No. 369: The Renaissance Nude, Nature’s Nation

Episode No. 369 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Thomas Kren and Karl Kusserow.

Kren is the lead curator of “The Renaissance Nude” at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Through more than 100 paintings, prints and sculptures, the exhibition examines how artists represented the human figure between the early fifteenth and the early sixteenth centuries. The show was co-curated by Jill Burke, Stephen J. Campbell with assistance from Andrea Herrera and Thomas de Pasquale. “The Renaissance Nude” is on view through January 27, 2019. It is accompanied by a fantastic catalogue published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for $61.

On the second segment, Princeton University Art Museum curator Karl Kusserow discusses “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment,” an exhibition he co-curated with Alan C. Braddock. The exhibition offers an ecocritical take on the American landscape tradition through works by nineteenth-century painters, Native American basket-makers, photographers and more. It is on view at Princeton through January 6, 2019 before traveling to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. The exhibition catalogue was published by the Princeton University Art Museum and is distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon lists it at $50.

Air date: November 29, 2018.

Jan van Eyck, Adam from the Ghent Altarpiece, 1432.

Jan van Eyck, Eve from the Ghent Altarpiece, 1432.

Hans Memling, Triptych with Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, ca. 1485-90.

Hans Memling, Triptych with Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, ca. 1485-90.

Donatello, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, ca. 1445-50.

Antonello da Messina, Saint Sebastian, 1478-79.

Cima da Conegliano, Saint Sebastian, 1500-02.

Jean Bourdichon, St. Sebastian from the Grandes heures of Anne of Brittany, ca. 1505-08.

Jan Gossart, Christ on the Cold Stone, ca. 1530.

Marco Zoppo, The Man of Sorrows, 1470.

Jean Bourdichon, Bathsheba Bathing, detached full-page miniature from the Hours of Louis XII, 1498-99.

Filippo Brunelleschi, Crucifix, ca. 1410-15.

Pisanello, Luxuria, ca. 1426.

Correggio, Danae, ca. 1530.

Perugino, Apollo and Daphnis, ca. 1495.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, A Faun and His Family with a Slain Lion, about 1526.

Dosso Dossi, A Myth of Pan, 1524.

Taccola, Man Inscribed in a Circle and a Square, ca. 1427-33.

Leonardo da Vinci, The Superficial Anatomy of the Shoulder and Neck (recto), 1510-11.

Albrecht Durer, Figure of a Woman Shown in Motion, 1528.

Albrecht Durer, Nude Self-Portrait, 1499-1509.

Pontormo, Self-Portrait in the Nude, ca. 1525.

Albrecht Durer, Composition with Five Figures, ca. 1515-16.

Charles Willson Peale, George Washington at the Battle of Princeton, 1783-84.

Raphaelle Peale, Still Life with Steak, 1816-17.

Charles Willson Peale, The Artist in His Museum, 1822.

John Smibert, Portrait of Mrs. Hugh Hall, 1733.

Ralph Earl, Esther Boardman, 1789.

Justus Engelhardt Kuhn, Eleanor Darnall, ca. 1710.

Fitz Henry Lane, Ship in Fog, Gloucester Harbor, ca. 1860.

Albert Bierstadt, Mount Adams, Washington, 1875.

Winslow Homer, A Huntsman and Dogs, 1891.

Thomas Cole, A View of the Mountain Pass Called the Notch of the White Mountains (Crawford Notch), 1839.

Thomas Cole, Home in the Woods, 1847.

Richard Misrach, Swamp and Pipeline, Geismar, Louisiana, from the series Cancer Alley, 1998.

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Spill #10, Oil Slick, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010.

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