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Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from the Critics

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from the Critics

In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view July 19-October 11) is a celebration of still-life painting, particularly the floral still life. In another blog we listed some quotes on the subject from the artists themselves. Here, we discuss what contemporary critics thought of the still life. More

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists

In Bloom, Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view at the Denver Art Museum July 19-October 11) celebrates the floral still life. During the 1800s, the still life genre was gaining the approval of contemporary critics and the public. More

15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

"For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem." – Joan Miró

For Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination we collected many quotes. Some of them appear on the walls in the exhibition. Below is a selection of our favorite quotes by Miró on the creative process, artistic goals, his inspiration, and his beliefs about old age. More

It was the Most Wonderful Diamond I Have Ever Seen & Other Brilliant Quotes 

It was the Most Wonderful Diamond I Have Ever Seen & Other Brilliant Quotes 

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century explores how Cartier became a leader in jewelry innovation and craftsmanship. Read some insights on Cartier from family members, designers, and admirers to whet your appetite for the exhibition. More

"...All I Thought of Was Making My Colors Sing" & 13 Other Quotes from Henri Matisse

"...All I Thought of Was Making My Colors Sing" & 13 Other Quotes from Henri Matisse

The Denver Art Museum exhibition Matisse and Friends showcases 14 extraordinary works of art from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Henri Matisse, who is represented by four works in the show, was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century and a central figure in the radical movement known as "fauvism" (fauve is French for wild beast). Here are a few great quotes that get at his experimental and expressive nature. More

23 Quotes from O’Keeffe,  Picasso, Van Gogh & Other Artists Featured in Modern Masters

23 Quotes from O’Keeffe, Picasso, Van Gogh & Other Artists Featured in Modern Masters

Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery features paintings and sculptures by some of the most well-known artists of the twentieth century, including Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein. More

10 Quotes from Monet, Cézanne & Others Who Inspired Passport to Paris

10 Quotes from Monet, Cézanne & Others Who Inspired Passport to Paris

How can a museum exhibition tell a sweeping story of 300 years of social, historic, and artistic change? In Passport to Paris, we relied on three pretty amazing groups of art objects to do a lot of the heavy lifting, but art doesn’t always speak on its own. To help us tell the story, we turned to artists, critics, and even King Louis XIV. Here are ten quotes that you’ll find on the walls and labels in the Passport to Paris galleries. More

20 Quotes from Vincent van Gogh

20 Quotes from Vincent van Gogh

Here are 20 of the quotes incorporated on the exhibition's gallery labels, audio guide, and elsewhere as part of the only-in-Denver portrayal of Vincent van Gogh's progression to becoming one of the world's most recognizable artists. More