The Chrysler Paintings: Personal Favorites

More for your enjoyment..

Picasso

Composition for La Bal de la Mer – idea came from costume balls Picasso and wife attended.

Another Picasso art form…While summering in the south of France Picasso admired a local pottery factory. He began working with them and for the next 25 years developed over 600 designs for vases, plates, and jugs. Aren’t they beautiful?

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Coco, his daughter
The Daughters of Durand-Ruel
Trees on a River Edge

Camille Pissaro

The Maidservant

Paul Cezanne

Bather and Rocks

Claude Monet

View of Vernon

Henri Laurens

The Bather

Edward Hopper

New York Pavements.. Hopper grew up an hour north of New York City, in Nyack, New York. For Hopper fans this is a must see with a homegrown museum and much of the town reproduced in his work.

Roman Bronze Works, 1921

Reclining Nude

George Barque

The Pink Tablecloth

Kees vonDongen

Femme du Monde

Susan Watkins

Marguerite

Enjoy the visit..

You never know what you may find..

Chrysler Art Museum: American and Modern

Let’s continue our tour with some Americana..

Washington Crossing the Delaware by George Caleb Bingham
Christmas Night 1776 General Washington and his army attacked British forces in Trenton, NJ.
His armies were victorious. This was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
and
another version Washington Crossing the Delaware
both by Edward Hicks

Miles Sherbrook by John Singleton Copley 1771. He was a prominent Boston businessman.

The 1800’s

The Hudson River School of Painting The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds by Thomas Cole. If ever visiting upstate New York check out the Thomas Cole home and Olana, the home of Frederick Church, another Hudson River School painter.

Winslow Homer – who could ever forget these scenes of American life?

The Shakers – a part of this time line in Americana.

Unaware of the Shakers? Research them, see the Ken Burns documentary. They were a fascinating group of people.

20th Century Americana

Mary Cassatt, The Family. Considered an American painter she was born in Pennsylvania and spent most of her life in France. She was part of the impressionism movement.

Frederick Childe Hassam – another noted American impressionist painter.

The Countess of Lathom by John Singer Sargent. Painting portraits were not his favorite but his creativity and artistic talent glows despite his dislike for the work.
More Americana by Leon Kroll, In The Hills. A painting done among the apple trees of the Catskill Mountains.

And a bit of the modern despite my disdain..

Tomorrow: Some French and Picasso works.

Chrysler Art Museum

The Chrysler Art Museum begins on the grounds with fascinating sculptures,

extending to a garden in memory of those lost in conflict,

till arrival at the main entrance.

What a spectacular spot.

The foyer is massed with flags and greenery and on this day dancers are performing.

There are areas for children to learn and explore.

The Museum’s art date back to the origins of mankind. In the Egyptian area the next to the sarcophagus is a short and interesting video about Egyptian embalming and their thoughts regarding afterlife. Note the quality of the sarcophagus and the etchings in the stone. This is a rare find.

Next stop is Greek and Roman statutes. Chrysler certainly had an eye for art with the quality works he selected.

On to African Art..

Then to Silk Road with a map of the location and Chinese Porcelains indigenous to the era and area..

The second floor collection houses European and American Art from the 12th to the 21st century. There also is a changing photography exhibit and focus area. Here’s a peek at some of the second floor treasures.

Some comic relief with Kehinde Wiley 20th century painting, St. Andrew, 1977, between two religious works of centuries prior.

Dutch and Flemish Masters

With a little Italian added to the mix,

as well as French..

Henri Matisse, painter and sculptor. “What I dream of is an art of balance.”

Tomorrow: Finishing the tour in America.