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

3 weeks 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

last monthArts : 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

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'

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

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...

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