One of the most celebrated view painters in eighteenth-century Rome, Giovanni Paolo Panini’s powers of observation and ability to capture precise detail have allowed his works to stand the test of time. CMA visitors have an opportunity to see monumental works from this artist on view in both the permanent collection and in the current special exhibition, #EyewitnessCMA !
The pictured painting and several others displayed nearby in #EyewitnessCMA record key events in the life of Charles of Bourbon, king of Naples and subsequently king of Spain. Charles traveled to Rome for an audience with Pope Benedict XIV on November 3, 1744. To memorialize the occasion, he commissioned this depiction of his arrival at the pope’s “Coffee House” pavilion in the gardens of the Quirinal Palace. Panini amplified the building’s architecture to increase the grandeur of the scene. He extended the side wings from one- to two-window axes and doubled the pilasters and busts, thereby transforming the modest pavilion into a small palace.
Image: King Charles III Visiting Pope Benedict XIV at the Coffee House of the Palazzo del Quirinale, 1746. Giovanni Paolo Panini (Italian, 1691–1765). Oil on canvas; 124 x 174 cm. Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, 205. Image: Scala / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, NY
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We did our usual and stopped for vegan ice cream at Sweet Moses before the live performance at Blank Canvas Theatre, last night. ❤
Sideshow was an interesting look into the challenges & dreadful exploitation that the Hilton Sisters experienced in their lives leading up to the film. Although, much based from truth, it was a different spin than the stories that I had read about their lives.
The stage lights and set were beautiful and the cast was fabulous as always! Another wonderful night out to a great performance at Blank Canvas Theatre at 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH. For the locals that may be interested, only 3 shows left, April 26-28th. Thanks for all the hard work involved to create this play: cast, set design, costumes, band, the rest of production staff, including director, Patrick Ciamacco.
Matt Lambert’s upcoming W2S (Window to Sculpture) Emerging Artist Series 2018 exhibition, Fun & Games, takes a critical look at the parallels between hyper-masculine sport and the appropriative patterns of culture. Does either activity constitute anything more than aggression and barbarism? Is there anything more to these actions than entertainment? Join Us for the Opening Reception of Matt Lambert: Fun & Games, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27 in the Main Gallery of The Sculpture Center. This is the final W2S Dual Opening Reception for this year, so don't miss it! Free and Open to the Public. Learn More about @detroit__boy and the upcoming exhibitions via Link in Bio. •
Leading image— Matt Lambert, “The Joust,” 2014, leather, steel, antler, upholstery textile, auto lacquer, 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Danya Eising.
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Happy Earth Day! Artist @eligfell is almost finished installing his solo exhibition Eli Gfell: /X in the Euclid Avenue Gallery of The Sculpture Center. “Our contemporary consumer society is directly reflected in our materials and methods for building things,” Gfell says in his Artist’s Statement. “Huge amounts of material get wasted. Materials are mass produced on a global scale by hugely powerful corporations. They are highly processed or entirely synthetic. Sometimes they imitate other materials. Eventually they all fall apart… I want to reveal how our throw-away society is built, using what it has thrown away to do so.” Everybody is welcome to the final W2S (Window to Sculpture) Emerging Artist Series 2018 dual opening reception with Eli Gfell: /X and Matt Lambert: Fun & Games, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. Stay around for “The Artist Talks" with Gfell at 7 p.m. Free and Open to the Public. Learn More about the last two W2S 2018 series exhibitions opening at The Sculpture Center via the Link in Bio. •
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Male purple house finch, Haemorhous purpureus. I just posted a behind the scenes peek on my Patreon about the original image and the mild edits. It's viewable to all Patreon members, it's free to be a member. Just look up my name after you sign up, click follow, and you will get future tidbits like these in the future. ❤