Side by Side: Oberlin's Masterworks at the Phillips combines masterworks from the collections of the Allen Memorial Art Museum and The Phillips Collection. The 25 works on loan from Oberlin date from the 16th to the 20th centuries, and include stellar works by artists of the British, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Italian, and Spanish schools.
Oct 9, 2010 - Jan 9, 2011
Truth Beauty Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art 1845–1945
Photographic pictorialism, an international movement, a philosophy, and a style, developed toward the end of the 19th century. The introduction of the dry-plate process, in the late 1870s, and of the Kodak camera, in 1888, made taking photographs relatively easy, and photography became widely practiced.
Tayo Heuser translates the luminosity of Mark Rothko's paintings into three dimensions with large-scale wall-mounted sculptures of glowing, colored forms drawn in ink, designed to rise along the spiral flow of the Goh Annex stairwell.
In the early 1950s, Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) created a series of paintings nearly without paint, working in graphite and oil on canvas to produce works that are both complex and spare. "White," he said, "is something you endlessly return to."
Robert Ryman (b. 1930) is an American painter best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings. Ryman was born in Tennessee and began his career as a jazz musician. Soon after arriving in New York in 1952 to pursue his music, he started to paint.