Pinning this on my “future palace” board. ➡️➡️ Absolutely beautiful ceilings and a ton of cool art. The bust is of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj, the strong-willed widow-matriarch of the Pamphiljs for a time and sister-in-law to Pope Innocent X. Her son, Camilo Pamphilj married Olimpia Aldobrandini, the young, sole heiress to the Aldobrandini family fortune (and widow of a Borghese), including art and property, which provided the start of this collection, now museum, located in the family palace where descendants still reside. #doriapamphilj#gallery#museum#art#artmuseum#rome#italy#culture
We take a walk into our Contemporary Art gallery for tonight’s #5WomenArtists: Elizabeth Murray's "Art Part" features a green hand grasping a white and reddish paintbrush with a trailing brushstroke. The hand and brush are symbols for the artist and convey layers of art historical and autobiographical significance. In the 1970s and early 1980s many younger artists chose to work in sculpture, film, video and performance art. Murray's decision to paint recognizable images upset the art world’s practices. When she spoke about one of her earlier paintings, Murray stated, "out of shattered pieces, I believed I could make a whole. This applied to my art and my life." #WomensHistoryMonth#womeninart#womenartists#NelsonAtkins#artmuseum
“The new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is a jewel box that contains treasures from creative minds. Art broadens our perspective, our frame of reference – we hope this building will do that, too.” – Jim Olson, Design Principal. The new @jschnitzerff@wsuartmuseum opens April 6 in Pullman, WA!
‘Broken Full Circle’
Fluorescent Lights & Glass
#DanFlavin (April 1, 1933 – November 29, 1996) was an American minimalist artist famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially available fluorescent light fixtures.
A visitor takes in Degas's 'Preparation for the Class', as part of our free exhibition in the Ground Floor Galleries, 'Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell'. Have you visited yet? Enjoy a rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, on until 7 May.
In this large pastel, eight young ballet dancers prepare for a rehearsal, an audition or a dance exam. Degas delights in playing with the varied postures and gestures of the dancers as they adjust slippers or straps, or practise at the barre, and so he leads our eye around and through the room. There is a
wonderful sense of rhythm and movement. Light floods in from a large window, enlivening the costumes of the dancers, and highlighting the pink flesh tones of arms, legs, shoulders and necks.
Photo by #nationalgallery photographer Maria Conroy.
Since its construction in 1975, Gallery A has provided additional space for the display of paintings and it offers the public a chance to explore a selection of paintings from across the Gallery's collection in a single space. The paintings, dating from the 13th to the early 20th centuries, are hung in broadly chronological order; by its compact character the display emphasises the range and variety of the collection as a whole.
Seen to the right of this image is 'The Billet-Doux', a studio replica of a design often repeated, with minor variations. It shows the arrival or dispatch of a love letter (French: billet doux) carried by a dove. The principal figure, barefoot on the right, has a basket of flowers, symbols of Venus, the goddess of love.
This picture, which is dated 1754, can be seen as a demonstration of the popularity of the original, following its exhibition in the Salon of 1753. The original is probably a picture, dated 1750 and painted for Madame de Pompadour.
Photo by Ellie in the #nationalgallery social media team.