Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on artistic references from the artist's time in Chicago.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides a list of artworks, ranging from French post-Impressionism to Italian Rococo. The majority of references stem from works seen while the artist saw in Chicago in addition total couple encountered at the Met Museum, after moving to New York in 1962. In addition to this registry, Neiman catalogues a range of professional ventures (teaching, juried competitions, and illustration) undertaken while living in Chicago. This latter section proves anecdotal in style.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_1087

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

[- Pierre Bonnard, French 1867-1947: "Preparation for Lunch" (gouache) Folding napkins, settling table, still life, table cloth. / - Chardin, French 1699-1779: "The White Tablecloth" . Bread, wine, knife / - Daumier Honore, French caricaturist. He probed human feelings and broadly transcribed contemporary life. His period treated him unkindly; he is now belauded. This perversion of a talent justly celebrated for work of another kind has found much favor. / - Hendrik Gollzives, Dutch 1558-1619: "Hercules" (engraving), rendering from back. Great technique and anatomy (Met. Mus., Rembrandt Collection) / - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian 1696-1770: "Rinaldo and Armida in the Garden" Prominent with companion piece at top of stairs, later other prominent pieces at the Met. Soft colors, space / / The Italians - Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo - hit me hard and stayed with me, although they were not strongly represented in the Chicago Art Institute collections. It looked at the Fragonard and Tiepolo in Ryerson Library // An Aside / During this plunge into the underworld, this binge of high paying patronage, I did not neglect my own painting / But the ref of the art game benched me for being a bad boy / Contender in the art game / I was all over the art scene - teaching, illustrating, gaining patronage. But I wanted recognition in the official art world too - the world of exhibitions, juried competitions, shows in galleries and museums. The big league art world starts with the local scene and expands to bigger and bigger audiences on the international circuit. I was working my way through the field, course, track??

Original Format

Word processed document on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1087.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed May 19, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/100.