Cleveland Art, November/December 2016

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  • Member Magazine
Published: November 1, 2016

In this issue of the members magazine: Albert Oehlen; Pastels from the Collection; Centennial loans; Gallery game.

COVER a pastel, Paris Subway, Ferris Wheel and Eiffel Tower by Gino Severini

Woods near Oehle

Reto Thüring, curator of contemporary art, spoke with us about Albert Oehlen: Woods near Oehle, the museum’s largest exhibition of a living artist’s work in its history. Opening in December, the exhibition highlights key series within Oehlen’s oeuvre alongside the works of other artists who have hel...

Bäume, 2004. Albert Oehlen (German, born 1954). Oil and paper on wood, two sections; 265 x 385 cm. Courtesy of the artist. © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Galerie Max Hetzler Archive

Pure Color

Made from powdered pigments combined with a water-soluble binder, pastels are simultaneously fragile and robust. Some artists have used the medium for its hazy, vaporous qualities, others for its vigorous graphic effects. Capable of offering an infinite range of hue, unrivaled in freshness and inten...

Piero di Cosimo’s Hunting Scene

Although he was a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci and only a few years older than Michelangelo and Raphael, Piero di Cosimo followed his own path, diverging from the idealization of form and the emphasis on balance and harmony that characterize works by the three artists most closely associated wi...

A Hunting Scene, c. 1494–1500. Piero di Cosimo (Italian, 1462–1521). Tempera and oil transferred to Masonite; 70.5 x 169.5 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert Gordon, 1875, 75.7.2. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art Resource, NY

The Lute Player

With its luminous color palette, striking asymmetrical composition, and graceful subject, The Lute Player is among Orazio Gentileschi’s greatest paintings. As a Baroque artist who came of age in early 17th-century Rome, Gentileschi was part of a revolution in painting that turned away from the previ...

The Lute Player, c. 1612/1620. Orazio Gentileschi (Italian, 1563–1639). Oil on canvas; 143.5 x 129 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1962.8.1

Madonna at the Fountain

The surviving work of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck consists of a small number of painstakingly detailed oil paintings of astonishing verisimilitude. Today considered the most significant Northern Renaissance artist of the 15th century, van Eyck gained prestige that rests largely upon his unrivaled s...

Madonna at the Fountain, 1439. Jan van Eyck (Flemish, c. 1390–1441). Oil on panel; 19 x 12.5 cm. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium, inv. no. 411. © Lukas–Art in Flanders VZW / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images

Popes by Numbers

Francis Bacon is considered one of the most prominent figures of modern British art alongside his one-time friends Lucian Freud, Leon Kossof, and Frank Auerbach. These artists—who rose to prominence within two decades of one another and are often referred to as the “London school”—were all dedicated...

Study for Portrait VI, 1953. Francis Bacon (British, born Ireland, 1909–1992). Oil on canvas; 151.5 x 116.2 cm. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase Fund, 58.35. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY