Opening May 4th at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California is the group show “Vanguard.” The show features a great line-up including the artist Seth Armstrong. Here, exclusively, is a look at his entire process from start to finish. Check it out below:
“You ate SAND?”
One of 30ish portraits that is on display at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX until May 25th.
Léon Bonnat, An Egyptian Peasant Woman and her Child, 1869-70
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
When it was exhibited in the Salon of 1870, this painting was recognized as a departure from the historical and mythological works that Bonnat had shown previously. The artist is said to have based its subject on a woman and child he had seen in Egypt the prior year, during the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal.
First celebrated in Paris, the painting continued to garner praise after John Wolfe acquired it and brought it to New York. It was reproduced on the cover of the art review The Aldine in August 1875 and was included in the Centennial Loan Exhibition, held at the New York Historical Society in 1876. Bought by Catharine Lorillard Wolfe at the auction of her cousin’s collection in 1882 and bequeathed to the Metropolitan five years later, upon its debut at the Museum it was deemed “a true and vital portrait of two clearly realized individuals [with] a wonderful dignity, sobriety, strength, and beauty.”
Divine Mercy Shrine, El Salvador