The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, March 26, 2019


The Walters Art Museum announces gift from Robert Meyerhoff of 21 floral still lifes
Andy Warhol, Hand with Flowers, 1956, offset lithograph and watercolor on paper, 14 1/8” x 9 7/8”, Promised Gift, the Collection of Robert E. and Jane B. Meyerhoff, © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


BALTIMORE, MD.- The Walters Art Museum announces today the planned gift by Robert E. Meyerhoff of 21 works of art depicting flowers assembled by his late wife, Jane B. Meyerhoff. This collection includes a selection of watercolors, pastels and drawings by artists such as Delacroix, Cézanne, Schiele, Mondrian, Matisse, Klee, Stella, Dalí and Magritte. Since Jane Meyerhoff was allergic to fragrance she could not have flowers in the house. She decided instead to collect flowers on paper. In the spring of 2007, these artworks were on view at the Walters in the focus show Floral Still Lifes from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff.

“We are honored that Robert Meyerhoff is donating this intimate collection of floral still lifes by masters of Romanticism, Impressionism, Surrealism and beyond to share with the public. These works will continue to add depth to the museum’s early modern collections,” said Walters Director Gary Vikan. “We are grateful for their legacy of philanthropy throughout the region.”

The Meyerhoffs are distinguished for having amassed one of the most prized collections of post-World War II modern masters. Jane Meyerhoff’s allergy led her to acquire this less well-known collection of floral still-life art for her own private enjoyment. The first work purchased was a Mondrian in 1991, and the last was a Magritte in 2003.

“I think that Jane would have been very pleased that these works are being donated to the Walters Art Museum,” said Meyerhoff. “She admired the Walters very much.”

To celebrate this gift, the Walters has on view three works from this collection. They are located on the 4th floor of the Centre Street Building from April 4–June 24, 2012, to coincide with the 23rd annual Art Blooms, April 12–15. Art Blooms enhances the Walters’ collection with interpretive floral arrangements by regional garden clubs.

The artworks on view are:

Joseph Stella, Waterlily (1944): Stella is acknowledged as the first American Futurist. Waterlily was created toward the end of Stella’s life, when his critical reception and health were in decline. The work emanates fragility and transience and recalls the strong colors of the tropics with which the artist was enamored.

Andy Warhol, Hand with Flowers (1956): Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. This early work, Hand with Flowers, predates his iconic Pop Art prints of the 1960s and 1970s. The broken outlines, characteristic of Warhol’s draftsmanship during this period, are interrupted by colored areas in a manner foreshadowing the artist’s silkscreen work.

René Magritte, L’éclair (1959): Magritte is one of the best-known artists associated with Surrealism. In French, éclair can mean a flash of lightning or a photographic flash. The silhouetted bouquet of flowers in L’éclair has the look of an old-fashioned tracing automatically generated by a lantern or the crisp outlines of one of Man Ray’s photograms. Magritte uses conspicuously unblended dabs of color to mock post-Impressionist pointillism.





Today's News

April 6, 2012

Christie's announces one of the most important works by Yves Klein ever to be offered

Major painting by Francis Bacon to feature in Sotheby's May 2012 Contemporary Art sale

Metropolitan Museum shows Rylands Hagaddah: Important Medieval Hebrew manuscript

Judge rules that 3,200-year-old mummy mask can stay at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Exhibition of sculptures by the notable American sculptor Beverly Pepper opens at Marlborough Chelsea

Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935 opens at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Federal prosecutors seek to confiscate ancient statue pulled from auction at Sotheby's in New York City

Dieter Meier: Works 1969-2011 and the YELLO Years, An exhibition at the ZKM Media Museum

1792 Silver Center cent, from the first group of coins ever struck at the U.S. Mint, may bring $1,000,000

The Walters Art Museum announces gift from Robert Meyerhoff of 21 floral still lifes

Winding House museum in New Tredegar, southern Wales remembers its connection to Titanic sinking

Ran Hwang's first solo show in New York City opens at Leila Heller Gallery in New York

Recent pen, ink, and graphite drawings by Martin Wilner on view at Sperone Westwater

Mexican art show focuses on weapons, effects

Famed Pedro I 'Coronation Piece' leads 5,300+ Heritage Auctions' CICF offerings, expected to fetch $100,000+

Martin Luther King's children mark 44th anniversary of his death

IMAX gives 2 space shuttle cameras to Smithsonian

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Historic show marks 350 years of Rembrandt, the 'first Instagrammer'

2.- Kimbell Museum Acquires Cranach Masterpiece

3.- Exhibition presents the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections

4.- MIMA opens an immersive and playful exhibition called "DREAM BOX"

5.- First exhibition of its kind pairs classic cars and Postwar paintings

6.- New Bouguereau exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum explores artist's popularity in Gilded Age America

7.- Superstar designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at the age of 85

8.- Paul Gauguin's artistic innovations installed in tropical setting reflecting their inspiration

9.- Major gift to The Met of Peter Doig's modern masterpiece Two Trees

10.- Monet - Reinventions of Impressionism in a new large-scale exhibition



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful