career and his varied interests in history, mythology, seascapes and, of course, landscapes. Here we have a sampling of all of these themes, plus one work purely from Turner's own imagination.
Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night
Focuses on the artist's passion for depicting nocturnal light because, as Vincent wrote to his brother, Theo, in April 1885, "One of the most beautiful things by the painters of this century has been the painting of DARKNESS that is still COLOR." Traveling September 21, 2008-June 7, 2009 to New York City and Amsterdam.
Van Gogh: Heartfelt Lines
Contains 50 of Vincent's oil paintings, though its focus is on the ways in which he directly transcribed his draftsmanship skills into brushwork. An additional 100 graphic works and watercolors round out the show; on view from September 5 through December 8, 2008 at the Albertina, Vienna.
The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters
The title of this exhibition says it all. Vincent van Gogh was a prolific correspondent who poured his soul into his words every bit as much as he squeezed his heart onto canvas with impasto-ed enthusiasm. The focus of "The Real Van Gogh..." are over 35 of his original letters--rarely seen due to their fragility--that reference both his works-in-progress and progress as a painter. The letters are augmented by 65 paintings and 30 drawings borrowed from lenders around the world.
Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love, and Exploration
The Frick Collection has assembled all five of Paolo Veronese's allegorical paintings held in the United States for an exhibition entitled Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love, and Exploration in Renaissance Venice. Stan Parchin here takes us on a brief tour of the five Veronese paintings on display and offers a few words of wisdom about that which each is supposed to depict.
Vlaminck, a Fauvist Instinct
This exhibition concentrated on the years 1900 to 1915 in the much longer career of French painter, printmaker and writer Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958). From the turn of the century to the beginning of World War I, Vlaminck's work progressed from Post-Impressionist influences, through Fauvism and into a form of colorful Expressionism that would aid the Cubists and foretell Abstract art.
Picasso - Guitars 1912-1914
Thoroughly chronicles Picasso's Guitar series (1912-14), which most art historians mark as the turning point between Analytic Cubism and Synthetic Cubism.
Witness || Downtown Rising
Painter Todd Stone's "Witness || Downtown Rising" series is the result of 10 years' effort that began on September 11, 2001, as he watched the World Trade Center towers burn and collapse from his Tribeca window. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Stone put his work on display at his temporary studio space on the 48th floor of the...
de Kooning: A Retrospective
A fascinating overview of how Willem de Kooning evolved artistically from a classically trained Dutch teenager, to a progressive artist in the New York City neighborhood of Greenwich Village, to a living American legend out on Long Island. The exhibition includes more than 200 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from public and private...
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan
Contained more than 60 paintings and drawings by the Master, along with paintings by his pupils and collaborators. Almost all of Leonardo's surviving Milanese works were reunited --including two that have never been in the same room before: the National Gallery's The Virgin of the Rocks (ca. 1491/2-99 and 1506-08) and the Louvre's The Virgin of...