Last night we visited the extraordinary exhibition at the Frist. My personal favorites were The Poplars At Saint Remy by Vincent Van Gogh, Construction Site At Amsterdam
by George Hendrick Breitner and The Fall Of The Angels by Auguste Rodin and Elixir by Angelo Filomeno (could not find a picture-you have to see it to believe it-silk and embroidery with heavy symbolism) There were many other works that thrilled me as well. It may be my favorite exhibition ever at the Frist.
"Monet, van Gogh, Rodin and Picasso: All four of these artists served as agents of change. They also placed great demands on the viewer: Monet with his distinct brushstrokes; van Gogh with his powerfully expressive use of color; Rodin with his incredible realism and the play of light across a three-dimensional surface; and Picasso with his shattering of form and many previously held notions about art."
"As the art capital of the world, Paris provided unparalleled conditions for the formation and exchange of creative ideas and drew artists from across Europe like a magnet."
I see a similar phenomenon occurring slowly but surely in the Nashville area. May it continue and may we be a part of it.
Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art in Nashville at the Frist Center For Visual Arts February 15–June 1, 2008