albright-knox

Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
“Cupid as a Link Boy” (1774)
Located in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, United States

A link boy was a boy who carried a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians at night. Linkboys were common in London in the days before street lighting. The torch was often made from burning pitch and tow.

Snow: A Mini-series (continued)

Norman Carton’s Winter Light, 1956, has a slight shimmer, reflective of the seasonal light of winter. Though this painting is from a bit later, in the late 1940s, Carton often painted cities shrouded in light, giving them a spectral, supernatural appearance.

IMAGE: Norman Carton (American, 1908–1980). Winter Light, 1956. Oil on canvas, 49 x 34 inches (124.5 x 86.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1975.

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Indian Shiva  early 18th century

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Collection:The AMICA Library
Creator Nationality:Asian; Indian Sub-Continent; Indian
Creator Name-CRT:Indian
Title:ShivaView:Full ViewCreation Start Date:1700Creation End Date:1733
Creation Date:early 18th centuryObject Type:Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques:tempera on paperDimensions:
overall: 6 x 8 ¼"

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Of Our Time and Time Again

Capital construction at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is practically a once-in-a-lifetime event. The renowned art museum opened its first permanent building to the public in 1905, and it didn’t complete its first expansion until 1962, when it inaugurated a new south wing designed by SOM’s Gordon Bunshaft. The famous architect’s mid-century scheme meditates on past and present. If the first story of the 30,000-square-foot addition appears as a continuation of the original Beaux-Arts building’s basement-level marble wall, then the auditorium sitting atop that base could not be more distinct. This steel-structure box, clad in 40 deeply tinted glass panels, is a sleek counterpoint to the colonnaded marble volumes of the original. How will Albright-Knox mark the passage of time, architecturally, for the next generation? It began public dialogue about a second major expansion earlier this year.