Thursday, 22 August 2019

Elisabeth (Nana) by Niki de Saint Phalle at the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art



Elisabeth (Nana) [1965] – Sculpture (resin on metallic structure) by Niki de Saint Phalle






Further information


Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMC)
1 place Hans Jean Arp - 67000 Strasbourg - France
MAMC Website

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Sketches from the North of France

A few sketches I did in the North of France earlier this year.

Two shops in Valenciennes.

Au Fil du Temps - inkpen and watercolour by Benoit Philippe

Cafe the 36 - Inkpen by Benoit Philippe

Two sketches done at the Lewarde Mining Historical Centre.

Busts of Charles Tauchon and Jules Marmottan - Inkpen by Benoit PHILIPPE

On the stove - inkpen by Benoit PHILIPPE

I did this last sketch literally in 5 minutes.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Le Salon de musique by Vassily Kandinsky –Strasbourg Museum of Mordern and Contemprorary Art











Le Salon de musique (the Music Room) 1931 - Three walls with ceramics by Vassily Kandinsky (Moscow, 1866 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1944)

This is a replica of the Artcurial galery in 1975 from a model from 1931. Provenance: Donation from L'Oréal in 2006.

Three Studies for the Music Room.







The Museum
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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Picasso –Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art



Personnage ceuillant des fleurs – Oil on panel by Pablo Picasso 



Personnages debout – Oil on panel by Pablo Picasso 


Buste de femme – Charcoal ond oil on canvas 



Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMC)
1 place Hans Jean Arp - 67000 Strasbourg - France
MAMC Website



Monday, 5 August 2019

Pont Saint-Thomas in Strasbourg



Pont Saint-Thomas - Ink pen and watercolour by Benoit Philippe


The Pont Saint-Thomas was built in 1841 and is one of the oldest cast iron bridge in France. The bridge goes over the Ill river in the centre of Strasbourg.



Friday, 2 August 2019

Gustave Doré at the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.


Gustave Doré was born in Strasbourg in 1832 and was a print maker, illustrator, comics artist, and caricaturist. He is famous for his wood carving illustrations of literary works from Balzac, Cervantes, Dante, Milton and Rabelais.

He was not successful as making a name for himself as a serious painter.

The Gustave Doré collection (432 works) was acquired by the museum mainly in 1992. The painting exhibited in the museum are influenced by romanticism. Some of them are extremely dark.

 


Le Christ Quittant Le Prétoire – Oil on Canvas (609 x 914 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Le Christ Quittant Le Prétoire (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (609 x 914 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Le Christ Quittant Le Prétoire (detail) – Oil on Canvas (609 x 914 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Le Christ Quittant Le Prétoire (detail) – Oil on Canvas (609 x 914 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Loch Leven – Oil on Canvas (111,8 x 195,6 cm) by Gustave Doré 



Loch Leven (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (111,8 x 195,6 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Loch Leven (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (111,8 x 195,6 cm) by Gustave Doré



Le Mont Sainte-Odile avec le mur païen – Oil on Canvas (195 x 131 cm) by Gustave Doré

 

Paysage des Pyrénées – Oil on Canvas (82 x 65 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Paysage des Pyrénées (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (82 x 65 cm) by Gustave Doré 



Les Martyrs Chrétiens (Sous-titre : La Nuit dans le Cirque) – Oil on Canvas (140 x 213,5 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Les Martyrs Chrétiens (Sous-titre : La Nuit dans le Cirque) (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (140 x 213,5 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Les Martyrs Chrétiens (Sous-titre : La Nuit dans le Cirque) (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (140 x 213,5 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Le Calvaire – Oil on Canvas (109,8 x 170,2 cm) by Gustave Doré 


Soir en Alsace – Oil on Canvas (191,8 x 127 cm) by Gustave Doré


Soir en Alsace (Detail) – Oil on Canvas (191,8 x 127 cm) by Gustave Doré


Further information


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1 place Hans Jean Arp - 67000 Strasbourg - France                                                                           

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The building of the museum has been conceived by the architect Adrien Fainsilber, who also created the building for the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. The Museum is located in the Petite France quarter of Strasbourg (France), along the river Ill.




To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art commissioned FAILE to paint some murals outside the museum. The murals are inspired by a poem titled From The Air We Share.
 

FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller that started in 1999. They make serigraphs, collage, murals, and installations. They are inspired by pop culture.
























A 4-meter high horse sculpture Hortus conclusus, by the Italian artist Mimmo Paladino is placed on the museum's roof.



Further resources

Official site of FAILE

MUSÉE D'ART MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAIN (MAMC)
1 place Hans Jean Arp 
67000 Strasbourg
France