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4 days ago

Art Complex Museum

Winter Sundays are for reading in front of the fireplace! This fireplace, illustrated by American artist Wanda Gág, belonged to Lewis Gannett, editor of the New York Herald Tribune with whom she had a love affair in the 1930s. The chiaroscuro effect of light and shadow mingles with a vibrant line, almost causing the andirons to “dance.” Some art critics noted the Disney-like characteristics of Gag’s inanimate objects.

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Wanda Gág, American, 1893-1946
Lewis Gannett’s Fireplace, 1930, wood engraving
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#WandaGág #americanartists #winterweather #winterinnewengland #millionsofcats #winterreading #americanlithography #americanprintmaking
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Winter Sundays are for reading in front of the fireplace! This fireplace, illustrated by American artist Wanda Gág, belonged to Lewis Gannett, editor of the New York Herald Tribune with whom she had a love affair in the 1930s. The chiaroscuro effect of light and shadow mingles with a vibrant line, almost causing the andirons to “dance.” Some art critics noted the Disney-like characteristics of Gag’s inanimate objects. 

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Wanda Gág, American, 1893-1946
Lewis Gannett’s Fireplace, 1930, wood engraving 
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#WandaGág #americanartists #winterweather #winterinnewengland #millionsofcats #winterreading #americanlithography #americanprintmaking

1 week ago

Art Complex Museum

The Art Complex Museum is hiring! We are looking to hire a full-time Communications and Programs Coordinator, to begin in the spring of 2022. We have hired a search firm to help us with the process, and a link to the full job profile can be seen on their website, here: museum-search.com/all-searches/2021/1/24/art-complex-museum.

This new person will be in charge of our communications and PR strategies and will work with all staff to coordinate and advertise our public programming. We are looking for someone with excellent writing and editing skills, a good photographer and someone who can increase our social media presence and content. This person should also be someone willing to step out and develop relationships with media contacts and other cultural connectors. We also want this person to live locally, within a reasonable commute to the museum. Thank you!

#jobopportunity #nowhiring #communications #museumjobs #massachusettsmuseum #artsandculture
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The Art Complex Museum is hiring! We are looking to hire a full-time Communications and Programs Coordinator, to begin in the spring of 2022. We have hired a search firm to help us with the process, and a link to the full job profile can be seen on their website, here: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2021/1/24/art-complex-museum.

This new person will be in charge of our communications and PR strategies and will work with all staff to coordinate and advertise our public programming. We are looking for someone with excellent writing and editing skills, a good photographer and someone who can increase our social media presence and content. This person should also be someone willing to step out and develop relationships with media contacts and other cultural connectors. We also want this person to live locally, within a reasonable commute to the museum.  Thank you!

#jobopportunity #nowhiring #communications #museumjobs #massachusettsmuseum #artsandculture

2 weeks ago

Art Complex Museum

American artist John Singer Sargent was born on this day in 1856. This important canvas from the ACM's permanent collection was created during the summer of 1914. Following the outbreak of World War I, the world-renowned painter and his English travel companions were detained in the Austrian Tyrol (a region of the Austrian/Northern Italian Alps) without passports or money. Sargent settled himself at two residences while in South Tyrol, at the Cappella Inn in Kolfuschg, and at the house of an old acquaintance, in Sankt Lorenzen.

During his stay, Sargent found interesting and unusual subject matter in Tyrolese crucifixes and graveyards, which he painted. The dark palette and religious nature of this work suggests the somber mood that affected the artist’s holiday as a result of the war. The melancholy theme of The Confession is slightly tempered by the opulent sheen of the confessor’s black cloak and the warm cream and gold tones found in the celebrant’s robe, the wall and picture frames.

John Singer Sargent, American, 1856-1925
The Confession, 1914, Oil on canvas
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#sargentsbirthday #artcomplexmuseum #religiousart #americanartists #johnsingersargent #artistbirthdays
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American artist John Singer Sargent was born on this day in 1856. This important canvas from the ACMs permanent collection was created during the summer of 1914. Following the outbreak of World War I, the world-renowned painter and his English travel companions were detained in the Austrian Tyrol (a region of the Austrian/Northern Italian Alps) without passports or money. Sargent settled himself at two residences while in South Tyrol, at the Cappella Inn in Kolfuschg, and at the house of an old acquaintance, in Sankt Lorenzen. 

