This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast leads off with Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Timothy O. Benson.
Benson is the curator of "Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky." The show reveals how expressionism, typically considered a German movement, had its roots in late 19th-century French art and then presents how central European artists discovered, learned from and expanded upon developments in France.
It’s on view through September 14. The exhibition’s catalogue, published by Prestel, is terrific. Amazon offers it for $50.
These are two paintings by Franz Marc that Benson and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. At top is Stony Path (Mountains/Landscape) (1911-12) from the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Below it is Marc’s Stables (1913), which is at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Both are included in the LACMA show. Marc was killed in the Battle of Verdun in 1916.