Episode No. 17 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator and historian Elizabeth A. Easton and artist Anne Appleby.
Easton is the curator of “Snapshot: Painters and Photography: Bonnard to Vuillard.” The exhibition, organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, is on view at the Phillips through May 6. The Yale University Press-published catalogue is top-notch.
The exhibition spotlights six artists – Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Riviere and George Hendrik Breitner – and examines how their use of the hand-held Kodak camera, which was introduced in 1888, informed their work. Even more interesting: The exhibitions shows how their painting informed the pictures they took.
Easton was the first elected president of the Association of Art Museum Curators, the co-founder and director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership and the former chair of European painting and sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum.
On the second segment, Anne Appleby discusses her most recent paintings, on view at New York’s Danese gallery through March 10. Appleby’s work is in the collections of many museums, including SFMOMA, the Albright-Knox and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Air date: March 1, 2012.