The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné – www.cezannecatalogue.com

The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné - www.cezannecatalogue.com

The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné – www.cezannecatalogue.com

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About the Catalogue: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, an online catalogue raisonné is the first installment of the artist’s complete works. It capitalizes on the versatility of digital technology and takes Cézanne scholarship in a new direction. The works in this catalogue are organized in five consecutive groups or themes: landscape, portrait, figure composition, still life, and bather.

Catalogue Entries include:

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Artistic Inspiration: John Marin

Shall we consider the life of a great city as confined simply to the people and animals on its streets and in its buildings? Are the buildings themselves dead? … I see great forces at work: great movements; the large buildings and the small buildings; the warring of the great and the small; influences of one mass on another greater or smaller mass…. While these powers are at work pushing, pulling, sideways, downwards, upwards, I can hear the sound of their strife and there is great music being played. And so I try to express graphically what a great city is doing.” –Mari

Artistic Inspiration: John Marin

Turner exhibition at Petworth | Art History News by Bendor Grosvenor (posted 9 Dec. 2014)

National Trust Petworth House & Park: Mr. Turner – an exhibition (10 January – 11 March 2015)

Joseph Mallord William Turner ‘The Artist and his Admirers’, 1827

(Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), The Artist and his Admirers1827. Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, 138 x 190 mm. Tate, accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856, D22764, Turner Bequest CCXLIV 102.)

Turner – an exhibition will include over 30 works of art either by or of JMW Turner:

Exhibition highlights

  • Major Turner loans in oil and watercolour Rarely seen portraits of Turner
  • A newly discovered painting by Alexander McInnes, last exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1852
  • Turner’s personal possessions, some of which have never been on public display before
  • Props and items of costume from the film, Mr. Turner

Also on view:

  • The House of Art – 20 Turner paintings that reside permanently at Petworth House, alongside countless masterpieces by other artists in five historic show rooms.
  • A short film featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage about the making of Mr. Turner at Petworth House.
  • The Artists’ Studio – This extraordinary space, used by Turner and other artist guests in the nineteenth century, hosts an exhibition of artwork by the award-winning Mr. Turner actor, Timothy Spall.

Sources:

Turner exhibition at Petworth | Art History News by Bendor Grosvenor (posted 9 Dec. 2014)

Creative Routines | R.J. Andrews @InfoWeTrust

(http://infowetrust.com/2014/03/26/creative-routines/)

The above visualization is based on data from Mason Curry’s Daily Rituals, a “a zestful survey of the working habits of ‘some of the greatest minds of the last four hundred years’…[a] judicious volume [that] brims with quotes and fascinating disclosures about the vagaries of the creative life” and explores the habits of “nearly 200 choreographers, comedians, composers, caricaturists, filmmakers, philosophers, playwrights, painters, poets, scientists, sculptors, and writers” (ALA Booklist) including the likes of Gustave Flaubert, Ludwig Van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Thomas Mann, Sigmund Freud, Immanuel Kant, Maya Angelou, John Milton, Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, W.H. Auden, Charles Darwin, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Le Corbusier and Benjamin Franklin.

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Creative Routines | R.J. Andrews @InfoWeTrust

National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India

link: http://www.museumsofindia.gov.in/

Ministry of Culture & ASI launch a digital repository for Indian museums” by Aparajita Saxena (MediaNama, 24th Oct. 2014):

The Ministry of Culture has launched a national portal for museums. Collections in all museums under its control and those under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be digitized and presented on this portal. This portal has been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) with technical help from The Art Institute of Chicago.

Currently, over 11,000 digitized artifacts from 10 museums, namely Indian Museum, Kolkata, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, National Museum, New Delhi, Allahabad Museum, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, Archaeological Museum, Nagarjunakonda, and Archaeological Museum, Goa, are on display on the portal.

Collections in other museums under the Ministry of Culture and ASI are expected to be digitized over the next 3-4 years and presented for online viewing. In 2014-15 collections at Ratnagiri Museum, Halebidu Museum, Lothal Museum, Mattancherry Palace, Cochin, Fort St. George Museum, Chennai, Bodhgaya Museum, and Sarnath Museum are to be digitized. Apparently, the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities (NMMA) has also created a database of over 2 lakh antiquities, though it’s not clear if these would be made available on the portal or not.

Website: The portal is easy to use. Users can search particular artifacts in individual museums or click on any of 10 museums displayed below and browse their collections. There is also an interesting ‘Timeline’ feature that allows users to browse through different categories of artifacts, like Miniature Painting, Sculpture, Manuscripts, Pottery, etc) across different time periods, starting with 7th Century and up to the 19th Century. It’s a great first step, but a lot more work is required for this digital repository to be really beneficial.

Google Heritage Sites: Google had partnered with the ASI to create 360-degree street view imagery of 100 prominent heritage sites on Google Maps, in October last year. These images can be viewed on Google Earth and as part of Google’s World Wonders project as well. This year in February, Google added panoramic imagery of the Taj Mahal and 29 other heritage sites on Google Maps. Later, in August it added 360-degree panoramic images of 76 more heritage sites to Google Maps.

