Phoenix Art Museum – “Paper”
“An art exhibit worth exploring”
Art Review by Jackie Jacobson
The Phoenix Art Museum’s Art exhibit
The museum took an artist’s drawing material and made it the theme of an art exhibit.
The material PAPER.
- Included in the show
- Works of art drawn, printed, or painted on paper
- Paper as the subject of the artwork
- Used as the material for three dimensional work such as paper dresses to metal representations
And here’s the piece of art that attracted me to this show for today’s art review.
Newsprint for drawing
Most drawing instructors assign newsprint pads of paper as the support paper for quick sketches from the live model.
I assign NEWSPAPERS such as the classified section as an incredible surface for drawings.
And that makes it pretty cheap for a drawing material. But we better start saving them before Newspapers disappear from our planet.
Derain Painting in the Art Exhibit
In this painting by Derain, note that the the headlines and text are still visible in the work. It definitely adds to the interest of the piece. It was probably painted as a quick study and then mounted on canvas to preserve it
André Derain, French (1880-1954), was a contemporary and friend of Picasso and Matisse, and one of the artists of the Fauvist movement. He might never have enjoyed the success he did as an artist if it hadn’t been for Matisse convincing Derain’s parents to allow him to abandon his studies in engineering and pursue art. This piece, from 1933, is a gouache (also known as opaque watercolor) on newspaper, the headlines and text of which are still visible in the work.
The Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest United States’ largest art museum for visual art. It’s Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the museum is 285,000-square-foot. It’s a mere 4 hour drive from here in The Palm Springs area and will definitely be on my schedule of short trips this summer.
Art exhibit is in the Steele Gallery and runs from May 26 – September 23, 2012. Join me in Phoenix AZ and we’ll explore this fine art exhibit together. I’ll let you know the date of my trip.
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