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sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

Art in New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art or the MET is the most famous museum in New York City and one of the most famous in the world. You can spend an entire day looking at the paintings, sculptures and more.
The Museum of Modern Art or the MoMA offers the finest collection of late 19-20th century art.
The Guggenheim Museum is in itself a building that steals the show. You can find in the permanent collection post-impressionist masterpieces.
The Frick Collection is housed in the former mansion of Henry Clay Frick, a millionaire who spent millions on a superb collection of works. If you go to New York this museum must be on the top list of places to visit.

Famous American Painters

Copley, Mrs. Joshua Henshaw II

John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) is best known for his portraits of important people in colonial America.
Stuart, Washington
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) is best known for painting George Washington portrait.

França, The Churchill Children
Manuel Joachim de França (1808-1865) is best known for being the St Louis (Missouri) most fashionable portrait painter.
Homer, summer night
Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is best known for his marine subjects
Whistler, Whistler´s mother
James Mcneill Whistler (1834-1903) is best known for his respected and sometimes parodied work “Whistler´s mother”.
Cassatt, Mother and Child
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is best known for being the only American artist member of the Impressionist group in Paris.She painted mainly mothers and children.
Sargent, Madame X
 John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for being the leading portrait painter of his generation.
Remington, The Scout, Friends or Foes
Frederic S. Remington (1861-1909) is best known for his depictions of the Old American West.
 Hopper, The Lighthouse at Two Lights
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is best known for painting scenes of New England evoking isolation.
O´Keeffe, Calla Lilies with Red Anemone
Georgia O´keeffe (1887-1986) is best known for revolutionizing the tradition of flower painting.
Davis, Hot Still- Scape for Six Colors
Stuart Davis (1892-1964) is best known for his jazz influenced paintings.
De Kooning, Woman
Willem De Kooning (1904-) is best known for his abstract expressionist paintings.
Pollock, Eyes in the Heat

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)is best known for his “drip” paintings.

Warhol, Jackie Kennedy
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is best known as a leading figure in the pop art movement.

Chuck Close (1940-) is best known for his photorealistic  work.

Montebello, P. (dir). The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York, 1994

1 comentário:

  1. I'd have to say that out of all of those, Sargent is my favourite :)