The National Gallery of Art will exhibit Corot: Women, September 9-December 30.The artist was a master of landscape painting in the 19th century, but his impressive figure paintings are less well known. Corot's use of color and his delicate touch produced “pictures of quiet majesty.” Mary Morton, who is curator and head of the department of French paintings, curated the exhibition.
Image below:Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - French, 1796-1875 - Title – “Italian Girl” c. 1872 - oil on canvas - Gift of the Avalon Foundation
The National Gallery of Art will exhibit works by contemporary British sculptor Rachel Whiteread, September 16-January 13, 2019.The comprehensive survey of her work will bring together some 100 objects from the course her 30-year career, including drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled sculptures, archival materials, documentary materials on public projects, plus several new works. Whiteread’s works of all sizes in plaster, rubber, concrete, resin, and paper “memorialize everyday objects, domestic interiors, and public spaces.” The exhibition was co-organized with Tate Britain.
The National Gallery of Art will present Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, September 12. The contemporary artist has portrayed American youth, especially African American youth for more than 40 years. The exhibition will celebrate the recent acquisition of four large-scale photographs and one video from Bey's most important series. The exhibition is curated by Kara Fiedorek, A. W. Mellon Curatorial Post-Doctoral Fellow in the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art.
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, thru November 25. During the seventeenth century the Dutch became leaders in marine travel, transport, commerce, and security as their massive cargo carriers and warships traversed oceans and their small vessels and fishing boats navigated inland and coastal waterways. The exhibition “explores the deep, multifaceted relationship the Dutch had with the water, including their gratitude for the sea’s bounty and their fear of its sometimes destructive power.” Drawn largely from the Gallery’s own collection, the exhibition features nearly 50 paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and ship models.”
Image below: Ludolf Backhuysen "Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast" - 1667 Painting - Dutch, 1630 - 1708 - Oil on Canvas - Credit - Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Sense of Humor, thru January 6, 2019.The exhibition explores the expression of humor in painting and sculpture in the Gallery’s collection through works including “Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics.” The exhibition includes major works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Jacques Callot, William Hogarth, James Gillray, Francisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Art Spiegelman, Richard Hamilton, Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, and the Guerrilla Girls.”
Image below: James Gillray, Midas, Transmuting All into Paper, 1797, etching with hand-coloring in watercolor on laid paper, Wright and Evans 1851, no. 168, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Purchased as an Anonymous Gift.
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting a special installation of Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943)thru October 28, 2018. The mural is on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City townhouse, the painting is Pollock’s largest work at nearly 20 feet long, and represents a major turning point in the artist’s career and style. Also on view are paintings and works on paper by Pollock from the Gallery’s collection.
Image below: Jackson Pollock Mural, 1943 oil and casein on canvas - University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6