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George Stubbs, The Third Duke of Dorset’s Hunter with a Groom and a Dog, 1768, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, moments from Sofitel NYC.
Stubbs’s cool and accurate portraits of wild animals, dogs, and most notably horses with their owners, trainers, riders, or stable hands, appealed to and were much sought after by prominent sporting enthusiasts. It may be seen that he was also a gifted landscape painter. Although he received little critical attention from his contemporaries, Stubbs is now regarded as one of the most innovative English artists of the eighteenth century.
Reblogged from Cave to Canvas
On May 31 living art legend Ellsworth Kelly turns 90. To celebrate, museums around the country are paying homage to his myriad of accomplishments and vivid colors. One of our favorite places in Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation, started the celebration earlier this month with a temporary display of his wall sculptures currently on display. In NYC the Museum of Modern Art will unveil a show dedicated to Kelly on May 22 featuring items from his iconic “Chatham” series. And finally DC will shine with a selection of panel paintings from June 22 at the National Gallery of Art. Don’t miss this magnifique art opportunity.
Fans of lifeismagnifique will be aware that we have something of a love affair with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th century art. The museum’s current collection includes over 26,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts. Right now catch Christian Marclay’s celebrated video installation ‘The Clock’ - composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. And we are equally impressed with the official Tumblr of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which posts all sorts of museum-related goodness plus submissions of artwork from viewers (like this magnifique piece).
Find beauty amongst the abandoned, obscure and inaccessible sites around Philadelphia during the second annual Hidden City Festival May 23-June 30, 2013. This year the festival will highlight eight hidden sites in neighborhoods across the city including Center City, Germantown, Frankford, South Philadelphia and University City. An astonishing way to discover Philadelphia while also experiencing innovative contemporary artists who will bring new life to these fascinating and hidden places.
If you walk into a library space with artwork and titles on all of the things we love (design, architecture, art and fashion), you will know you have arrived at a Sofitel. #sofiteldc
The portraiture of Henry Taylor is one of favorite recent finds at MoMA, just up and around the corner from Sofitel NYC. His subjects include friends, relatives, acquaintances from the art world and off the street, and heroes from the worlds of sports and politics. Magnifique art was never so close….
NAMUR METRO STATION
This Montreal station is a design-find on Montreal’s Orange Line due to the giant suspended illuminated aluminum sculpture, entitled Système, This magnificent structure fills the whole volume over the mezzanine, hanging from the vaulted ceiling and spreading out horizontally in all directions. Its pattern is repeated in the designs of the tiled floor below. The sculpture, by noted Quebec artist Pierre Granche, merits a visit all by itself and like much of his work finds meaning in abstract semi-representational pieces.
Reblogged from Martin C. Pariseau ©
A review of our Tumblr would demonstrate that we are big fans of contemporary art. CONNERSMITH is unrivaled in DC as the place for art – the massive, flexible space has played host to Leo Villareal (also featured on our Tumblr) and video artist Federico Solmi to name just two. With 7,000-square feet of exhibition space and a rotation of some of the finest artists in the world as well as many DC up-and-coming stars, the gallery stands at the forefront of DC’s growing contemporary art movement. A must see in DC if you are in the market for some magnifique art like this Julie Roberts piece (‘Doll’s House’ oil on acrylic on linen, 2003).
SEASON OF CAMBODIA
Sofitel New York is pleased to be a partner of the 2013 Season of Cambodia. Together with Cambodia’s leading arts organizations and New York’s most vibrant cultural and academic institutions, we are adding our own touch of Cambodia to our lobby this month with an exhibit featuring some festival highlights. The festival features more than 125 Cambodian performing and visual artists at New York City’s stages, screens, galleries and public spaces.
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
The Miami Design District always has a magnifique calendar of upcoming events. This month one of our favorite finds is the Locust Projects’ Spring Fling Fundraiser, with a silent art auction featuring cutting-edge artworks by leading contemporary visual artists as well as items from Art Basel Miami Beach, Marni, Ralph Lauren, Tod’s, Etro, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney and many more. If you cannot make the event may we suggest the Miami Design District as the perfect Miami destination with over 130 art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture firms, stores, antiques dealers, eateries and bars.