11.25.2013

culture



The artist above (Kate Knapp) says she was pointing out the sheep, not the savior, in this Tiffany window at the New York Historical Society. We met her at one of the five shows she visited on a truly whirlwind tour of the metropolis. It was a reprise of the 1913 Armory Show that introduced New York to the burgeoning modernist movement. Both European and American artists were shown, from Impressionists to Cubists, and many viewers were outraged—outraged!—by Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase (left), which one (outraged) critic compared to a pile of shingles. See the range of work in this tour of the original show. Or check out the Historical Society Show itself, where some of the original works have been collected.
   Oh, and speaking of impressionists, we were very impressed this ayem with the work of one Camilla.


4 comments :

otra rubia said...

That looks like a picture Isaac! :)

Claudia said...

I like the ears. . .

Kate Knapp Artist Blog said...

that is very unusual to do a full face portrait like that at such a young age...she must have a full life....wonderful I highly recommend the National Academy show and the Neue Gallery Kandinsky

H. Garrison said...

Even more amazing was the fact that she did this alone in my office while I was upstairs! I know I am her mother and all, but I was SUPER IMPRESSED!