For some artists, it’s the rustic solitude that has drawn them to Door County. For others, it’s the vibrant tourist trade that keeps them in business.
For out artist Ed Fenendael, it’s both – along with a lifelong love of the scenery.
Japanese architect Toyo Ito, whose buildings have been praised for their fluid beauty and balance between the physical and virtual world, has won the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prize’s jury announced earlier this week.
The 71-year-old architect joins such masters as Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano and Wang Su in receiving the honor that’s been called architecture’s Nobel Prize. Ito, the sixth Japanese architect to receive the prize, was recognized for the libraries, houses, theaters, offices and other buildings he has designed in Japan and beyond.
An exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum will look at the evolution of color photography in the 20th century.
It will explore the historical developments from 1907 to 1981 that led to color photography becoming the norm in popular culture and fine art.
The Milwaukee Art Museum is the second stop for a tour of 48 paintings from the historic Kenwood House outside of London. While the building, a masterpiece of neoclassical elegance, undergoes restoration, the art is taking a working vacation. It is an exquisitely charming guest in Milwaukee.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has reopened after a seven-month renovation, kicking off with “Van Gogh At Work,” an exhibition that shows the famously tortured artist’s working methods right down to his paints, brushes and other tools.
Appropriately, the final painting curators hung this week was a self-portrait in which Vincent Van Gogh painted himself behind a canvas, brushes and palette in hand. Nearby, on loan from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, are an actual palette and paints that Van Gogh used.
Celebrities, dance halls, Champagne and bicycles. Those are some of the subjects of “Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec & His Contemporaries,” the marquee exhibition on view this summer at the Milwaukee Art Museum. These large works on paper from the late 19th and early 20th centuries were created more for commercial interests than as art for art’s sake.
University of Wisconsin artists are joining artists from across the nation for an art exhibition on light in Madison.
The 2013 Biennial Neon and Light Exhibition will take place Friday and Saturday and is lit only by the art itself.
The Art Institute of Chicago has opened a major exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso.
The museum is celebrating the Spanish artist and his relationship with the city. “Picasso and Chicago” opened Feb. 20 and features 250 works.
Lon Michels has a penchant for patterns and vivacious decoration – whether it’s on the surface of a canvas, on a chair in the shape of a high-heeled platform shoe, a fur coat, or a mounted deer head. “Life Lived Large,” the current exhibition of Michels’ work at Tory Folliard Gallery, gathers together all these disparate media.