If you could add one thing to this still life, what would it be?
Benjamin Benno, "Still Life with Peeled Orange, Wine & Knife," 1935, pochoir
In 1920, Joan Miró left his native Catalonia for Paris. Though deeply attached to his home, he soon declared himself an "International Catalan," suggesting a new connection to the international, avant-garde artistic community in Paris. In 1921-22, he painted "The Farm," commenting that this work "attempts to summarize the world around me... The farm was a resumé of my entire life. I wanted to put everything I loved about [Catalonia] into that canvas—from a huge tree to a tiny little snail." While it depicts his family's farm in in the village of Montroig, it also includes his new international interests. Can you spot any details to show Miró's blended background?
Learn more about Joan Miró and his work "The Farm" tomorrow, Thursday, November 9 during Evenings at the Edge. This month, we're featuring short pop-up talks on the idea of artistic exchange. nga.gov/evenings
Anne Truitt's vision and work are symbols of modern life inspirations. ✨
In an almost feminist-like approach, she took a stance against what people during the 60s and 70s expected art to look like, including what it was supposed to visually represent.
Some of the soft pastel hues you see here, described as "stereotypically gendered as feminine," express her rejection of more conservative colors being used by her Minimalist peers during the 70s. "What is important to me is not geometrical shape per se, or color per se, but to make a relationship between shape and color which feels to me like my experience. To make what feels to me like reality," she said.
A quote that reminds us of the importance of individuality, instinct, and doing what we think is right, instead of simply following what everyone else may be doing.
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The large, magnified representations of flowers that Georgia O’Keeffe embarked upon in the 1920s became her most famous subjects. In her youth, O’Keeffe had been particularly fascinated by the jack-in-the-pulpit. In 1930, she executed a series of 6 paintings of the common North American herbaceous flowering plant at Lake George in New York. In "Jack-in-Pulpit - No. 2," the plant is set against a pale mauve background, and all four corners of the composition are occupied by green foliage. What strikes you about this color combination? #artdetail#nationalgalleryofart#georgiaokeeffe#jackinthepulpit
Woman writing a Letter,Gerard der Borch, Dutch (1617-1681) oil on panel, from The Hague at The National Gallery of Art show “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”. We will wait a long time before we see these paintings together on our doorstep again. A beautiful exhibit worth seeing more than once.#nationalgalleryofart#thehague#dutchgenrepaintings