No. 375: Posing Modernity, Ralston Crawford

Episode No. 375 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Denise Murrell and Keith Davis.

Murrell is the curator of “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. It examines the changing modes of representation of the black figure in modern and contemporary art, as well as the models’ influence on the artists with whom they worked. The exhibition is on view in New York City through February 10 before traveling to the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The outstanding catalogue for the exhibition was published by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $50.

Davis is the curator of “Structured Vision: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The exhibition is a survey of Crawford’s photographic practice, from his street photography to his pictures of dams and the Western landscape. It is on view through April 7. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $47.

Air date: January 10, 2019.

Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863.

Edouard Manet, La negresse (Portrait of Laure), 1863.

Edouard Manet, Children in the Tuileries Garden, ca. 1861-62.

Frederic Bazile, Young Woman with Peonies, 1870.

Jacques-Eugene Feyen, The childlike kiss, 1865.

Edouard Manet, Baudelaire’s Mistress (Portrait of Jeanne Duval), 1862.

Atelier Nadar, Selika Lazevski, equestrian of the high school, ca. 189.

Felix Nadar, Marial’Antillaise, between 1856-59.

Felix Nadar, Maria l’Antillaise, between 1856-59.

4 Jean-Leon Gerome, Moorish Bath, 1870.

Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538.

Eugene Delacroix, Portrait of a Woman in a Blue Turban, ca. 1827.

Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Portrait of a black woman, 1800.

Henri Matisse, The young mulatto woman, 1912.

Henri Matisse, Fatma, the mulatto woman, 1913.

Henri Matisse, Coffee (The Oriental luncheon), 1916.

Henri Matisse, Aicha and Lorette, 1917.

Henri Matisse, Two black women,1908.

Henri Matisse, Creole Dancer, 1951.

Paul Colin, Katherine Dunham , Palais de Chaillot, 17 fevrier au 6 mars, 1949.

Henri Matisse, La negresse, 1952.

Henri Matisse, Woman in White, 1946.

Henri Matisse, Young woman in white, red background, 1946.

Romare Bearden, Patchwork Quilt, 1970.

Ralston Crawford, Third Avenue Elevated, 1948.

Ralston Crawford, Tuxedo Brass Band, New Orleans, 1959.

Ralston Crawford, Hanging Concrete, Cologne, Germany, ca. 1951.

Ralston Crawford, Rubble, Cologne, Germany, 1951.

Ralston Crawford, Third Avenue Elevated, New York, NY, ca. 1948-49.

Ralston Crawford, Third Avenue Elevated, New York, NY, 1949.

Ralston Crawford, Pedestrians, ca. 1940.

Ralston Crawford, Andrew Morgan’s Brass Band in Sunday school parade, 1958.

Ralston Crawford, Rubble, Cologne, Germany, 1951.

Ralston Crawford, Tuxedo Brass Band, New Orleans, LA, 1959.

Ralston Crawford, William F. Buckley campaign sign, 1965.

Ralston Crawford, William F. Buckley campaign sign, 1965.

Ralston Crawford, Construction steel, Coulee Dam, 1971.

Ralston Crawford, Utah Canyon, 1974.

Ralston Crawford, Utah Canyon, 1974.

2 thoughts on “No. 375: Posing Modernity, Ralston Crawford

  1. would like to know where the various works of art are today…would it be possible to add collection credits either under the photo or at the end?

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    1. Yes, we probably should. We pull a lot of images from various fair-use-focused sites, so collection info isn’t always included (which is why we don’t have it up there already). We’ll talk about it, see if we can try…. thanks for listening!!

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