Monday, February 11, 2013

I Can't Go See This

So YOU DO IT.
The period from the 1890s through the 1930s was the Golden Age of American Illustration. The rapid rise of popular magazines created a new audience for art—the American public—and a new demand for illustrations. The nation's most talented artists responded by turning illustration into a sophisticated art form that gave visual life to our nation's dreams and ideals. Drawn from one of the country's premier collections of historic American illustration, this exhibition features original paintings by legendary artists such as Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, J. C. Leyendecker, and Norman Rockwell.


7 comments:

OBS said...

The period from the 1890s through the 1930s was the Golden Age of American Illustration.

Yet it wasn't until 60 some-odd years later the the best illustration ever was produced.

tigris said...

There's an illustration museum in Newport, RI. Alas, no goatse, but otherwise quite nice.

Another Kiwi said...

Fattening up the Cherub for Easter! I haven't seen anyone doing that for years. Thanks Subby

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Man, I'm a big fan of Pyle and Wyeth. Parrish, too.

They should "kink" up this exhibit with some good old Margaret Brundage illos.

B. Spencer said...

Ooooh, I love that kind of stuff.

B^4, I rate for Erte. Kink-free, mostly, but good stuff.

M. Bouffant said...

So YOU DO IT.
Much as I'd like to ... not bloody likely:
From: [REDACTED] corner Lv: 11:05AM
To: 3RD ST/FAIRFAX AV NE corner Ar: 11:23AM
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Ride Metro Rapid Line 780 [WASHINGTON/FAIRFAX TRANSIT HUB] heading south
From: FAIRFAX AV/3RD ST SW corner Lv: 11:51AM
To: ELECTRIC DR/FAIRFAX AV SE corner Ar: 12:05PM
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Ride Metro Express Line 534 [MALIBU - PCH-TRANCAS] heading north
From: FAIRFAX AV/ELECTRIC DR SE corner Lv: 12:15PM
To: MALIBU CANYON RD/PACIFIC COAST HWY NW corner Ar: 01:17PM
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Ending at 24255 PACIFIC COAST HWY

Followed by walking up a steep damn hill for hundreds of meters, maybe even a click, to get to the Arts Center.

However, if you like that sort of thing, see here.

Substance McGravitas said...

Why not just find yourself a nice black pickup truck and race there?