Sunday, May 29, 2016
Phoenix Rising Revisited
Last Thursday evening, the Phoenix Art Museum had a special event to draw in visitors to the current show called "Phoenix Rising". I told you about this exhibit back in April when I first visited. It's a show of art works that are in the private collections of Phoenix residents. Even though I had seen the show before, I took the opportunity to see it again and I brought along my good friend David who had not seen it yet. The piece above is one of my favorites from the show. It's a photographic print titled "Greenhouse" by Anthony Goicolea. It's a very long and narrow piece so my photo doesn't do it justice. It shows a dozen or so perfectly dressed and groomed gentlemen inside the greenhouse with cotton plants surrounding them.
Another extraordinary piece in the show was this one simply titled "Portrait of a Man". It is designated as "In the style of Rembrandt van Rijn" and dates back to 1635. It does in fact have Rembrandt's name located right above his shoulder on the right side of the portrait.
The explanation says that many paintings that were designated as Rembrandt's have been discovered to be by other painters working in Rembrandt workshops or who were followers of Rembrandt so until the painting can be authenticated, it's better to say "in the style of".
Regardless, it is a mesmerizing portrait.
Remember all those shoes from this show that I posted back in April? Here are some fashions that go with the shoes. In fact they are part of the same collection as all those wonderful shoes.
Today is the last day for this interesting show so if you are in Phoenix this weekend and would like to see it, get over there.
I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today. I'm visiting a favorite spot in Southern Arizona.