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The Color of the Moon - Lunar Painting in American Art (Paperback): Laura L. Vookles, Bartholomew F. Bland The Color of the Moon - Lunar Painting in American Art (Paperback)
Laura L. Vookles, Bartholomew F. Bland; Hudson River Museum; Contributions by Stella Paul, Ted Barrow, …
R937 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Save R204 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ON MY MODERN MET'S TOP TEN LIST OF BEST CREATIVE BOOKS TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOON LANDING The moon--its face, color, and power--threads through the tapestry of American landscape painting, holding timeless allure for artists and beloved by viewers of paintings everywhere. The Hudson River Museum has organized The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art--the first major museum examination of the moon in American visual arts from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries for a 2019 exhibition. This timely presentation also celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when, in 1969, American astronauts first stepped onto the surface of the moon. From the romantic silvery moonscapes of nineteenth-century artists to the abstractions by artists of the twentieth century who explored the moon, the perfect orb, and tapped into its spiritual possibilities, this celestial body, closest to Earth, remains constant in our sky, though our relationship to it and our home planet changes, as technology extends our reach toward space. The Hudson River Museum, Fordham University Press, and the James A. Michener Art Museum are joint publishers of the lavishly illustrated catalog The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art. In engaging essays, author Stella Paul maps the colors of the moon; catalog co-editors Bartholomew F. Bland and Laura Vookles explore Hudson River School and Modernist moonscapes and their cultural resonance; and curators Melissa Martens Yaverbaum and Ted Barrow sight the moon's passage in art of both the Gilded and Space ages. The exhibition and catalog have been made possible by a generous grant by the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY - February 8 - May 12, 2019 James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA - June 1 - September 8, 2019

Strut - The Peacock and Beauty in Art (Paperback): Bartholomew F. Bland, Laura L. Vookles Strut - The Peacock and Beauty in Art (Paperback)
Bartholomew F. Bland, Laura L. Vookles
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Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art explores our fascination with that most glamorous of birds.
The peacock, strutting in its sapphire-blue and emerald-green plumage, symbolizes all things vain and beautiful in centuries of painting and sculpture, in books, and on clothes that swirl and shine like the iridescent bird itself.
Intrigued by the exotic art of Asia that prized and portrayed the peacock and its trail of an emblazoned train of feathers, Western artists in the 1890s chose the bird as a symbol of design on their canvases and for objects in the home.
Though striking Gilded Age peacock imagery escalated in fin-de-siecle French Art Nouveau and the Art Deco of the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression of 1929 quelled the idea of beauty for its own sake; art now needed to be more than beautiful it should serve, first, the social good. While in the aftermath of the Depression and a world war Americans of the '50s looked, again, for luxury, modernism gave rise to the ethos "Less is more." The peacock's profile changed once more, this time into a symbol of drama and decadence.
Today, as the contemporary art world renews its embrace of visual beauty, the peacock in form, color, and association resurges.
The first major scholarly examination of the peacock in visual arts in the United States, England, and France, from the nineteenth century's Gilded Age to today, Strut, organized by the Hudson River Museum, has assembled paintings and decorative arts from museums and private collections throughout the United States.
Contributing essays to the catalog Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art by Bartholomew F. Bland; Penelope Fritzer; Kirsten M. Jensen; Melissa J. Martens; Ellen E. Roberts; and Laura L. Vookles."

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