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Norton Simon Museum to exhibit Vincent van Gogh's Bedroom from 1889

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum will present an installation of Vincent van Gogh?s tender and intimate Bedroom from 1889, a highlight of the Art Institute of Chicago?s superb 19th-century collection. A meditation on friendship, hope and crushing...Show More Summary

Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom' coming to the Norton Simon Museum

Vincent van Gogh painted three versions of his Arles, France, bedroom — its crookedly hung paintings set within narrow confines — from 1888 to 1889, while staying at the psychiatric asylum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Soon the second in the trio will be exhibited for the first time on the West Coast....

Mulberry Diaries: Tales of Urban Farming

Speckled with light, French Impressionist Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits, 1899, Norton Simon Museum The tree at the center of this oil painting looked remarkably similar to our Pakistan mulberry in Santa Monica, California. A reprieve in severe drought conditions last winter boded well for a promising spring harvest 2016. Show More Summary

Lesley Manville, James Norton, Jason Watkins, Simon Callow Join Diane Keaton And Brendan Gleeson In ‘Hampstead’- Cannes

Lesley Manville, James Norton, Jason Watkins, Simon Callow have joined Diane Keaton And Brendan Gleeson in Hampstead with Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey) directing from a script by Robert Festinger (In The Bedroom). Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae from London-based banner Ecosse Films are producing. Show More Summary

"Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis" opens at the Norton Simon Museum

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis, an exhibition that features the artist?s drawings of erotica and the female nude, many on view for the first time. While Francis is renowned...Show More Summary

Exhibition at the Norton Simon MUseum examines Marcel Duchamp's potent influence on Pop Art

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Duchamp to Pop, an exhibition that examines Marcel Duchamp?s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Ed Ruscha. Approximately 40 artworks from the Museum?s...Show More Summary

Explore ‘Duchamp to Pop’ at the Norton Simon Museum

5 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Duchamp to Pop examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Ed Ruscha.

Exploring Marcel Duchamp's influence on Pop art at the Norton Simon

6 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

It was a simple, metal bottle rack, purchased in a department store, that forever changed the evolution of the art world. "Bottlerack" (1914) was Marcel Duchamp's first piece of "ready-made" art, as he called it. The artist signed the utilitarian object as is, then coined it "a sculpture." A snow...

The Naughty Stuff They Found When They Cleaned A Couple Of Old Dutch Master Paintings

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Recently, a painting in the British Royal Collection was cleaned, revealing the younger van Ostade’s own lowbrow humor in the figure of a man urinating in front of a dog. Now the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is sharing a similar discovery: Its newly restored 1641 Isack van Ostade painting of peasants butchering a pig […]

A Revolution of the Palette at Norton Simon

Though it had been slowing expanding over the centuries, the range of paint colors available to artists increased most dramatically in the 19th century, when a number of new synthetic pigments began to come into production, partly as a result of the industrial revolution. Prior to that, new color discoveries were few and scattered, and […]

Norton Developing 1,200cc V4 Superbike To Compete With Ducati

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If Ducati is the two-wheeled equivalent of Ferrari, then Norton is trying to be the analog to Aston Martin. At least that’s what Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner, is saying with the release of the first sketches of the company’s all-new, 1,200cc V4 superbike. Read more...

'The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists' at the Norton Simon Museum

12 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The creation of three shades of blue hues — Prussian, cobalt and ultramarine — in 18th and 19th century European art, spanning from the Rococo period to Impressionism, is the subject of a colorful exhibition at the Norton Simon Muse...

How new shades of blue made 'A Revolution of the Palette' at Norton Simon

12 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The creation of three shades of blue hues - Prussian, cobalt and ultramarine - in 18th and 19th century European art, spanning from the Rococo period to Impressionism, is the subject of a colorful exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, "A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and...

Exhibition traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists

last yearArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists. The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist?s laboratory around 1704 helped open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. Show More Summary

Exhibition at Norton Simon Museum presents 60 drawings created by a young Jean-Honoré Fragonard

last yearArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Fragonard?s Enterprise: The Artist and the Literature of Travel, an exhibition that presents 60 drawings created by a young Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732?1806) during his first and most important stay in Italy in the mid-18th century. Show More Summary

Nazi-looted-art case against Norton Simon Museum set for 2016 trial

It's becoming more likely that a jury will decide whether the Norton Simon Museum's "Adam" and "Eve" can stay where they are despite having been looted by the Nazis during World War II.

Object Lesson: How Madame Manet and Whistler's Mother triggered a rupture in art

In one of the central galleries at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, two women from two continents face each other from across a pair of gallery walls: the very composed, somewhat severe-looking mother of the 19th century American painter James Abbott McNeil Whistler and the dreamy, lost-in-thought...

Simon Pegg Was Tortured By Tom Cruise on the 'Mission: Impossible' Set

last yearFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This week on The Graham Norton Show we had Simon Pegg, Kylie Minogue, and comedian Michael McIntyre. Simon was there to talk about the new Mission: Impossible but the clip online is mostly about how he and Tom Cruise were...

Home of the Day: Thornton Ladd's Bridge House in Pasadena

Designed by Thornton Ladd, architect of such local landmarks as the Norton Simon Museum, the eye-catching Bridge House receives its name from its location adjacent to the Colorado Street Bridge and 134 Freeway. Blending glass, wood and concrete materials, the modernist home is distinguished by...

No, Norton Simon, You Can’t Avoid Dealing With The Issue Of Looted Art

The California Supreme Court “chastened the museum in its ruling, stating ‘that there is nothing unfair about affording plaintiff an opportunity to pursue the merits of her claims against Norton Simon… Museums are sophisticated entities that are well-equipped to trace the provenance of the fine art that they purchase.'”

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