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The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and has the largest collection of art in Central Texas.

inneroptics:

Basket - Gertrude Stein’s Dog
Paris 1921 - man ray

We have a Picasso work on view in In the Company of Cats and Dogs that depicts a yarn doll replica of Basket! Albeit a much smaller version:

inneroptics:

Basket - Gertrude Stein’s Dog
Paris 1921 - man ray

We have a Picasso work on view in In the Company of Cats and Dogs that depicts a yarn doll replica of Basket! Albeit a much smaller version:

(via generic-art)

nycartscene:

Fall 2014 Editor’s Pick
Opens today, Sept 4, 1-6p:

Made for Whites by Whites” and “Rescue
 Nick Cave
 
Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W20th St., NYC
Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 W24th St., NYC

On view at 524 West 24th Street will be Cave’s body of work Rescue. The series comprises sculptures that incorporate found ceramic dogs sitting on furniture within elaborate grottos or dreamlike dens. Dogs have historically been associated with loyalty, class, breed, commitment, and protection. In the Rescues, Cave focuses on a single canine that has quite literally been rescued from destruction, very much like an adopted pet. These dogs become the benevolent guardians of their self-contained worlds, focusing the spotlight on the forgotten and discarded. Many of the works included in Made for Whites by Whites, on view at 513 West 20th Street, have formal similarities to the Rescues in that central found objects are presented within elaborate armatures built up with items from Cave’s familiar lexicon of ceramic birds and flowers, porcelain fruit, and copies of Capodimonte. However, the content is quite different. In Made for Whites by Whites, racially charged historical objects anchor the works such as the stereotypical representation of a black man with dark skin, big red lips, and white eyes in Untitled, 2014, or the Golliwog costumed mannequin in King of the Hill, 2014. These were once commonplace caricatures that infantilized and dehumanized the African American population. This project began when Cave found a container at a flea market shaped like the head of a black man and labeled ‘Spittoon.’ - thru Oct 11

Happy Birthday to Romare Bearden, born today in 1911!
Sharp, black outlines and geometric flashes of color punctuate a stark white background in Romare Bearden’s Some Drink! Some Drink!.  One of his early ventures away from representational social realist painting to abstraction, Bearden uses ambiguous shapes, forming a whirl of color, line, and figures. 
The subject, one of a series of paintings by Bearden, comes from the stories of French writer François Rabelais.  During this period of his career, Bearden frequently drew inspiration from such diverse sources as the Bible, literature, Old Master painting, and cubism.  Bearden’s early works were realistically painted urban scenes, but after World War II, he began experimenting with abstraction.  The shift from realism to abstraction was natural for Bearden who emphasized the creative process and energy of art more than realism as a means to express his ideas.
Romare Bearden, Some Drink! Some Drink!, 1946, oil on masonite, Michener Acquisitions Fund, 1969.

Happy Birthday to Romare Bearden, born today in 1911!

Sharp, black outlines and geometric flashes of color punctuate a stark white background in Romare Bearden’s Some Drink! Some Drink!.  One of his early ventures away from representational social realist painting to abstraction, Bearden uses ambiguous shapes, forming a whirl of color, line, and figures. 

The subject, one of a series of paintings by Bearden, comes from the stories of French writer François Rabelais.  During this period of his career, Bearden frequently drew inspiration from such diverse sources as the Bible, literature, Old Master painting, and cubism.  Bearden’s early works were realistically painted urban scenes, but after World War II, he began experimenting with abstraction.  The shift from realism to abstraction was natural for Bearden who emphasized the creative process and energy of art more than realism as a means to express his ideas.

Romare Bearden, Some Drink! Some Drink!, 1946, oil on masonite, Michener Acquisitions Fund, 1969.