SophieCharlotteRoland

Mar 12
aleyma:

Odilon Redon, Vase of Flowers, 1916 (source).

aleyma:

Odilon Redon, Vase of Flowers, 1916 (source).


Mar 1
aleyma:

Yoshida Hiroshi, Shizhongshan, 1940 (source).

aleyma:

Yoshida Hiroshi, Shizhongshan, 1940 (source).


Feb 28
design-is-fine:

William Turner of Oxford, Stonehenge at Twilight, 1840. Watercolour on paper. 

design-is-fine:

William Turner of Oxford, Stonehenge at Twilight, 1840. Watercolour on paper. 


aleyma:

Roman or Byzantine, Glass cosmetic flask, c.4th century (source).

aleyma:

Roman or Byzantine, Glass cosmetic flask, c.4th century (source).


Feb 26
Carreau du temple

Carreau du temple


Klara Kristalova: Underworld / Galerie Perrotin, New York

ceramicsnow:

Klara Kristalova Underworld exhibition at Galerie Perrotin New York

Klara Kristalova: Underworld / Galerie Perrotin, New York
February 27 - April 12, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, February 27, 6-8 pm.

There is something fascinating about circuses, not the big productions kind, but the small family type that travel around the countryside. They aren’t perfect but you get a sense that they really try; the kind of atmosphere were strange things can happen but we are still close to ordinary life. – Klara Kristalova

Galerie Perrotin, New York is pleased to present “UNDERWORLD”, its first solo exhibition by Klara Kristalova in New York and the artist’s fourth solo show with Galerie Perrotin.

Klara Kristalova constructs a dark, odd, and yet familiar world. The characters that inhabit her universe are peculiar, alone, quiet, perhaps lost, as if they have just escaped from a cruel tale, waiting for a passer-by to stop and indicate the way. Made from glazed ceramics, Kristalova ‘s figures carry a raw, vulnerable, human feel to them. Drawing from Nordic storytelling and traditional myths, Kristalova manages to convey basic human emotions such as fear, love, sadness and guilt, which emerge from her work like memories from our own childhood.

For her first exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, New York, Kristalova presents a series of new characters who form an ambiguous circus cast: performing acrobats, a bird with a girl’s face, a boy with mosquito wings, a magician’s daughter. How they ended up together is for us to guess though don’t be fooled by their seemingly innocent look. As with “Double Face”, they all carry their own enigma of good and evil. Perhaps they deserve their fate; perhaps they are unaware of their own condition. Kristalova crafts their portraits at a specific moment of their mysterious lives, providing us with a few elements before the curtain drops and the show begins, leaving us to write the rest of our their narrative.

Kristalova was born in former Czechoslovakia in 1967 and moved to Sweden with her parents when she was only a year old. She studied at the Royal University College of Fine Art in Stockholm and lives in Norrtälje, Sweden. Recent exhibitions include the Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden (2012), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2012), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2011) and SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (2009), among many others.

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Sep 16
artemisdreaming:

The Rehearsal, 1873, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Edgar Degas

artemisdreaming:

The Rehearsal, 1873, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Edgar Degas

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May 26

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