The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, November 22, 2017


National Gallery of Art Acquires Works by Kerry James Marshall, Anne Truitt, and More
Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg, Kleine Dada Soirée (Small Dada Evening), 1922/1923, lithograph National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Collectors Committee, 2011.


WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art recently made possible the acquisition of Great America (1994) by Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)―the Gallery’s first painting by the midcareer African American artist―and Knight’s Heritage (1963), a breakthrough sculpture by Anne Truitt (1921–2004).

A devoted student of the human figure and the history of art, especially the genres of portraiture and narrative, Marshall draws upon the experience of African Americans like himself to create imposing, contemporary history paintings. In Great America, he re-imagines a boat ride into the haunted tunnel of an amusement park as the Middle Passage of slaves from Africa to the New World.

Truitt was committed to the expressive value of carefully chosen color and to the importance of compositional decisions regarding the division of the rectangle. Both are on full view in Knight’s Heritage, an important transitional piece in which she still employed a brushy texture to define the paint surface and actual grooves to mark the three divisions but began to break out of the somber tones of her earliest work and embrace glowing color.

The Collectors Committee also made possible the acquisition of a photograph by Idris Khan (b. 1978), The Creation (2009); a lithograph by Art Spiegelman (b. 1948), Lead Pipe Sunday #2 (Derby Dugan) (1997); a drawing by Al Taylor (1948–1999), Fairly Mean / Mean Fairly (1995); a collage by James Castle (1899–1977), Untitled (Purse ! Discusses) (1937 or later); and a lithograph by Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) and Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931), Kleine Dada Soirée (Small Dada Evening) (1922/1923).





Today's News

April 23, 2011

Fairy Tales Still Exist! Austrian Authorities Reveal Find of Buried Centuries-Old Treasure

National Gallery of Art Acquires Works by Kerry James Marshall, Anne Truitt, and More

Major Piece of Central Polynesian Art, the Very Rare Ohly Figure, to Be Sold by Christie's

Personal Letter from a 16-Year Old Marilyn Monroe Sells for $52,460 at Bonhams & Butterfields

Torn Pieces of Ancient Chinese Painting Reunited at Taiwan National Palace Museum

"Beautiful Darling": Documentary Focuses on One of the Stars of Andy Warhol's Factory

The Myth of Narcissus in Surrealist and Contemporary Art at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Indianapolis Museum of Art Exhibition to Examine Material Culture Through Luxurious Textiles

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Highlights Civil War Nurses

Previously Unseen Portraits of Susan Boyle and Tony Blair Go on Display at National Portrait Gallery

New York's $30 Million MoMath Museum Aims to Add to Mathematics Appreciation

Controversial Statue of Ancient Philosopher Confucius Vanishes from Tiananmen Square

Treasures from the Wine Cellar of Sir David Frost to Be Sold at Christie's in June

Archaeologist Believes Evolution Of Human 'Super-Brain' Tied to Development Of Bipedalism, Tool-Making

MoMA Extends Museum Hours During Summer Months 7/1-9/3

SING! Mladen Stilinović Retrospective at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art

Phillips de Pury & Company Announces Strong Results from the Inaugural NY Evening Editions Sale

Alex J. Taylor Receives Second Annual Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize

Norton Simon Museum Presents Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World

Puerto Rico Painter Jose Torres Martino Dies at 94

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Grasshopper found embedded in van Gogh masterpiece at Nelson-Atkins

2.- Scientists discover a mysterious, plane-sized 'void' in Great Pyramid in Egypt

3.- The largest collection of Viking artifacts on display in North America comes to the Royal Ontario Museum

4.- Rafael Soriano opens at Frost Art Museum FIU: Kicks off Miami's Art Basel season

5.- Cleveland Museum of Art releases new strategic plan

6.- Exhibition tells the story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France

7.- Zahi Hawass criticises pyramid void 'discovery'

8.- French court to rule on Nazi-looted Pissarro painting

9.- Clark Art Institute exhibition studies less-explored aspects of Impressionist works

10.- Exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland present works from the Gurlitt Estate



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