March 6, 2019

Nobody Gives A Shit, Caitlin McCormack, photo by @thatchinesekid String Theory Caitlin McCormack at Paradigm Gallery + Studio See You All in There by DoN Cotton string is a common material found in most homes; string is a flexible structure made from fibers twisted from multiple strands which are then twisted together into a multi-functional tool. […]

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September 18, 2018

Arnie Segal, sculpture Social Practice Art Social Practice Art is a movement in contemporary art that has been embraced by the Philadelphia art community as a way to communicate with an audience in a unique language of visual constructs, memes, semiotics and activism. Each of these components are the plastic elements of Social Practice Art, […]

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August 23, 2018

Art in the Age of Van Gogh The King of Prussia Mall was empty of shoppers on Thursday morning, quiet at opening time, the corridors of the iconic indoor shopping center are being refurbished, high-end logos on fancy facades line the cement paths that connect the big brand luxury stores, the scraped paint, plastic sheeting, […]

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July 10, 2018

Rosalind Bloom, White Faces, collage and text Look At Us Artworks by Da Vinci Art Alliance members: – Rosalind Bloom: collage, transfer print and mixed media installation – Sarah R. Bloom: photography and mixed media – Colleen Gahrmann: ceramics, sculpture, mixed media and photographic installations – Charlotte Schatz: drawings, prints and sculpture Artist Reception: Sunday July 22nd, from […]

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June 23, 2018

Margaret Gave me a Rainbow, 2:30pm 21 November, 1971, 1971, by Keith Smith, American, b. 1938. Collage of 3-M Color-in-Color photocopy transferred to buff-colored manila paper, gold star, multicolored thread, gelatin silver print, and rayon braid and tassels, hand and machine stitched to green plain weave cotton with gold rayon faille backing. Courtesy of Bruce […]

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Renoir Reconsidered

April 28, 2018

Two Young Girls, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 25 13/16 inches, 1892, Philadelphia Museum of Art Renoir Reconsidered: Plastic Analysis by DoN Brewer Two Young Girls is a vertical oil painting composed of a matrix of radiating lines, curving structural segments, twisted, intertwining, interlocking shapes, multicolorful compartmentalized color, and shimmering, glowing light […]

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Why Renoir?

April 5, 2018

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Landscape (Paysage), c. 1917. Oil on canvas, 10 7/8 x 16 in. Why Renoir?   Why Renoir? A Conversation with William M. Perthes, Director of Adult Education Barnes-de Mazia Education and Outreach Program, The Barnes Foundation When: Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm Where: The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, Avenue of the […]

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Blasco de Grañén

December 18, 2017

Blasco de Grañén, Saint Catherine of Siena before Pope Gregory XI, A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430 by DoN Brewer Part three of A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430 stops at The Barnes Foundation at 20th and the Parkway, Blasco de Grañén, Saint Catherine of Siena before Pope Gregory XI, 1422–1459. Tempera with […]

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Jan van Eyck

December 18, 2017

Jan van Eyck, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata,1430‑1432 A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in 1430 by DoN Brewer The second stop on our art tour of Philly in the Late Middle Ages is also at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jan van Eyck, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata,1430‑1432. The Old Masters Now exhibition at […]

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Robert Campin

December 16, 2017

Robert Campin, Christ and the Virgin, c. 1430‑1435 A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430 The first stop on our tour of artwork from 1430 is Robert Campin, Christ and the Virgin, c. 1430‑1435 at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Old Masters Now selections from the Johnson Collection. Link to A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430. […]

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