Realism in Art

Realism in Art

Realism in art is nothing new. It has a long tradition and many of the Currier’s permanent collection paintings fall into this accessible genre. Balthasar van der Ast’s Still Life of Fruit on a Kraak Porcelain Dish (1617) and Emile Meyer’s The Letter (1895) are two of...
Acquiring a Chuck Close

Acquiring a Chuck Close

Recently, we acquired a 6-foot tall, yet amazingly intricate, screenprint by Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (2007). You have a chance to see it in conjunction with the exhibition, Still Life: 1970s Photorealism (January 24 – May 3, 2015). Close is often associated...