Monday, May 28, 2012

NYC: PARIS in NYC, a few strokes of the brush

For this week, I’m going to recommend you 3 different exhibitions in relation with French art; that is because next Wednesday I’m travelling to Paris to spend a few days! So I have taken this opportunity to become absorbed in their art at the MET, Botanic Garden or Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Esta semana os voy a recomendar  tres exposiciones relacionadas con el arte francés, y es que ¡el próximo miércoles iré a pasar unos dias a la capital francesa! Así que he aprovechado para sumergirme en su arte en el MET, el Botánico de NY o el Museo de Arte de Brooklyn.

The first one is the Steins collect exhibition; they were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. You can visit it in the Metropolitan Museum of Art until June 3rd.

This exhibition unites some two hundred works of art to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins' patronage had on the artists of their day and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art. The Steins' Saturday evening salons introduced a generation of visitors to recent developments in art, particularly the work of their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, long before it was on view in museums.

Beginning with the art that Leo Stein collected when he arrived in Paris in the very beginning of XX (Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet, and Renoir) the exhibition traces the evolution of the Steins' relationships between the family and their artist friends.