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Posts Tagged Painting, page 1

  1. 18 Dec
    Thu / 2014
    "Annunciation to the Shepherds," the colorful painting by Dutch Calvinist Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638) in the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, is one of the largest representations of the subject. The dramatic work—nearly six feet high and more than four feet wide—is on view in the Audrey Jones Beck Building.

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  2. 14 Nov
    Thu / 2013
    One of the centerpieces of "American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World" is "Watson and the Shark," the sensational painting that earned artist John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) election to the Royal Academy of Art in London.

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  3. 09 Apr
    Tue / 2013
    In several of the paintings in "Picasso Black and White," Pablo Picasso characteristically leaves visible traces of earlier sketches on his canvas. The visible underdrawing and erasures are known as "pentimenti."

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  4. 23 Oct
    Tue / 2012
    If you went blind tomorrow, would you still visit the art museum? If you couldn’t see art, would you still be able to have a positive art experience? The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, develops programming for the visually impaired as a part of Art Beyond Sight, an initiative started by Art Education for the Blind.

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  5. 30 Aug
    Thu / 2012
    Kitty Fisher may have been the most scrutinized beauty featured in the magnificent Kenwood House portraits. She maintained a regular spot in the social spotlight thanks to her well-known affairs with wealthy men. Artists were no exception, and Sir Joshua Reynolds was one of her greatest admirers. . . .

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