HIGH-PRICED PIN-UPS: Back in July, we told you about the start of Heritage Auction Galleries’ massive auction of Charles Martignette’s collection of illustrations. The first day’s haul – $3.1 million – set a one-day record for illustration art, and as a story on dallasnews.com finds, there is still big interest in the collection as the [...]
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… his short, The Death of Pentheus — included in the current exhibition, Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons — has just been included in the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival. It’ll be screened there in September, part of the “new trends in cinema” section. Trust us — the Kimbell exhibition is amazing. In fact, [...]
Philip Haas’ new exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum — Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons — is a jaw-dropper and an eye-dazzler. Five period paintings — from a Chinese scroll and a Baroque ceiling to James Ensor’s macabre skeletons — become three-dimensional and hi-def digital. This is cinema and theater, painting and puppetry. All this, and the exhibition is free. Jerome Weeks reviews — with video clips.
Philip Haas, the director of the Oscar-nominated film, Angels & Insects, approached the Kimbell Art Museum about adapting five paintings into elaborate film installations in which the paintings “come to life.” The astonishing results have taken over the entire museum: We walk into a room-sized skull to view painter James Ensor’s life or immerse ourselves in a Baroque hall of living gods. Jerome Weeks talks to Haas about taking that trip from 2-D to 3-D.
I’m 18. Most of the art I appreciate is made by something with a rechargeable battery. It’s not that I’m superficial, it’s just that art older than my grandparents tends to bore me. It seems disconnected from our time, unhelpful to a girl seeking answers to her 21st Century questions. But as a recent high [...]
The image is of St. Anthony being tormented by eight flying demons. The painting is on a wooden panel, 18 inches tall. And Michelangelo Buonarotti completed it in 1487-88, when he was 12 or 13 years old. It’s the earliest known work by the Italian Renaissance master.
What does the future hold for the Kimbell Art Museum? Eric McCauley Lee, the museum’s newly appointed director, talks about his plans and about evolving Fort Worth Museum District on this episode of Think.
The Kimbell’s major new exhibition, Art & Love in Renaissance Italy, is not just a display of classic artworks. It aims to locate that art in the households, the bridal suites, even the belief systems of 15th-16th century Italians. Jerome Weeks reviews.
Culturegrrl, the ArtsJournal blogger, catches Eric Lee, the Kimbell’s recently appointed director, in a leeetle discrepancy. But she forgives him.
Frederic Edwin Church, “Scene on the Magdalene,” 1854 Eric Lee talks to CultureGrrl, and mostly confirms what we know: He thinks Renzo Piano is swell but wants to be careful with the new addition to the Kimbell. He loves architect Louis Kahn’s work (“Louis Kahn did so much to shape my views of architecture and [...]