Saturday, October 29, 2011

Currier post.

John and I made an extremely pleasant day trip up to Manchester, NH this past Wednesday to visit some family; while there, we checked out the Currier Art Museum. It's a pretty small little collection, but a nice one - here's the photo recap of some of the highlights from the museum:
Did you know that Alma-Tadema's second wife was also a painter? I didn't. Live and learn! This is a painting by Laura Alma-Tadema, "A Knock at the Door":

 I have recently become aware of Joseph DeCamp, and I realize that I love his work. This one above is "Carnation and Black"
 Robert Henri, always a delight.

 A somewhat unusual-seeming (to me, at least) Edward Hopper painting - entitled "The Bootleggers." Shady stuff going on here.

 My father with a painting by William Merritt Chase.

 I've only ever seen one other painting by Lilla Cabot Perry at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in DC... it was nice to see another. This one is called "The Black Hat," though maybe it should be called "The Surreptitious Middle Finger," given the funny position of the subject's right hand... 
 Raeburn! I love me some Sir Henry... let's hear it for the Scot.
 Rothko! I lked this one less that most Rothko paintings I've seen, but it was still nice to see, nonetheless.

 Sargent! Jackpot. From the description, it sounds as though this was the last portrait Sargent completed before his death.

 A close-up of that groovy Sargent painting, of "Grace Elvina, Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston" (that's quite a title, no?)

 Another close-up of that groovy Sargent painting, of "Grace Elvina, Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston"

 A painting by Philadelphian John F. Francis, entitled "A Squirrel Eating a Nut." SQUIRREL!

 Edmund Charles Tarbell - "Mercie Cutting Flowers"

 Edmund Charles Tarbell - "Summer Breeze." I challenge you to not get that Seals & Crofts song stuck in your head.
WYETH!!! Boooyeah. Andrew, that is. Beautiful. Haunting.