The Nicolai Fechin exhibit at the Frye Museum was my favorite of the bunch. I thought it might be, since I've always loved his work - both his drawings and paintings. But the exhibition is SPECTACULAR. Above and beyond. It did not disappoint.
The show is large - broad and encompassing. Mostly portraits, (his strong point) with some landscapes and still life mixed in. The amount of his work seen together at the show really made it 'jaw dropping'.
Unfortunately, they don't allow photography in the exhibit, so I have no photos to post. BUT, they have a wonderful catalog of the show. If you can't make it to Seattle, the catalog is the next best thing.
In lue of photos from the exhibition, I'll supply a lot of other references....
To view the Frye Museum site for a few images, more info or to inquire about the catalog... click here.
Loads of random Fechin images to illustrate his amazing work - both drawings and paintings.... click here.
To learn even more about the man and his time living and painting in Taos New Mexico, click here.
In the Frye's other exhibit area with their permanent collection, they did allow photography. They had some gems -
Always exciting to see a piece by Emil Carlsen - another one on my list of favorite painters...
Some other great pieces in their permanent collection....
|Close up to show detail and brushwork|
The Seattle Art Museum has a European Masters Show going on that was good. The definte highlight of that show for me was the Rembrandt self portrait. They use it as the image to advertise the show, so you can see it here.
I'll keep my 'art history' lesson from our travels to small bites. Easier to digest that way.
Next up, Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943) - a female painter in Yellowstone and beyond. Very interesting woman in her time. Stay tuned.
Our Yellowstone Zoo
- photos from our windows -
Photos of elk, I took from the office this morning.
|Group of big horn sheep rams.|
This time of year, there may be more wildlife in town than people!
Now, with all the new art inspiration....back to the easel I go!