Friday, October 19, 2012

Sample Raleigh's "Visual Feast" @ the NCMA!

This past Wednesday, I was lucky enough to enjoy an exclusive social+media preview of the new Still-Life Masterpieces exhibit at the NCMA, opening this weekend. This eclectic collection is a  "visual feast" for the eyes, meant to be enjoyed by people of all ages at a relaxing, leisurely pace and to enjoy the art of still-life paintings as it was interpreted from 16th century artists through modern day.

The exhibit features work from greats such as Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, and reflects their take on still-life art. There is plenty to look at and enjoy, including glass cases featuring an assortment of decorative objects used throughout the ages, each with a fascinating history of their own. The exhibit features interesting and clever artist pairings with a focus on the use of different mediums, color palettes, themes and techniques.

Still-Life Masterpieces is a collection from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the NCMA is the only US venue for this show, making this a very special opportunity for Raleigh and the local community. The collection features over 70 paintings  and decorative arts spanning 400 years.
Still-Life Masterpieces is an amazing opportunity to see some of the greatest artists of all time, featured in one collection. And it's here. In Raleigh!

SPECIAL EVENT: Octoberfeast at the NCMA on Sunday, October 21 is a family festival and will allow for free admission kids under 12 to this exhibit. Get more info by clicking here.

OCTOBER 21, 2012 - JANUARY 13, 2013

NCMA's real life "still life". A delicious assortment of breakfast treats.
Stanton MacDonald-Wright.  1923.
Paul Cezanne. 1890-94.

Levi Wells Prentice. 1892.

Sam Taylor-Wood.  2001.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. 1869.

Akira Arita. 1980.

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