Google Art Project: Back in 2012, Google had extended its Google Art Project to India, by partnering with the National Gallery of Modern Art and National Museum to include their artwork in the project. Google showcased 94 works of art from the National Gallery of Modern Art, and 142 pieces from the National Museum including Raja Ravi Varma’s oil paintings from the 1890s to Jamini Roy’s fusion of tribal and folk culture through this initiative.

National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India

Hopi Drawings of Kachinas (1903) | The Public Domain Review

Drawings of various Hopi kachinas (or katcinas) created mainly by a 30-year-old Hopi man named Kutcahanauu or White-Bear who was hired in 1903 by the American anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes to visually record the hundreds of different kachinas revered by the tribe. Popular in Hopi and Pueblo culture, a kachina is a spirit or personification of a thing in the real world, and can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. The local pantheon of these spirit beings varies in each community; there may be kachinas for the sun, stars, thunderstorms, wind, corn, insects, and many other concepts. They are understood as having humanlike relationships; they may have uncles, sisters, and grandmothers, and may marry and have children. Although not worshipped, each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use his particular power for human good, for example, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or protection.

Hopi Drawings of Kachinas (1903) | The Public Domain Review

Open Culture – The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web

Founded in 2006 by Dan Coleman (also  Director & Associate Dean of Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program) Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Major collections include:

And, of course, my favorite resource collection – Free Art & Images:

Open Culture – The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web

Jack Tworkov: A site dedicated to the life and work of American painter Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) was a founding member of the New York School and is regarded as one of the great artists, along with Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Jackson Pollock, and Franz Kline, whose gestural paintings of the 1950s formed the basis for the abstract expressionist movement in America. This site highlights the Tworkov’s historic presence and significant contribution to American Art of the Twentieth Century and includes the catalogue raisonné project of works on canvas by Jack Tworkov currently being compiled by curator and archivist Jason Andrew. 

Jack Tworkov: The Works on Canvas – A Catalogue Raisonne Project

Portrait of Doug Roach, 1930 (estate no. 00B). Oil on canvas, 11 ¼ x 9 in. (28.6 x 22.9 cm). Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York. © Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov.

Untitled (Street Scene: Downtown New York), c.1930  (estate no. 870). Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Private collection, Highland Park, IL. Photo: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.

Old Man at the Machine (Portrait of the Artist’s Father), 1931 (estate no. 00L). Oil on canvas, 24 x 34 in. (61 x 86.4 cm). Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York. © Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov.

View of Bay, Provincetown, 1931  (estate no. 001A). Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 30 3/16 in. (51.1 x 76.7 cm). Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York. © Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov.

The Card Player, 1938  (estate no. 007A). Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm). Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York. © Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov.

Untitled (Woman reading), c.1941  (estate no. 010). Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 15 in. (46 x 38.1 cm). Private collection, courtesy Patti Gilford Fine Arts. Photo: Courtesy Valerie Carberry Gallery.

Still Life, 1945  (estate no. 826). Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 in. (61 x 81.3 cm). Collection of the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana (1979.012). Photo: Courtesy Yellowstone Art Museum.

Geneva, 1948  (estate no. 016). Oil on canvas, 30 x 27 in. (76.2 x 68.6 cm). Labels verso: University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin,TX ; Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, 1964. Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York. © Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov.

Old Man, 1948  (estate no. 791). Oil on canvas, 29 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. (75.6 x 60.3 cm). Collection of the American University Museum, Katzen Center, Washington, D.C. (1950.4). Photo: Courtesy American University Museum, Katzen Center, Washington, D.C.; photo: Greg Staley.

Untitled (Red Nude), 1948  (estate no. 00E). Oil on masonite, 20 x 12 in. (50.8 x 30.5 cm). Private collection, Munich, Germany.

          

Athene, 1949  (estate no. 636). Oil on canvas, 80 x 37 in. (203.2 x 94 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection. Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman (2006.32.62). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

House of the Sun Variation, 1952  (estate no. 577). Oil on canvas,39 x 35 in. (99 x 89 cm). Labels verso: Andre Emmerich Gallery; Wayne Andersen Gallery. Private collection, New York.

OC #54, 1958  (estate no. 031). Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm). Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York. © Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov.

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The contents of this site, including all images and text, are for educational and non-commercial use only and are the sole property of the Estate of Jack Tworkov. The contents of this site may not be reproduced in any form without the written request and permission granted by the Estate of Jack Tworkov. Reproduction rights for all possible uses by third parties must be cleared in writing with the Estate’s copyright representative, VAGA (Visual Arts and Galleries Association)© Copyright 2014 Estate of Jack Tworkov. All Rights Reserved.

Jack Tworkov: A site dedicated to the life and work of American painter Jack Tworkov

Edvard Munch: Beyond The Scream by Arthur Lubow (March 2006) | Smithsonian Magazine

Edvard Munch, Ashes, 1894. Oil on canvas, 120.5 x 141 cm, The National Gallery, Oslo. (National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design/National Gallery, Oslo. © 2006 Munch Museum/Munch-Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society, New York).

Edvard Munch: Beyond The Scream by Arthur Lubow (March 2006) | Smithsonian Magazine