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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    1927 and heir to the world s most successful brewery the collection was shaped by the tastes of the Belle Epoque Europe s equivalent to America s Gilded Age and reveal the earl s taste for the portraiture landscape and seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish works that could typically be found in English aristocratic collections The publication includes an illustrated checklist of the works in the exhibition and texts by

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/publications/details/TreasuresofKenwood.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    academic exercise François Boucher was one of the few artists who continuously drew for his own edification He was also one of the first artists to cultivate important collectors for his works on paper exploiting the developing taste in Europe and elsewhere for drawings as autonomous works of art Throughout his life he remained committed to drawing as a vital element in the process of painting as studies both for

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    and innovative printmaker with wide ranging interests Matisse as Printmaker is profusely illustrated with examples of every type of printmaking he used etchings monotypes aquatints lithographs linocuts in black and white and two color prints The catalogue catalogue contains an essay by Guest Curator Jay McKean Fisher that considers the role of printmaking within Matisse s body of work Also included is a reprint of the seminal essay from Matisse

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  • Met Islamic tour
    Arab Lands Turkey Iran Central Asia and Later South Asia The museum s famed collection of Islamic art considered the finest in North America includes more than 12 000 objects dating from the seventh through the twentieth century and reflecting the cultural and geographic sweep of historic Islamic civilization which extends from Spain and Morocco in the west to South Asia and beyond in the east The galleries are scheduled

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  • 2011Spring Luncheon
    Bj Topol and Shirin von Wulffen cordially invite you to the AFA s Spring Luncheon with guest speaker Angela Westwater of Sperone Westwater Gallery A limited number of patron tickets are available on a first come first served basis Patrons will be listed in the luncheon program and invited to a private reception and tour of Sperone Westwater Gallery in advance of the luncheon Please reserve patron level tickets before

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  • ArtMatters2005
    and the environment created for it the respective roles of curators and art dealers in discovering and promoting new artists the ripple effect of major acquisitions on institutional mission and programming and deaccessioning in a difficult economic climate Speakers included museum directors curators dealers artists collectors and other prominent art world figures For a full list of speaker and topics download the conference program The American Federation of Arts gratefully

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    of the most influential figures in the art world There are no ArtTalks scheduled at this time If you would like to be added to our ArtTalks mailing list please

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    1898 Matisse transferred to the studio of another recognized symbolist painter Eugène Carrière In Paris at the turn of the century the traditional academic style of neo classicism was gradually being replaced by the socially conscious realist style and the more intuitive movements of symbolism and impressionism all of which helped shape the development of Matisse s own creative methods While under the tutelage of Bouguereau and Moreau Matisse trained by copying master works at the Louvre From Moreau he learned about the potential of art as a means of expressing personal ideas and emotions rather than as a straightforward representation of reality Influenced by the older painters Paul Cézanne 1839 1906 Paul Gauguin 1848 1903 and Vincent van Gogh 1853 1890 Matisse purchased small works by these important artists for inspiration In 1897 he completed his first important painting The Dinner Table a work that reflects his efforts to reconcile the fleeting visual character of impressionism with the geometric balance characteristic of Cézanne s work Matisse also began to study the work of the sculptor Auguste Rodin 1840 1917 and produced his own works in bronze Although he is best known as a painter and sculptor Matisse throughout his career also created hundreds of finished drawings and prints using various printmaking techniques Choosing each medium for its unique capabilities he placed no hierarchy on the mediums in which he worked During the summer of 1904 Matisse went to Saint Tropez in the south of France to visit the painter Paul Signac 1863 1935 While there he learned about the technique of pointillism making an image using small dots of complementary colors from Signac and the artist Henri Edmond Cross He also completed his well known work Luxe Calm et Volupté 1904 05 in which he uses pointillism abstract forms

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