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Duchamp to Pop

Duchamp to Pop
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Two words. Marcel. Duchamp. Assimilating Cubism and Futurism. Leading the American Dada movement. Coining the word “readymade” to mean a mass-produced object removed from its usual, accepted context and “promoted to the status of artwork by the mere choice of the artist. An inclination for wordplay that “aligns his work with that of Surrealists.” Considered […]

Zeffirelli & Rossellini: Day Tripping to Italy

Zeffirelli & Rossellini: Day Tripping to Italy

Stunning locations, a cast of icons, a smidgen of history-lite, and a large dose of Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. On July 31st, Distant Lands hosts the viewing of Tea with Mussolini, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Joan Plowright, and Cher as part of the annual Old Pasadena Film Festival. Tea with Mussolini is […]

Interlocking Sculptures

Interlocking Sculptures

The forms and images are abstract, yet evoke the living form, reminiscent of plants and the human body. This is the basic definition of biomorphic. Biomorphism is “an art movement that began in the 20th century. Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist, landscape architect, sculptor, and set designer. “In 1947, Noguchi…joined with George Nelson, […]

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Ever look at Paul Cézanne’s Farmhouse and Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan and think, “I’d like to be right there”? Or make room for yourself amongst Paul Klee’s Two Heads? Maybe take a walk through the woods in Ansel Adams’ Aspens, New Mexico or tie on your ballet shoes and slip in amongst Edgar Degas’ Dancers […]

Pasadena ArtNight: Finding Walter

Pasadena ArtNight: Finding Walter

Walter Askin invites us into his home, into his gallery, into his workspace with the gentlest of smiles, voice, and…essence? His movements aren’t slow, they’re just relaxed in a measured way, a bit like how he speaks. And he speaks a lot. His voice soothing, his humor slid in like a secret note being passed […]

Goya’s Rare Prints

Goya’s Rare Prints

From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya […]

Art Night 2013

Art Night 2013

Born in Normandy and having spent her childhood years in Limousin and Brittany, artist Valérie Daval now calls Pasadena home. “A unique color and gesture spring from each of us,” she states. Her works can be as large as 9 by 13 feet or as small as 4 by 8 inches, but they all seem to […]

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

He admired the bronzes so much, he wrote poems about them. Auguste Rodin was “enamored” with Chola bronzes from southern India, and the Norton Simon Museum has a collection of Chola sculpture, which shall be used to compare and contrast with the works of Rodin, “who is credited with single-handedly reviving sculpture in the late […]

Pasadena Art Night

Pasadena Art Night

Drumming performances by Makoto Taiko and Bill Ellzey‘s sunrise photographs at Shumei Arts Council. “Listening as (a) movement” is a public artwork by Elana Mann “involving interactive sculpture and community-based performance” at Side Street Projects (with refreshments from Whole Foods Arroyo). The Pasadena Museum of California Art has scene paintings from the 1930s-1960s, Christopher Miles’ […]

Art Bites!

Art Bites!

No, no, art does not “bite,” in the urban slang sense of the word. To clarify, Maite Gomez-Rejón is back on the West Coast after a series of sold out classes in New York City and is leading a swarm of new classes: “Art Bites: Cooking Art History.” After earning an MFA from the School […]

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