No. 265: Early Monet, Picasso’s drawings

Episode No. 265 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators George Shackelford and David Breslin.

Shackelford is the curator of “Monet: The Early Years” at the Kimbell Art Museum. The show features about 60 paintings from the first phase of Claude Monet’s career, from a painting Monet made in Normandy in 1858 when he was 18 years old, until 1872, when Monet lived in Argenteuil, along the Seine near Paris. The exhibition is on view through January 29, 2017, when it will travel to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The show’s beautiful catalogue was published by the Kimbell and distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $50.

Shackelford is the Kimbell’s deputy director. He’s previously been on The MAN Podcast to discuss Gauguin, Caillebotte, and nineteenth-century French portraiture.

Breslin coordinated The Menil Collection’s presentation of “Picasso The Line,” an exhibition of Picasso’s line drawings. The exhibition was curated by Carmen Gimenez, the founding director of the Museo Picasso Malaga. Breslin wrote for the exhibition’s Menil-published, YUP-distributed catalogue about what he calls Picasso’s “cartographic line.” The exhibition is at the Menil through January 8, 2017. The catalogue is available from Amazon for $60.

Air date: December 1, 2016.

Claude Monet, View Near Rouelles, 1858.

Claude Monet, View Near Rouelles, 1858.

Daubigny, The River Seine at Mantes, c. 1856.

Daubigny, The River Seine at Mantes, c. 1856.

Claude Monet, Bathers at La Grenouilliere, 1869.

Claude Monet, Bathers at La Grenouilliere, 1869.

Auguste Renoir, La Grenouilliere, 1868-69.

Auguste Renoir, La Grenouilliere, 1868-69.

Claude Monet, Bridge at Bougival, 1869.

Claude Monet, Bridge at Bougival, 1869.

Claude Monet, The Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide, 1865.

Claude Monet, The Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide, 1865.

Claude Monet, Towing of a Boat at Honfleur, 1864.

Claude Monet, Towing of a Boat at Honfleur, 1864.

Claude Monet, The Magpie, 1869.

Claude Monet, The Magpie, 1869.

Claude Monet, The Beach at Trouville, 1870.

Claude Monet, The Beach at Trouville, 1870.

Claude Monet, Camille on the Beach, 1870.

Claude Monet, Camille on the Beach, 1870.

Claude Monet, Camille on the Beach at Trouville, 1870.

Claude Monet, Camille on the Beach at Trouville, 1870.

Claude Monet, Meditation: Madame Monet Sitting on a Sofa, 1870-71.

Claude Monet, Meditation: Madame Monet Sitting on a Sofa, 1870-71.

Whistler, Symphony in White, No. 2, 1864.

Whistler, Symphony in White, No. 2, 1864.

Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise. 1872.

Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise. 1872.

Claude Monet, A Hut at Sainte-Adresse, 1867.

Claude Monet, A Hut at Sainte-Adresse, 1867.

Claude Monet, Sailboats at Sea, 1868.

Claude Monet, Sailboats at Sea, 1868.

Claude Monet, Terrace of Sainte-Adresse, 1867.

Claude Monet, Terrace of Sainte-Adresse, 1867.

Claude Monet, Bridge at Bougival, 1869.

Claude Monet, Bridge at Bougival, 1869.

Pablo Picasso, Bottle and Glass on a Table, 1912.

Pablo Picasso, Bottle and Glass on a Table, 1912.

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Igor Stravinsky, 1920.

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Igor Stravinsky, 1920.

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