First Gallery: Arms and Armor, Cézanne, and Old Master Paintings Photographer: Hulya Kolabas, 2011
"During the 15th and 16th century, the greatest craftsman worked in arms and armor. If you notice these helmets, you will see the artistry is truly extraordinary. This was the beginning of modern sculpture. Paul Cézanne, who I consider to be the father of modern art, was perhaps one of the greatest artists ever living. Man with Crossed Arms [center, left] was done between 1899 and 1900, and it was supposed to represent the typical hardworking Frenchman in Provence." — Ronald S. Lauder
From The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century,” on view at the Neue Galerie through April 2, 2012.
#Exhibition #NYC RT @curator_ngny @neuegalerieny: Thank goodness it is the last day of February, the coldest on record in NYC since 1934! This would be a good day to contemplate some of the works on view in “Austrian Portraiture” @neuegalerieny, which closes March 16th. Included are canvases by Klimt (The Black Feathered Hat) and Gretl Urban by John Quincy Adams on the right. Adams was a descendant of the U.S. president of the same name… John Quincy Adams (the artist) studied at #Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts, and became well-known for his portraits of Viennese society figures. #portraiture #portraits #austrianportraits #vienna1900 #museumsnyc #klimt #artmuseum #museumlife #musée #museo #museet #artmuseum #museumlovers #museumviews #museumexperience #artlovers #kunst #arte #konst #kunstmuseum #artist #künstler
Architect Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) was one of the co-founders of the Wiener Werkstätte, a design collective of artists and artisans founded in 1903. Hoffmann created objects in every medium and demonstrated a particular affinity for metalwork.
The bell-shaped candlestick from 1911, meticulously modeled from brass and hand polished, shows Hoffmann at the height of his artistic powers. The absence of surface ornamentation draws attention to the work’s pure, volumetric form. Our re-creation is left unlaquered, allowing it to acquire the graceful patina of the original.
This exquisite object is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and early twentieth-century design.
NEUE HUND, a line of chic canine couture and luxe accessories, is inspired by Neue Galerie New York’s mascot, a chocolate miniature Schnauzer, Milly von Barksky. The line was conceived by museum director Renée Price, who travels the world to assemble the finest accessories for dogs and their owners, made by some of the most talented designers working today. Every item incorporates the principles of Vienna 1900 design: a refined aesthetic, exquisite materials, and superior craftsmanship.
The proceeds from the sale of Neue Hund go to support the Neue Galerie New York, benefitting the museum’s exhibitions, scholarly publications, and public programs such as lectures, concerts, and the film and cabaret series.
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In 1907, the Wiener Werkstätte began publishing a numbered series of postcards, which would ultimately exceed 1,000. The cards celebrated contemporary events and popular fashion, and many were designed to celebrate holidays.
All of the major designers who worked for the firm were contributors in this medium including Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Dagobert Peche. Other noteworthy artists who were active in this area whose names may be less familiar include Moriz Jung, Rudolf Kalvach, Mela Koehler, and Maria Likarz, among others.
HOFFMANN DAYBED AND HARNESS Josef Hoffmann Rectangles pattern, designed 1909 100% linen with navy cotton canvas piping Daybed with inserts made of organic cotton twill and non-toxic, chemical-free organic cotton stuffing Harness with nickel D-ring and Velcro closures NEUE GALERIE EXCLUSIVE