During his stay, Sargent found interesting and unusual subject matter in Tyrolese crucifixes and graveyards, which he painted. The dark palette and religious nature of this work suggests the somber mood that affected the artist’s holiday as a result of the war. The melancholy theme of The Confession is slightly tempered by the opulent sheen of the confessor’s black cloak and the warm cream and gold tones found in the celebrant’s robe, the wall and picture frames. 

John Singer Sargent, American, 1856-1925
The Confession, 1914, Oil on canvas
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#sargentsbirthday #artcomplexmuseum #religiousart #americanartists #johnsingersargent #artistbirthdays 
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3 weeks ago

Art Complex Museum

Brrr! Winter has arrived!
Snow is falling in New England today! ☃️❄️☃️

Many of artist Martin Lewis’s images are snapshots of the activity on the streets of New York City. Lewis especially liked creating compositions from unusual perspectives, depicting inclement weather and using interesting sources of light. Stoops in the Snow is among Lewis’s many masterful achievements. To suggest accumulating snow on the streets, stairs, and stoops of this sidewalk scene, Lewis used a density of dots by pressing sandpaper into a soft-ground coating on the etching plate. In other areas he selectively scraped the plate clean to create wispy white lines that represented gusting wind, pounding rain, or swirling snow. The hunched-over figures celebrate the Ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai that the artist studied while living in Japan.

🎨Martin Lewis, Australian American, 1881-1962
Stoops in the Snow, 1930, drypoint and sand ground
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#artcomplexmuseum #martinlewis #americanprintmaking #americanart #snowstorm #newenglandweather #ukiyoe #influence #newyorkcity #snowscene #letitsnow #snowystoop
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Brrr! Winter has arrived! 
Snow is falling in New England today! ☃️❄️☃️

Many of artist Martin Lewis’s images are snapshots of the activity on the streets of New York City. Lewis especially liked creating compositions from unusual perspectives,  depicting inclement weather and using interesting sources of light. Stoops in the Snow is among Lewis’s many masterful achievements. To suggest accumulating snow on the streets, stairs, and stoops of this sidewalk scene, Lewis used a density of dots by pressing sandpaper into a soft-ground coating on the etching plate. In other areas he selectively scraped the plate clean to create wispy white lines that represented gusting wind, pounding rain, or swirling snow. The hunched-over figures celebrate the Ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai that the artist studied while living in Japan. 

🎨Martin Lewis, Australian American, 1881-1962
Stoops in the Snow, 1930, drypoint and sand ground
92.079

#artcomplexmuseum #martinlewis #americanprintmaking #americanart #snowstorm #newenglandweather #ukiyoe #influence #newyorkcity #snowscene #letitsnow #snowystoop

4 weeks ago

Art Complex Museum

Happy New Year from the Art Complex Museum! 🎉🍾We hope you enjoy a safe celebration ringing in 2022. 🎉🎉🍾🍾

This colorful lithograph created by Alexander Calder was among his early prints from the 1960s that included mostly lithographs. The artist felt that printmaking was a distinctive medium with which to create artwork. One of America's best-known sculptors, Calder became famous for his kinetic abstract mobiles and stabiles that were first shown in the United States in 1932.

Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
Composition (Yellow Boomerang with Blue, Black and Red Shapes), 1962, colored lithograph, 2019.9
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Happy New Year from the Art Complex Museum! 🎉🍾We hope you enjoy a safe celebration ringing in 2022. 🎉🎉🍾🍾

This colorful lithograph created by Alexander Calder was among his early prints from the 1960s that included mostly lithographs. The artist felt that printmaking was a distinctive medium with which to create artwork. One of Americas best-known sculptors, Calder became famous for his kinetic abstract mobiles and stabiles that were first shown in the United States in 1932. 

Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
Composition (Yellow Boomerang with Blue, Black and Red Shapes), 1962, colored lithograph, 2019.9
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