ART 4. Encountering Maillol. 6.5.16. REAL final copy DSCN2675Click on URL to link to entry.

Art Reviews:  Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, February 14–May 10, 2016. Art Institute of Chicago. The three versions of the Dutch artist’s bedroom in Arles.  Picasso and Chicago, February 20-May 12, 2013. Art Institute of Chicago. 250 Picassos. Photographs.

Artists: Humanist portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497-1543) during his first visit to England, 1526 to 1528. Portraits of John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). Complete signed and documented paintings by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (British, 1561-1636), court painter in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. 17 early paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds (English, 1723-1792).

Art History: Joan of Arc in art and literature. Artistic practice in the 1890’s and the complete mass-produced commercial color posters in Paris of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). First two series of tapestry cartoons for the princes of Asturias in Madrid in 1775 to 1778 by Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828). PART 1 Savagery in Civilization: Paul Gauguin and his Tahiti-inspired Graphic Work in Paris, 1893-95. Between Paul Gauguin’s journeys to Tahiti.  PART 2 SavageryPaul Gauguin’s monotype Tahitians Fishing (1893/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago. PART 3 SavageryPaul Gauguin’s monotype Tahitian Landscape (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago. PART 4 Savagery... Paul Gauguin’s woodcut Tahitian Idol-The Goddess Hina (1894/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago.  PART 5 SavageryPaul Gauguin’s woodcut Oviri (Savage) (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago’s internationally hailed “Titian” is really done by an imitator. A case history. French cartoonist and Nazi collaborator Chaval (1915-1968) in a  2008 exhibition at a major art museum in France. A case study in politics and art.  PART 1 Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894): The Floor Scrapers at the second Impressionist exhibition in 1876.  PART 2 Gustave Caillebotte: a “glorious” third Impressionist exhibition (1877) in Paris.  PART 3 Gustave Caillebotte: art-world politics in the 1880’s fractures the Impressionist group.  PART 4 Gustave Caillebotte: The Impressionist seventh exhibition (1882) organized by Caillebotte and art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). PART 5 Gustave Caillebotte: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Martial Caillebotte ((1853-1910) advocate for Gustave Caillebotte’s bequest. Old Masters and modern art at Advent 2015.