Archive: August 2015 - Brenda Hash, PSA

From Oldest to Largest at the Kimbell

From Oldest to Largest at the Kimbell

The oldest painting in the Kimbell’s Botticelli to Braque exhibition is one they tried to purchase for themselves in 1999, Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child also known as the Wemyss Madonna (c. 1490). In the final hours Read more...

The Vale of Dedham at the Kimbell

The Vale of Dedham at the Kimbell

Confession time… Normally I don’t spend allot of time in front of landscapes, but George Shackelford, deputy director of the Kimbell and curator of the Botticelli to Braque exhibition I recently visited, is said to have picked this painting as his favorite piece in the entire exhibit. He jokingly said  Read more...

An Interlude With Vigée Le Brun

An Interlude With Vigée Le Brun

I will return to my discussion of the Kimbell’s special exhibit of artwork from the Museums of Scotland, but let’s pause for one of my favorite artists from the early 1800’s, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. She is none other than Read more...