Saturday, April 11, 2009

With An Apple, I Will Astonish Paris



The exhibition was amazing.
It was way different from how I pictured it; the exhibition comprised about fifty works by Cézanne and over a hundred by eighteen other artists. The point of it was to really show how influential Cézanne was and still is in the art world.
Although Cézanne isn't one of my favorite artists, aesthetically speaking, it was really interesting and inspiring to see how he influenced so many different painters.
If you love art and art history, try to go see it! It's really great.
Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take pictures in the exhibition, but afterwards I poked around the rest of the museum and snapped a few of my favorites:


Monets & Pissarros

Degas

Monument to Victor Hugo, Rodin

Wouldn't this make a stunning editorial?
Even though I would be happy never seeing another piece of Christian art, maybe Good Friday put me in a more forgiving mood toward all of it.
I think the Annunciation is one of the most interesting artistic subjects. The colors of this were gorgeously vibrant in real life.

This literally took my breath away when I turned the corner and saw it. It's such a stunning, exciting painting.

I think this was by Thomas Eakins. The color of the dress caught my eye immediately; it was so unusually bright and pink.

This Tiffany decanter, on display with a million other pieces of American glass, is so precious and lovely. The tiny cups are adorable!

On another note, this is a terrific book by Billy Collins with an incredibly clever title. Just goes to show how far-reaching Cézanne's influence is.

Believe it or not, I'm going to another art exhibition tomorrow! Pierre Bonnard, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I discovered him recently on a trip to the Phillips Collection in D.C. and am insanely excited to see more of his paintings.
I can spare you all the artsy fartsy photographs this time, unless of course you want to see them!

I probably won't post again until late this week, so have a great few days! Mwah.

39 comments:

sarah said...

how lucky you are! thanks for sharing the photos.

Bia said...

Hi! thanks for your comment ^^

yes, I like her new haircut too, you are right, it's very beachy and loose. :D

kiss, bia.

abigail said...

sounds like the perfect day.

Shin said...

I love visiting museums! Those paintings are amazing! I especially the love the ballerina sculpture! I definitely have to check that book out! xxoxoxo

Maggie May said...

i love the title of your post, a riff on the Collins, and caught my eye immediately :)
wonderful artwork!

Charmaine said...

I like Cezanne's work too. Although my favourite artists are Van Gogh & Monet. Oh, and Emily Carr.

Great pictures btw & thanks for the comment on my blog.

♥ Fashion CHALET said...

Wonderful time spent! :)

xo!

Parapluie said...

I once visited Cezanne's painting studio, it was really interesting! There were still many things that he portrayed, so that it felt as if he had only just left the room :)

Ania said...

amazing, lucky you! I love Turner's paintings.
Thanks for reminding me I should take my lazy arse and visit some museums once I'm back in London. Shame on me for not taking advantage of where I live.

Fashionology said...

WOW!!! great exhibition!!! I am so jealous! I love Cézanne and bonnard is amazing as well! <3

The Clothes Horse said...

You're going to go into art overload. :) I do love the peace and quiet in art museums.

this wheel's on fire said...

wow is all i have to say :)

Pansieberry said...

ooo, you're so lucky! so much art!! and cezanne...oh, i would have liked to see that exhibit!
i saw degas' little ballerina at the philadelphia art museum a couple years ago..
at that same museum I saw a painting of the annunciation that really stood out to me -- it didn't show mary as some perfect angelic being but as a human girl who was young, with a slightly-scared-that-there's-an-angel-in-the-room look on her face, and halo-less (shocking for an annunciation painting, i know!). I wish I still remembered the name of the artist, but sadly I don't.

Raquel said...

are you allowed to take pictures inside museums? lucky! I never can, I would love to take loads in Picasso Museum but them security guards were all the time looking!
xx

Carlotta said...

amazing pics, I adore Monet , must be a wonderful exibition.
your blog is so pretty I've added you on my blogroll hope you don't mind.

Joezehh said...

i'm not even really that into art but it all looks amazing :)
x x x x

Kay said...

It looks amazing. I have to admit I used to be a bit iffy about Turner but the more of his work I see the more I appreciate what a genius he was

Clara said...

i love the pics!!

Adela said...

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Flashes of Style said...

Oh I'm so jealous! This looks like it is completely amazing.

sarah said...

The exhibition sounds amazing and thanks for sharing, it must be wonderful to have access to such art.

*** said...

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frances said...

no such thing as too many art exhibitions! i'm jealous :) x

Christine said...

Aw thanks so much! And I would def not mind more artsy fartsy photos, haha. They're lovely.

Emily said...

I love Cézanne! I've never been to the Philadelphia MoA BUT sounds like you have an awesome experience! And PLEASE take photos of the Bonnard exhibit! I want to go back to the Met this summer to see Francis Bacon, he is one of my favorite painters.

Lovely blog =)

x AZD said...

i adore the little dancer-- her posture, the mixture of fabrics.. it's all so lovely. it was at the Met and I saw it .terrific! nice post.

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds like quite an amazing exhibit, how lovely that you were able to go!

Enep said...

nice photos!
xo

Re: yep, "luck is when preparation meets opportunity" it's the famous quotes about luck. I just want to share it again and to remind everyone ;)

Eden said...

i am so incredibly jealous of you! check out that treasure trove-- monet, edgar degas, cezanne... wow, i definitely would trade any beach vacation (and trust me i love the beach) for a day in say the Louvre or the Met. that's fantastic! thanks for sharing.


much love

eden
http://chicinthetropics.blogspot.com

jules said...

These are so beautiful! I love love love degas! ohh so wonderful!

Madeline said...

i saw a cezanne exhibit at the national gallery. he is absolutely amazing. in person the paintings are at least 20 times greater than in slides. I'm a super art history kid, so I'm so glad you posted on one of the greatest artists.

Pixie July said...

Oh, wow - what a gorgeous exhibition. I'd love to see a Degas 'in the flesh'! Thanks so muchf for stopping by my blog - I'm really glad you liked it. ^^ xx

Emz said...

God I love Cezanne!! You're so lucky you had a chance to see this show =)

Twobreadsplease said...

Ahhh, you're so lucky! I really enjoyed the photos :) x

sarah said...

by the way, i wanted to say thank you for following my blog :)

call me glitter, little deer said...

thank you very much.
i like the monetes and picassos ,)

Ashita said...

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Ruta said...

i love that ballerina statue. i saw a made for tv movie about it a while ago, like how the artist came up with the idea. it's really interesting

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