Drawing Cats, Past and Present

The Cincinnati Art Museum is currently hosting a suite of exhibitions celebrating feline art spanning thousands of years.

Modern Cat” brings together 20 prints from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection, dating from about 1890 to 1980. The works reveal cats ranging from a slinky Art Nouveau color lithograph by Théophile Steinlen to the whimsical abstraction of Joan Miró. Cats were especially attractive to mid-century Modernists such as Charley and Edie Harper and Inagaki Tomoo. The feline’s quintessential character traits and exquisite form are depicted using a variety of printmaking techniques into compelling, colorful works of art.

Also on display is “Master Cat,” a selection of master prints and drawings spanning several centuries from artists such as Durer, Rembrandt and Goya. Meanwhile “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through approximately 80 different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection.

Source: Exhibition of the Month: Drawing Cats, Past and Present – Artist’s Network

Artist: Kym Greeley and the New Newfoundland Painting

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Longing to paint the landscape she knew, [Greeley] turned to the Internet for source material, but found very little that reflected her idea of this place. Newfoundland, for her, was not a red-haired child running through a soft field. It was not a brightly coloured home perched on a quiet harbour. For Greeley, her memory of Newfoundland’s landscape was dominated by its monotonous main artery, the Trans-Canada, Route 1, experienced through a car window on the way from one place to another.

Source: Kym Greeley and the New Newfoundland Painting

Restoring Tom Thomson’s The Jack Pine

Painted in the winter of 1916-17 and purchased by the National Gallery in 1918, The Jack Pine is once again on a European tour. After being part of Painting Canada, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, UK, this work and others are now on their way to Oslo’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. The exhibition opens in Oslo on Jan 29. Before The Jack Pine left Canada it underwent the most extensive cleaning and restoration in its history. This short, behind the scenes video, takes you through just how that restoration was done.

Artist: Alice Pasquini

I first encountered Alice’s work in an incredible video featuring her graffiti art — unfortunately it was on Facebook, so I couldn’t figure out how to link to it sensibly. Google her stuff — she’s incredible.

Alice Pasquini’s artwork is seen not only on urban surfaces and walls, but also in galleries and museums in more than one hundred different cities around the world. Alice travels continuously and her preferred canvases are city walls.

Source: Alice Pasquini