Odilon Redon, To Gustave Flaubert—The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1889.

Odilon Redon, To Gustave Flaubert—The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1889.

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.

Sculpture in the conservation lab at Stanford

Sculpture in the conservation lab at Stanford

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/