Paul Durand-Ruel invested in Pissarro after the artist had lost almost his entire life's work, over 1,000 of his paintings, pillaged in the Franco-Prussian War. 'The Lock at Pontoise', painted when he returned to France from London can be seen in our exhibition 'Inventing Impressionism' which opens this Wednesday.http://bit.ly/1LifAfk
Before #TheDress, there was Op art like Bridget Riley's painting "Current" on our 4th Floor. http://bit.ly/1EUfbh6
[Bridget Riley. "Current." 1964]
Movement in Squares, 1961.
|Born||Bridget Louise Riley|
24 April 1931 (age 83)
Norwood London, England, UK
|Education||Goldsmiths College, Royal College of Art|
|Known for||Painting and Drawing|
More than a month’s worth of visitors piled into the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester when it reopened after a £15m ($23m) revamp on February 14th. To celebrate, its spirited director, Maria Balshaw, put on a welcome-back show that did both city and gallery proud http://econ.st/17waj6n
The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester reopened on 14 February after a £15 million refurbishment that has transformed the 125 year old gallery and fully integrated it with the park.
Nearly 18,000 visitors joined in the celebrations over the weekend - 2,000 more visitors than the gallery would record in an average month prior to closing.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/1AleFaL
Photos by David Levene
Tomorrow, John Walsh BA '61, a specialist in Dutch paintings, concludes his lecture series at the Yale University Art Gallery exploring the history of 17th c. Dutch painting. Watch:http://bit.ly/1FkxJHa
[Excerpt: Lecture 1, Abraham Bloemaert’s "Deluge" and the Dawn of the Golden Age]
This painting by Abraham Bloemaert is the subject of the first lecture in a six-week series titled A History of Dutch Painting in Six Pictures given by John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum and specialist in Dutch paintings. The lecture, "Abraham Bloemaert’s Deluge (ca. 1590-95) and the Dawn of the Golden Age," begins at 1:30 pm TODAY in the Gallery's lecture hall. See you there! Learn more here: http://artgallery.yale.edu/programs/dutch-painting
Note: A video of each lecture will be available on the Gallery's YouTube channel within a few days of its delivery.youtube.com/yaleartgallery