Manet and Modern Beauty: The Late Career of the Painter
French painter Édouard Manet is perhaps best known for
his large scale paintings like Olympia
and Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, both of
which stoked controversy when they were first displayed. But in later life,
with his health deteriorating, the artist shifted his focus to luscious still
lifes, delicate pastels and watercolors, and portraits of social types like the
parisienne or the dandy.
The exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty focuses on this often overlooked period of Manet’s career, from the late 1870s through his early death in 1883. In this episode, curators Emily Beeny and Scott Allan discuss key works from the exhibition and what they teach us about modernity and Manet.
One of the most successful artists of the Italian
Renaissance, Titian was the master of the sixteenth-century Venetian school and
admired by his royal patrons and fellow artists alike. Several of his
contemporaries, including the authors and art theorists Giorgio Vasari, Francesco
Priscianese, Pietro Aretino, and Ludovico Dolce, wrote accounts of Titian’s
life and work.
In this episode, Getty assistant curator of paintings Laura
Llewellyn discusses what these “lives” teach us about Titian and the artistic
debates and rivalries of his time. All of these biographies are gathered
together in Lives of Titian, recently
published by the Getty as part of our Lives of the Artists series.
Today on Art + Ideas, we’re bringing you an episode from Getty’s new podcast, Recording Artists. In season one, Radical Women, host Helen Molesworth uses archival interviews to explore the lives of six women artists—Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yoko Ono, and Eva Hesse. Molesworth also speaks with contemporary artists and art historians to make sense of what it meant—and still means—to be a woman and an artist.
This episode focuses on Lee Krasner (1908–1984). Artists
Lari Pittman and Amy Sillman join the discussion.