Last Wednesday afternoon visited the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University – they have two good and informative exhibitions up currently – plus what have they done with the place! Many of their regular exhibitions spaces sport new looks, new arrangements and additional works.
The Illustrated Title Pages: 1500 – 1900 exhibition
is notable http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/title_pages.html with cover page designs from many eras – i love the William Morris and Beardsley
and there are Canaletto, Piranesi and many more. Scholarly text written on wall plaques provide thorough navigation providing a learning opportunity.
The second exhibition is “True Colors: Rediscovering Pigments on Greco-Roman Marble Sculpture” and examines the use of pigment and original minerals used for these pigments (with actual rocks on display also) on Greek and Roman sculptures. http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/true-colors.html The scholars have produced a replica of a sculpture with painted colors based upon their research in the labs at Stanford.
Very much worth visiting.
Myself – am closing up a busy two weeks just in general – in the studio I have been completing some works on paper, a series that pairs two works together as in opposites (photos next time – probably after Tuesday) and have begun a few others. Also in the works are to do a couple of videos of the studio very soon – and making a plan today. No recent progress on the grant-writing yet, I will have another go at it this week and next as it is an excellent opportunity to produce a project built upon my 100! series. See my website, right hand column for additional information http://kathrynarnold.com/