Art Entertainment

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Martindale Artworks!

New Year 2015
Happy New Year 2015!

If you are an art lover, here are some movies, books and exhibitions you might be interested in.  I have not seen/read all of these, so you may wish to check out the links for more information before attending.  I am only passing these along as entertainment, not advertising for anyone or anything.

1. The younger set might like the animated movie ‘The Painting’ (2011), where the subjects and landscape of an unfinished painting come to life.  You can read more at IMDB.

2. One of the newest films out is titled ‘Big Eyes’ (2014).  It is the story of a husband who involves his wife and her paintings in one of the largest cases of art fraud and how she deals with it.  You can check it out at IMDB too.

3. One of my favorite books, ‘The Rescue Artist’, is about the theft of Edvard Munch’s iconic painting, ‘The Scream’.  It is written by Edward Dolnick and if you can’t find it at your local library, you can check it out at link above.

4. Other IMDB movies about art and artists can be found at the following link: art movies.

5. Exhibitons:

Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX- through January 25, 2015: Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musee d’Orsay

MoMA, New York, NY- through February 10, 2015: Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY- through January 25, 2015: Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI- through February 22,2015: Cutting It Close

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN- through January 25, 2015: Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

Various locations now through 2015: The Art of The Brick, featuring the Lego sculptures of Nathan Sawaya.  Yes, you read that correctly, Legos, those little, colorful plastic building blocks!

6. Another book that came out last spring is Self-Portrait: A Cultural History, by art historian and critic James Hall looks to be very good as well.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2015, may peace fill your world, love fill your heart, and color and wonder fill your life.  God Bless!