Tag Archives: Picasso

1913: The Year of Modernism

One hundred years ago, the U.S. Post Office sent its first parcel post, Kafka stopped working on “Amerika,” Jim Thorpe relinquished his 1912 Olympics medical, Grand Central Terminal opened, the National Institute for Arts and Letters was founded, the first … Continue reading

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Dr. Barnes, Be Happy

It’s been a long time since I visited the Barnes in Merion, Pa., but I definitely experienced a déjà vu upon entering the galleries of the Foundation’s new $150 million re-creation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Jewel of Pennsylvania

As the Barnes Foundation gears up for its 2012 move from Merion Township to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, I remember a trip I took there a few years ago: a last chance to view the collection in its … Continue reading

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Melancholy Woman

In her new book of poems, Reviewing the Skull (WordTech Editions), Judy Rowe Michaels has written the following “To Picasso’s Melancholy Woman“: I want to sink into the deep-blue shadow that falls across your cheek as you turn away from … Continue reading

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Artists on the Big Screen

This summer, the Princeton Public Library,65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, will screen a series of films about artists: Beautiful Losers will screen July 1 (you can read my story about that film in TIMEOFF this week); June 29, Surviving Picasso (Merchant/Ivory); … Continue reading

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Only 13 days left…

to see Cézanne and Beyond at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! (Pictured at left is Matisse’s Bathers — this exhibit is all about the other artists who were inspired by Cezanne.) PAUL Cézanne was like the Marilyn Monroe of his … Continue reading

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Pinot to Picasso

Marie Sturken is everywhere these days! In addition to recent exhibits at the Monmouth Museum and Ellarslie, she’s currently in an exhibit at Toad Hall (Kimono Mania, through July 5), and in The Hand of Nature at the D&R Greenway. … Continue reading

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Art Show Today

Attending the Art Dealers Association of American 21st annual art show to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, I was most struck by two things: 1. The absolute magnificence and beauty of the Park Avenue Armory itself, and 2. The children’s … Continue reading

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