Go InsidePosted: December 1, 2018 Filed under: art history, the California Condition Leave a comment
They’re making progress on the dome/orb that will one day hold the Academy Museum (motto: Go Inside The Movies).
At neighboring LACMA the American Outliers exhibit is terrific.
The Great Good Man by Marsden Hartley of Lewiston, Maine.
Struck by Horace Pippin’s John Brown Going To His Hanging:
Pippin served in K Company, 3rd Battalion of the 369th infantry, the famous Harlem Hellfighters, in Europe during World War I, where he lost the use of his right arm after being shot by a sniper. He said of his combat experience:
I did not care what or where I went. I asked God to help me, and he did so. And that is the way I came through that terrible and Hellish place. For the whole entire battlefield was hell, so it was no place for any human being to be.
While in the trenches, Pippin kept an illustrated journal which gave an account of his military service.
How about this one, Miss Van Alen:
attributed to “The Ganesvoort Limner (possibly Pieter Vanderlyn).”
Generally untrained and itinerant, limners were a class of artists who helped shape the image of colonial Americans, securing the social status of their middle-class sitters in portraits that convey an air of refinement.
says The National Gallery.
Proposed motto for LACMA: Go Inside The Art.