No. 209: George Shackelford, Zahira Véliz-Bomford

Episode No. 209 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator George Shackelford and conservator Zahira Véliz-Bomford.

Along with Mary Morton, Shackelford is the co-curator of “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye,” the first American retrospective of the artist’s work in 20 years. As both a painter and as a pioneering collector, Caillebotte was a key member of the impressionist group that advanced French painting in the last quarter of the 19th century. The exhibition opens on Sunday, November 8 and remains on view through February 14, 2016. The catalogue was published by the University of Chicago Press.

On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts Houston paintings conservator Zahira Véliz-Bomford discusses her investigations of several of MFAH’s famed Franz Kline paintings, including Wotan (1950) and Orange and Black Wall (1959). Véliz-Bomford will present her findings next Thursday, November 12, at a Getty Conservation Institute symposium titled “Abstract Expressionism: Time, Intention, Conservation, and Meaning.” (The symposium, which the GCI organized in affiliation with the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center, is free and open to the public, but an advance ticket is required.) The day-long event will feature formal presentations on how abex work is aging from 11 conservators. Among the artists whose work will be considered are Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Still.

Air date: November 5, 2015.

Gustave Caillebotte, The Floor Scrapers [Raboteurs de parquet]. 1875.

Gustave Caillebotte, The Floor Scrapers [Raboteurs de parquet]. 1875.

Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l'Europe, Paris, 1876

Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l’Europe, Paris, 1876

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877.

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877.

Gustave Caillebotte, On the Pont de l'Europe, 1876-77.

Gustave Caillebotte, On the Pont de l’Europe, 1876-77.

Gustave Caillebotte, The Rue Halevy, Seen from the Sixth Floor, 1878.

Gustave Caillebotte, The Rue Halevy, Seen from the Sixth Floor, 1878.

Gustave Caillebotte, The Boulevard Seen from Above, 1880.

Gustave Caillebotte, The Boulevard Seen from Above, 1880.

Gustave Caillebotte, Traffic Island on Boulevard Haussmann, 1880.

Gustave Caillebotte, Traffic Island on Boulevard Haussmann, 1880.

Gustave Caillebotte, Interior, a Woman Reading, 1880.

Gustave Caillebotte, Interior, a Woman Reading, 1880.

Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1879-80.

Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1879-80.

Gustave Caillebotte, A Boating Party, 1877-78.

Gustave Caillebotte, A Boating Party, 1877-78.

Gustave Caillebotte, Boating on the Yerres, 1877.

Gustave Caillebotte, Boating on the Yerres, 1877.

Gustave Caillebotte, Regatta in Argenteuil, 1893.

Gustave Caillebotte, Regatta in Argenteuil, 1893.

Franz Kline, Wotan, 1950.

Franz Kline, Wotan, 1950.

Franz Kline, Untitled (Study for Wotan), 1950.

Franz Kline, Untitled (Study for Wotan), 1950.

Infrared reflectogram of Franz Kline's Untitled (Study for Wotan), 1950. Photo by Matthew Golden.

Infrared reflectogram of Franz Kline’s Untitled (Study for Wotan), 1950. Photo by Matthew Golden.

Franz Kline, Orange and Black Wall, 1959.

Franz Kline, Orange and Black Wall, 1959.

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