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“The Telescope”, 1963, René Magritte.racconto della giornata
Paul Klee - The Bounds of the Intellect (1927)
Nostalgia por Hoda Rostami
Peter Hujar (American, 1934-1987), Nude Self-Portrait, #3, 1966. Gelatin silver print, 41.3 x 34.3 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Now on view in “The Surrealists: Works from the Collection,” this assemblage by Man Ray combines a metronome with a photograph of a seductive but watchful eye. Spurred on by its incessant ticking, Man Ray smashed the original version of the sculpture with a hammer. What do you make of this? #TheSurrealists
“Indestructible Object,” 1965 (replica of destroyed 1923 original), by Man Ray © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
The term “surrealism” was invented in 1917 by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire, portrayed in this painting by Philadelphia artist Thomas Chimes. Learn more about Surrealism and the many artists associated with or influenced by it in “The Surrealists: Works from the Collection”
“Guillaume Apollinaire,” 1974, by Thomas Chimes
Share this if you’re dreaming of summer days! In the meantime, here’s some warm weather eye candy by Marcel Duchamp. (Hot tip: the artist painted this work when he was only fifteen years old!)
”Garden and Chapel at Blainville,” 1902, by Marcel Duchamp. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
Happy birthday to Francis Picabia (1879–1953)! In “Dances at the Spring,” this French-Cuban artist transformed colorful festival dancing into angular planes, creating a kaleidoscope effect. Think you could master these moves? See more of Picabia’s work.
”Dances at the Spring," 1912, by Francis Picabia © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
You may already know that this sculpture of Diana once served as a weathervane for the second Madison Square Garden building in New York City. But did you know it was the highest point in the city at the time? Find out the fascinating story behind Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Diana during our Spotlight gallery conversations this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 a.m.
”Diana,” 1892-93, Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Model Dorothy Smart wearing a black velvet hat by Madame Agnès, 1926. Photo by Edward Steichen.
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