Which work in the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition did the artist complete in less than an hour? Which did he paint on a piece of patterned clothing material? Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone has the answers. Follow her through a brief introduction to the exhibition in this video.
(Left) Eugène Delacroix, The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius, undated. 25.6 x 31.7 in. The Van Asch van Wyck Trust (Right) Eugène Delacroix, Hercules and Alcestis, 1862. Oil on cardboard, 12 3/4 x 19 1/4 in. Acquired 1940. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
I recently stumbled on this article by Christopher Knight in The Los Angeles Times that reports on the possible discovery of a new work by Eugène Delacroix. The article states that a curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art believes The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius (above left) to be a previously unidentified painting by the artist. It’s currently included in an exhibition displayed next to similar works by the artist, as well as a known copy, to demonstrate the argument.
Compare it above with Delacroix’s Hercules and Alcestis from The Phillips Collection. What do you think?
Last month, a bear of an installation took over the corner of 21st and Q Streets in anticipation of Xavier Veilhan’s upcoming Intersections contemporary art project. Now the rest of Veilhan’s exhibition (IN)balance is installed in our galleries, and the artist takes a moment to discuss his diverse work—”using the floor, the walls, and the ceiling”—in this video.