Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts has brought two new exhibitions to Music City that are sure to please both veteran art lovers and newcomers alike, with works by a host of names that are familiar to most everyone.
Monet to Dalí Photo Gallery
Eros and Thanatos Photo Gallery
Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters From the Cleveland Museum of Art is an exhibition of works of major Impressionists (Monet, Pissarro, Degas), Post-Impressionists (Gauguin, van Gogh, Cezanne), early modern sculptors (most notably Rodin), and avant-garde artists (including Picasso, who produced a wide and varied body of work in addition to his avant-garde and cubism creations).
Exhibition highlights include:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) - Romaine Lacaux (1864)
Claude Monet (1840-1926) - The Red Kerchief: Portrait of Mrs. Monet (1868-78)
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) - Reading (1873)
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) - The Thinker (ca. 1880)
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) - The Poplars at Saint-Remy (1889)
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) - In the Waves (1889)
Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) - The Brook (ca. 1895-1900)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - La Vie (1903)
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) - Portrait of a Woman (ca. 1917-18)
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) - Festival of Flowers, Nice (1923)
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) - The Dream (1931)
Susan Edwards, PhD., the executive director and CEO of the Frist, said she is delighted that the art center is able to bring this unique exhibition to the citizens of Middle Tennessee.
"The Cleveland Museum of Art has one of the most revered collections in the country," she said. "We are thrilled that the Cleveland Museum of Art is lending highlights from its collection to the Frist Center to share with Nashville and the region."
In the Frist's innovative Education Gallery, the "Master Art" program features works of Monet, van Gogh, Rodin and Picasso in a format that explains the techniques of each artist, and presents a forum for intellectual examination of each artist's work and influence.
Also running at the Frist through June 1 is Angelo Filomeno: Eros and Thanatos, an exhibition of the works of Italian artist Angelo Filomeno. His embroidered "paintings," using luxurious threads and glass crystals sewn onto Shantung silk, depict fragments of animals, plants, and skeletons, juxtaposed to symbolize the epic struggles between life and death, sexuality and decay, and evil and redemption.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located in what was once one of Nashville's great historic landmarks, the former main post office. Constructed in 1933-34, the building was sold to the City of Nashville in 1998, and the Frist Center opened in the building in April of 2001. See www.fristcenter.org for more information.
Article Written & Submitted by Rick Moore