Tag Archives: European art

From the Collection: Monumental Orientalist Vase

  You may  have noticed that some of our past “From the Collection” posts have highlighted new acquisitions.  Just in the last year we explored a pair of paintings by Alexandre Cabanel and a painting by Franz Ittenbach. When museum curators buy new artwork … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

From the Collection: A Pair of Paintings by Alexandre Cabanel

What makes an artist influential? Most would say it the art he or she creates, because most likely that artwork was created in some sort of special way. And although that is true, I would argue that that is only … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Questions of Provenance: William and Gertrude Schuchardt

In the past, in posts related to provenance (or the history of an artwork, such as who has owned it and where it’s been), we’ve talked a little bit about credit lines.  Credit lines are the part of an object … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From the Collection: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Three Cuirassiers, Part 1

There is so much commentary surrounding the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901) and his ‘celebrity’. Certainly, with just at the mention of his name, shimmering glimpses of Parisian nightlife in come to mind. But what would surprise most, I … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From the Collection: The Nudes of Anders Zorn

The current exhibition in the European works on paper rotation space (on view until July 31) is Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Painter-Etcher. Featuring all 18 prints in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection by Zorn, this is the first time ever that … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment