Thursday Night Art Crawl: Read Not the News!

Who needs news when we have faces to read?  Expressions drawn by Honore Daumier jump right off the page to make you smile, ponder or even cry.  Here is a wonderful exhibit of Daumier’s drawings on “Reading,”:

Click for the full slide show.
Click for the full slide show.

I love the dreamy image of the man on right. Visit the full Daumier Online Register for information on all of its exhibits.

And in New York at the MOMA is an exhibition of Magritte. Being from Houston I’ve seen a lot of his work, but this exhibit offers new images to me and every other fan of his pieces at the Menil. I love his work: so alive and challenging to our logic; happy, yet haunting.

Click to visit The New York Times article and slide show, both awesome.
Click to visit The New York Times article and slide show, both awesome.

And finally “Place Pigalle” by Joseph Cain from the FBI’s online gallery of stolen art. Perhaps mostly dealers and crime writers browse it regularly, but maybe you can be the sharp-eyed civilian who spots a hot masterpiece.

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What art did you see this week? Tell us about it in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Night Art Crawl: Read Not the News!

  1. Thanks, rhchaitlin. He is such a great master and so often not given his due since much of his best-known works were caricature. Sort of like the great actor never given full respect because he is also a comedian. Dauier’s range of emotional content amazes me.

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