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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1430

December 16, 2017

Christ and the Virgin, c. 1430‑1435. Robert Campin, also called the Master of Flémalle, Netherlandish (active Tournai). Oil and gold on panel, 11 1/4 x 17 15/16 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection, 1917. A Guided Tour of Philadelphia in the Year 1430 by DoN Brewer Of course, Philadelphia didn’t exist in […]

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Byzantine

November 22, 2017

Hugh Mesibov, Byzantine Figure, The Barnes Foundation https://collection.barnesfoundation.org/objects/6896/details Hugh Mesibov (American, born 1916) Byzantine Figure, 1945-1946, oil pastel over black ink on cardstock mounted to multi-ply paperboard (14 x 11 in.) The Barnes Foundation (Gallery 22, east wall) Since September I have been studying The Traditions of Art at The Barnes Foundation with the senior […]

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Garrity

August 31, 2017

Bruce Garrity, Recent Work A large painting, 70″ x 58″, oil on canvas, this artwork was displayed along two similar sized paintings at 3rd Street Gallery as part of Bruce Garrity‘s presentation of his recent paintings this past June. The horizontal composition is constructed of high key, lush, complementary swaths of color, climbing, sinuous fields of marks, patches, […]

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Synesthesia

May 9, 2017

Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge, 1879, Philadelphia Museum of Art Mary Cassatt’s Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge: Creative Distortion and Audio Synesthesia in a Painted Portrait DoN Brewer Spring 2017 The Elements of Art, The Barnes Foundation William M. Perthes, Senior Instructor Woman with a Pearl Necklace […]

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Dooms Day

February 9, 2017

Alex Mosoeanu, Moment of Inspiration, metallic Sumi-e ink, metallic markers and colored pencils on drawing paper, 2016 Dooms Day, Group Art Show, Plays and Players Art Gallery Interview with Dooms Day curator Alex Mosoeanu: “We’re in the Plays and Players Theater in the lower lobby are in the Plays and Players Art Gallery. We are having […]

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Identities

January 20, 2017

Eppchez! Abstract Packer #1 Eye Bulge #2 Big Queer Ice Cream #3 Pocket Rocket, foam and fabric, 1st Prize, How Do I Look? How do I Look? Shifting Representations of Queer Identities, Da Vinci Art Alliance by DoN Brewer Queer is a difficult word for me to use as a signifier; when I was a […]

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