Archive for April 2010

Art Overload this Weekend

This weekend should be insanely busy for anyone even remotely interested in current art production.  Art Chicago opens, MFA shows, exhibition openings, and panels, panels, panels. Read on for ideas of what to do and see. The Art Chicago conglomerate of fairs returns to the Merchandise Mart this year.  The fairs include Art Chicago itself,... Read more »

Review of Paschke Exhibitions, Richard Hull

I spent my weekend visiting the complementary and concurrent Ed Paschke exhibitions at Russell Bowman Art Advisory and Alan Koppel Gallery and writing a review.  Check out my review of Ed Paschke on ArtSlant, also this week on ArtSlant, Marla Seidell reviews Richard Hull at Western Exhibitions. 

The Artistic Spirit of Satire--Daumier Continued

We’ve been looking at the spirit of 19th century French artist Honoré Daumier this week and last week on the Chicago Art Blog.  Last week we looked at Daumier himself a bit, then we looked at Daumier’s legacy and a Chicago Reader cover.  This week we’ve been discussing the Chicago Aldermen and a recent exhibition... Read more »
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Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, Cont'd

I’ll pick up on this ongoing story tomorrow, I was delayed by technical issues.  Until then, read the beginnings of this, Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, and Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, Continued. Check back tomorrow!

The Artistic Spirit of Satire--Daumier Continued

Last week the Chicago Art Blog was looking at the artwork of Honore Daumier and what Chicago could learn from his legacy and how it could be carried on.  I pointed out a recent cover of the Chicago Reader as a heir to Daumier’s legacy of satire, as well as a bronze bust by Daumier... Read more »

Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, update

The follow up post to Tuesday’s “Chicago Needs a Living Daumier” will post tomorrow with a look at Louis XVI and the Chicago Reader, so check back soon!
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Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, Cont'd

This week we have been discussing Honoré Daumier‘s art, which incorporated his satire of Parisian politics and society.  Given the state of Chicago and Illinois politics, I think this is the perfect time for Chicago’s artists to take up Daumier’s mantle and mock, to provoke recognition and change.  Even better, it seems that many artists... Read more »

Chicago Needs a Living Daumier

Honoré Daumier was a 19th century French artist who caricatured contemporary French society; its politicians, its bourgeoisie and its social behaviors.  In 21st century Chicago we need Daumier’s spirit to live again.  We certainly have enough to mock. Honoré Daumier. “Self Portrait.” Cast 1956. Daumier’s artistic output was dominated by his printmaking (he produced over... Read more »