Saturday, May 16, 2009

IN THE MOOD FOR SOME SURREALISM...

Going to the Cincinnati Art Museum (http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org) today to view the Surrealist exhibit before it ends tomorrow. I'm in the mood to see some surrealist paintings while we start another rainy day here in northern Kentucky....


Here's the info from the CAM site:

"Surrealism and Beyond In the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
February 15 through May 17, 2009
Surrealism and Beyond is an in-depth survey of the Dada and Surrealism movements, which emerged in response to the wars that devastated Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Selected from the Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Surrealism and Beyond will bring the major highlights of this renowned collection to the Cincinnati Art Museum for its exclusive showing in the United States. Over 200 works in a variety of media are featured, including works by Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray.

Organized by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem."


And I am painting - but it's on my SWAP painting for my partner so cannot show it until it's received later this week because it has to be a surprise!

2 comments:

Lost in wonder said...

Wah, I'm green with envy! You left it for the last moment, didn't you? maybe there's less people that way, hope you've enjoyed it

RHCarpenter said...

It was very interesting and quite a large group of paintings, sculpture and photos - even movies (one by Yoko Ono called "Bottoms" that were all...well...people's bottoms!). I had never seen a Picasso IRL or a Magritte either - or a Dali. Some very good work, some interesting collage pieces, some that looked like grafitti on a bus. It was very busy, too - apparently, many of us in the area left it until the last minute although there were a lot of varied dialects around so maybe visitors.