Amon Carter Adds Important Still Life to Its Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has added an important painting to its collection.  Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825) was recently purchased in memory of the museum’s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913–2013). The painting will be on view beginning July 29 in the main gallery. Considered the first American still-life […]

A Pastel Painting at Doyle

Learned from this single painting, I feel the charm of still-lifes. It is the fact that they are of common daily objects that enable us to easily distinguish and identify those of true artistic values: The greatest still life does not imitate the nature but demands eyes to revisit and reexamine the familiarity in the subconsciousness of unknown and challenges our minds to see the world with freshness and inspiration. One nice painting came upon Doyle Auction on Wed, July 15. [Read More…]