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

2 weeks 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

last monthArts : 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

last monthHealth : 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

2 months agoArts : 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

2 months agoArts : 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

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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

4 months agoFilm / 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

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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.'”

Norton Simon fails to stop lawsuit over Nazi-looted 'Adam' and 'Eve'

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Norton Simon Museum was dealt another legal setback Thursday in its bid to hold onto prized 16th century paintings of Adam and Eve that were looted by the Nazis during World War II and have hung in its galleries in Pasadena since the 1970s.

At Norton Simon, a delicate 'Tete-a-Tete' with Whistler, other masters

Hanging a masterpiece on the wall of a museum is a lot like hanging a flea market painting up in your living room. Eyeballing makes all the difference.

At Norton Simon, a delicate 'Tete-a-Tete' with Whistler, other masters

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Hanging a masterpiece on the wall of a museum is a lot like hanging a flea market painting up in your living room. Eyeballing makes all the difference.

Norton Simon to show Whistler's 'Mother,' Manet, Cezanne paintings

Contrary to popular opinion, James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famous 1871 painting "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," better known as "Portrait of the Artist's Mother," is not a harsh and puritanical portrayal of a matriarch. It's a homage to the rich and tender relationship shared by a...

Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Norton Simon Museum on Tuesday by refusing to review a legal ruling that has jeopardized its hold on paintings of Adam and Eve from the 1500s that have been among its most prized masterpiec...

Norton Simon Museum presents an installation of Édouard Manet's 'The Railway'

9 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum announces a special installation of Édouard Manet?s poetic 'The Railway,' 1873, a highlight from the National Gallery of Art?s esteemed 19th-century collection. Evident in this dramatic work are Manet?s characteristic...Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum and Musée d'Orsay announce an exchange of masterpieces

9 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum and the Musée d?Orsay announced an exchange of six paintings (three from each museum) in the spring of 2015 (March 27 ? June 22, 2015), with simultaneous exhibitions in Pasadena and Paris. The exhibition heldShow More Summary

Pasadena to get 'Whistler's Mother' in Norton Simon-Musée d'Orsay swap

James Abbott McNeill Whistler's iconic 1871 painting "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," better known as "Portrait of the Artist's Mother," is coming to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum in March as part of an exchange with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the museum announced...

Object Lesson: How a Norton Simon painting got an extra set of eyes

9 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In many ways, the painting "Venetian Nobleman (Portrait of Giacomo Dolfin)," is like many other 16th-century portraits of 16th-century noblemen. A balding, bearded figure, draped in velvet crimson robes, holds a letter denoting an important political appointment. But that's about...

Norton Simon asks Supreme Court to let it keep 'Adam' and 'Eve'

10 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Norton Simon Museum is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review what its attorneys call a "profoundly misguided decision" by a federal appeals court that has kept alive a lawsuit aimed at wresting away ownership of two of the Pasadena museum's most prized holdings: paired depictions of...

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