Episode No. 142 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Timothy O. Benson and artist Mary Miss.
Benson is the curator of “Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 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.
The second segment is a conversation with Mary Miss, the artist who founded City as Living Laboratory, an organization that provides a platform for artists, scientists, planners, policy makers and the general public to be more environmentally aware. In conjunction with Marfa Dialogues St. Louis, a program of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Miss will be leading a walk through central Saint Louis on August 2. Marfa Dialogues St. Louis events run from July 30 through August 3.
Air date: July 23, 2014.
Erich Heckel, The Elbe at Dresden, 1905.
Erich Heckel, Sand Diggers on the Tiber, 1909.
Erich Heckel, Girl with Doll. 1910.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Reflective Woman (detail), 1912.
Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (Memory of Biskra), 1907.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dodo Playing with Her Fingers, 1909. Collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Erich Heckel, Scene in the Woods (1910), Plate 2 of the portfolio “Die Brucke VI,” 1911, Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Reclining Nude in Front of Mirror, 1909-10. Collection of Brucke Museum.
Max Pechstein, Dancers and Bathers at a Forest Pond, 1912. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Franz Mac, Stony Path (Mountains/Landscape), 1911-12. Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Franz Marc, Stables, 1913. Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Mary Miss, Untitled, 1975. Collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.
Mary Miss, Untitled (aerial view), 1975. Collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.
Vincent Van Gogh, Willows at Sunset, 1888.