Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting at the Dallas Museum of Art

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. This fabulous exhibit  will open at the Dallas Museum of Art  in late October 2014.

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse showcases approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne. It  highlights this painting genre that was popular in France during the 1800s.  This exhibition  includes  8 works from the DMA’s collection, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue.

The exhibition will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art from October 26, 2014 to February 8, 2015. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse requires an $8.00 special exhibition ticket.

Brettell Lecture: Matters of Intent: Van Gogh’s Still Lifes

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.

Van Gogh used still life in facinating ways in order to master each new challenge he set for himself as an artist, such as capturing the essence of rural life, learning the use of modern color, or expressing his appreciation for nature.  The painter’s still lifes often represented intensely personal commentaries and were instrumental in the unfolding of his oeuvre.

Join Dr. Cornelia Homburg, independent scholar and curator, as she investigaes the impact of van Gogh’s intense focus on specific objects. After 3:00 p.m. the day of the event, tickets will no longer be available online but can be purchased at the Visitor Services Desks at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Gauguin and Van Gogh: A Dialogue of Bouquets

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

When Gauguin came to Arles to join van Gogh as the second painter in “The Studio of the South” in 1888, he was shown to his bedroom decorated by two recently painted floral still-lifes of sunflowers. Gauguin also painted a portrait of van Gogh painting the sunflowers and, many years later, Gauguin planted a flower garden in Tahiti and painted four major floral still-life paintings that recall his time with van Gogh.

Join Dr. Richard R. Brettell, The Margaret McDermott Chair of Art & Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas and author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Gauguin’s paintings, for a consideration of this dialogue of floral still-life paintings in detail with reference from both artist’s writings.

Late Night lectures are FREE.

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