Art Buzz September 15, 2013: Marc Chagall: Love, War, and Exile at the Jewish Museum

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Jewish Museum Focuses on Chagall’s War Years

Source: NYT, 9-12-13

At the risk of sounding like a crank: Love is the problem with “Chagall: Love, War, and Exile” at the Jewish Museum….READ MORE

Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Chagall’s “Calvary,” a 1912 oil foreshadowing his wartime Crucifixion paintings evoking the horrors of the Holocaust.

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile

September 15, 2013 – February 2, 2014

Marc Chagall, The Juggler, 1943,oil on canvas, 43 ¼ × 31 ⅛ inches. Private collection. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris./Marc Chagall, Self-Portrait with Clock, 1947, oil on canvas, 33 ⅞ × 27 ⅞ inches. Private collection. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris./Marc Chagall, Time is a River without Banks, 1930–1939, oil on canvas, 39 ¼ × 32 inches. Collection of Kathleen Kapnick, New York. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, for the first time in the U.S., explores a significant but neglected period in the artist’s career from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris and then in exile to New York. Marc Chagall (1887–1985), one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century, created his unique style by drawing on elements from richly colored folk art motifs, the Russian Christian icon tradition, Cubism, and Surrealism….READ MORE
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Art Buzz September 15, 2013: Reassured about Syria, Italy loans Israel Botticelli’s The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala

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Reassured about Syria, Italy loans Israel a Botticelli work

Botticelli's 'Annunciation'

Botticelli’s ‘Annunciation.’ Photo by Bloomberg

Italy’s culture ministry had declined to send the 15th-century “The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala” to the Israel Museum due to geopolitical and logistical considerations….READ MORE

Art Buzz September 13, 2013: Harvard Art Museums project nearing end

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Harvard Art Museums project nearing end

Source: Boston Globe, 9-13-13

The last time Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum was open, George W. Bush occupied the White House and Manny Ramirez played left field for the Red Sox….READ MORE

Art Buzz September 10, 2013: Detroit Institute of Arts: In Detroit, a Case of Selling Art and Selling Out

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In Detroit, a Case of Selling Art and Selling Out

Source: NYT, 9-10-13

Suits of armor in the Great Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

Suits of armor in the Great Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The recent suggestion that the City of Detroit, which owns the Institute of Arts’ building and collection, should sell some of the art to help cover municipal debts would be a betrayal of public trust and donors’ bequests….READ MORE

Art Buzz September 9, 2013: ‘Sunset at Montmajour’: Long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting discovered

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A van Gogh’s Trip From the Attic to the Museum

Source: NYT, 9-9-13

The work, titled “Sunset at Montmajour,” was painted in Arles in 1888. For decades, it was considered a fake and consigned to an attic….READ MORE