Thursday, June 28, 2012

'Still Life' coming to Norton Simon Museum July 20

The Norton Simon Museum Presents the Exhibition

Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life

On View July 20, 2012 through Jan. 21, 2013

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena presents "Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life," an exhibition that examines the diversity and splendor of this genre that has attracted artists since antiquity.

Drawing on the spectacular resources of the Norton Simon collections, as well as a few select loans, the exhibition features approximately 70 artworks, including paintings, sculpture, collage, assemblage, prints and photographs, spanning five centuries.

Among these are stellar examples by the genre's greatest practitioners, including Jan Brueghel, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco de Zurbarán, Paul Cézanne, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Richard Diebenkorn, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and George Herms.


Bobby Boy said...

I am reminded of the art museum that had a major exhibition showing the works of a world-famous artist as he progressed through various "periods" of his artistic journey. A docent was giving a tour of the presentation, and the group came to a painting showing an apple core, orange rinds and a banana peel. "This" he said, "is an excellent example from the artist's 'Poor' period."

Mickie said...

Lol! If I did a still life of my desk it would feature a container of yogurt, a banana and a cup of coffee set around a big stack of press releases!