Looking out onto the water where sailboats glide towards the Boston skyline, lies ClipArt Gallery, tucked away in the new luxury Clippership apartments and condos of East Boston. Its debut exhibit, “East Boston: Present Tense,” curated by Marjorie Kaye, the founder of Galatea Fine Art in Boston, showcases juried work from East Boston artists in a small space, where “a variety of different mediums are represented.” Currently open exclusively to residents and viewable by the public on Saturdays, ClipArt Gallery invites guests to escape into the art, away from the bustling city in the distance. A patchwork of collaged earthy oranges, greens and blues coalesce in Dominick Takis’s “Picasso’s Byzantined Brains,” the first artwork to greet viewers. The 40” x 40” work is a maze for the eyes as they get lost in the rough textures, colored tiles and cut-outs of faces, inspired by Picasso’s Cubism … [Read more...] about SEASIDE ART: EAST BOSTON: PRESENT TENSE AT CLIPART
It’s Tuesday, June 12 and Kaveh Mojtabai, Artscope publisher, accompanied by Nancy Nesvet, writer, have the distinct pleasure of attending a talk at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland. The talk includes Sam Keller, foundation director, along with Chief Curator Raphael Bouvier, and Diana Widmaier Picasso, the granddaughter of Marie Therese Walter and Pablo Picasso. In honor of the exhibition of his work, The Early Picasso: The Blue and Rose Period, beginning later this year, these connoisseurs of his work shed light on Picasso’s early œuvre. Blue, the tone of his mood when his work was not yet selling in his early career, 1901-7; Rose the color of his figures when, in love with Marie Therese, resulted from his lifted mood. His courage showed in Demoiselles d’Avignon, a study for which Picasso’s friend Ernst Beyeler bought for his collection. This study was so cherished that … [Read more...] about It’s a beautiful day at the Beyeler Foundation.