Saturday, September 20, 2008

Giorgio Morandi

An overview of this artist's work just opened at the Met. It is terrific. I was unaware he was so influenced by Cezanne, although his admiration for Chardin is totally apparent. Unlike the Turner show of a while back, this one wasn't thronged with viewers, although it is as much of a rarity. In fact, there were sparse folks there the day I went; mostly older, mostly in pairs. After a while, I felt like I could almost see a similarity between the rumpled profiles of these art lovers and the carefully grouped still life elements of the great Morandi paintings.

preColumbian ceramics from Met Museum

Please excuse my lack of detail concerning dates and places where these were made. I think they are just amazing!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Slip Decoration

More stuff from MFA Boston

Greek Terracotta

Figurines from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston