Julika Lackner

Art Seen

Weapons of Mass Seduction at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco

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Georgia O'Keefe, "East River from the 30th Story of the Shelton Hotel", 1928, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, "East River from the 30th Story of the Shelton Hotel", 1928, Oil on Canvas

Charles Demuth, "Buildings", 1930-31, Tempera and plumbago on composition boards

Charles Demuth, "Buildings", 1930-31, Tempera and plumbago on composition boards

Charles Demuth, Fromt he Garden of the Chåteau, 1921-25, Oil on Canvas

Charles Demuth, Fromt he Garden of the Chåteau, 1921-25, Oil on Canvas

From the DeYoung Museum: "

Today a single tweet can reach millions of people instantaneously, but prior to the internet age, the mechanics of shaping public opinion by spreading information and ideas was more regulated, hierarchical, and specialized. For instance, during the First World War, complex military operations were needed to drop propaganda leaflet bombs from airplanes, saturating the landscape with paper messages targeting enemy soldiers and civilians. Ephemeral printed materials, in addition to radio broadcasts and motion pictures, were the primary vehicles of propaganda during the first half of the twentieth century. Among the most powerful tools of psychological warfare, propaganda posters weaponized the art of graphic design.

As international hostilities erupted during the 1910s and again in the 1930s, the American government and its foreign counterparts sought effective channels of communication with the public. Centralized bureaus—like the Committee on Public Information in the United States, the Ministry of Information in Great Britain, and the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda in Germany—looked to the worlds of art and advertising, recruiting painters, professional illustrators, and filmmakers to tell their stories.

This exhibition features a selection of World War I and II–era posters from the collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, shown alongside films, ephemera, and textiles from the 1910s to the 1940s. The design and content of these works demonstrate consistent strategies for selling ideas and manipulating public opinion that persist to the present day.

https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/weapons-of-mass-seduction

René Magritte at SFMOMA- The Fifth Season

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From the SFMOMA: "René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time. Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Together, the works reveal Magritte as an artist acutely attuned to the paradoxes at work within reality, and an enduring champion of the role of mystery in life and art."

https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/rene-magritte/

Pattern Inspiration in Santa Fe

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Patterns seen in the South West .... of the South West and other places  

Museum of Native American Art, New Mexico

Native American Rug

Native American Rug

Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe: 

Chinese Bedcover, 2015, Huangping County, Guizhou Provice, Cotton 

Chinese Bedcover, 2015, Huangping County, Guizhou Provice, Cotton 

Chinese Bedcover, Buyi, Guizhou Province, Cotton 

Chinese Bedcover, Buyi, Guizhou Province, Cotton 

Bedcover, Artist name unknown, ca 1930, Probably Zhuang, Nandan County, Guangxi Province

Bedcover, Artist name unknown, ca 1930, Probably Zhuang, Nandan County, Guangxi Province

Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe

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Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe. It was great to see the unusual ones, the more abstract cloud scapes were amazing. 

Georgia O'Keefe, Machu Picchu 1, 1957, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Machu Picchu 1, 1957, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Untitled (Mt. Fuji), 1960

Georgia O'Keefe, Untitled (Mt. Fuji), 1960

Georgia O'Keefe, Clouds 5/Yellow Horizon and Clouds, 1963/4

Georgia O'Keefe, Clouds 5/Yellow Horizon and Clouds, 1963/4

Georgia O'Keefe, Pelvis Series, REd with Yellow, 1945

Georgia O'Keefe, Pelvis Series, REd with Yellow, 1945

Georgia O'Keefe, Green Tree, 1953, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Green Tree, 1953, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Tree With Cut Limb, 1920, Oil on Canvas

Georgia O'Keefe, Tree With Cut Limb, 1920, Oil on Canvas

British Art from Whistler to World War II at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Art SeenJulika LacknerComment

There is an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art up right now that works in tandem with the "London Calling" British Art Exhibition at the Getty Museum (on view until Nov 13, 2016). The Santa Barbara show focuses on British art from Whistler to WWII, which is exactly where the Getty show takes off. It's well worth the visit. 

Edward Wadsworth, "Riponello, a Village in Lemnos, 1917, Woodcut in three colors

Sir Stanley Spencer, "Oxfordshire Landscape" 1939, Oil on Panel

https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/whistlerwwii