At the moment I’m re-reading Siobhan Roberts’ biography of John Horton Conway, Genius at play – the curious mind of John Horton Conway. In fact, I’m also re-reading Alexander Masters’ biography of Simon Norton, The genius in my basement – the biography of a happy man. If you’re in for a suggestion, try to read... Continue reading ?
David Slaying Goliath Peter Paul Rubens This painting is at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. It's a great museum, and absolutely worth a visit....
The Norton Simon Museum is presenting Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, an exhibition that delves into the life of Galka Scheyer, the enterprising dealer responsible for the art phenomenon the ?Blue Four??Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky. Show More Summary
On June 9, the museum will host a screening of six of Maya Deren's short films that were milestones in the history of avant-garde cinema. The post Maya Deren’s Short Films from the 1940s and ’50s Screen at the Norton Simon Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Zurbaran, Francisco de (1598-1664) - 1633 Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose (Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA, USA.) by Milton Sonn Via Flickr: Francisco de Zurbarán was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum's "Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California" delves into the life of the dealer devoted to the art phenomenon known as the Blue Four.
The Cafe Concert Edouard Manet I saw Manet's "The Ragpicker" at The Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles when I was a callow youth...barely in long pants (my 20s). It was one of those "Oh Shit!" moments for me....
Visitors to the National Gallery have a unique opportunity to admire what is widely regarded as Guido Cagnacci?s greatest work, The Repentant Magdalene, an exceptional loan from the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (California). Guido Cagnacci...Show More Summary
Zurbaran - Still-life with lemons, oranges, a cup & a rose, detail  by Peter Via Flickr: Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) bodegon Still-life with lemons, oranges, a cup & a rose, detail  Pasadena Norton Simon Francisco de Zurbarán (baptized November 7, 1598 – August 27, 1664) was a Spanish painter. Show More Summary
There is a hot debate going on right now about what corporations should be doing about Millennials.
Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State Jan. 16, 2017, 6 a.m. (Al Seib, Brian van der Brug, Rick Loomis, Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Here's our growing guide to essential California adventures, easy to edgy. We'll be adding to it daily all...
Francois Truffaut and Louis Malle are among the featured filmmakers. [ more › ]
The Norton Simon Museum presents States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945?1960, a revelatory exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso?s prolific work in the medium of lithography. Drawing from the Norton Simon Museum?s holdings of more than...Show More Summary
What might it have been like to be a fly on the wall in Pablo Picasso's studio? A new show at the Norton Simon Museum, "States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945-1960," aims to provide an idea. The exhibit centers on the artist's lithography, a flexible form of printmaking that is prepared so that...
The Norton Simon Museum presents Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre, an intimate exhibition that explores unsettling and thought-provoking works of art by some of the 20th century?s most influential artists, among them Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, George Herms and Edward Kienholz. Show More Summary
Zurbaran - Still-life with lemons, oranges, a cup & a rose  by Peter Via Flickr: Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) bodegon Still-life with lemons, oranges, a cup & a rose  Pasadena Norton Simon This extraordinary painting...Show More Summary
A complicated restitution case. A composition that mind-melds four orchestras. And an L.A. artist gets ready to transform a downtown museum. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times (and the blogger behind Culture High & Low), and here are the week’s top arts and culture...
A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Norton Simon is the legal owner of the artworks. [ more › ]
“Like so many restitution cases, this one pries open a painful chapter in Western history. But this particular case has an additional layer that reveals how far the tentacles of the past can reach into the present.”
Nazi-looted masterpieces at the Norton Simon, Sean Parker shenanigans, and more! [ more › ]