An Art walk at Fort Worth Kimbell Art Museum

After one of D’s baseball tournaments, we set out to explore Fort Worth for the tournaments to explore.  Our main stops were the museums – Kimbell Art Museum was having a Special Exhibition – Botticelli to Braque the 55 painting in the exhibition span a period of 1490-1932 and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery in Edinburg.  We didn’t make it to the galleries while visiting Scotland last Summer, so I was excited to see these masterpieces that are visiting us close to home.

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Botticelli to Braque Collection

Botticelli to Braque Collection

The artists included in the Botticelli to Braque collection included modern art masters of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gaugin, Paul Cezanne to the old world masters of Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Velazquez along with Scottish painters Sir Henry Raeburn and Allan Ramsay.

The exhibition was housed in the Renzo Piano Pavilion while the permanent collection is housed in the Louis Kahn building.  we stopped at the Botticelli to Braque exhibition first and then at the permanent collection.  Photographing the exhibit was not allowed but we bought a book from the museum store that has all the postcards of the painting, will share a couple with you.

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Venus Rising from the Sea - Titian
Venus Rising from the Sea – Titian

Three Tahitians – Paul Gauguin

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Permanent Collection at the Fort Worth Kimbell Art Museum

After visiting the exhibition, we walked over to the Louis Kahn building. We spent more time at the North Gallery portion of the permanent collection which houses European art after 1800 which I enjoy more.

Girls On a Pier - Edward Munch
Girls On a Pier – Edward Munch

Picasso's Venus Rising
Picasso’s Venus Rising

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New Sydenham Hill – Camille Pissarro

Self Portrait - Paul Gauguin
Self Portrait – Paul Gauguin

Picasso's Man with a pipe
Picasso’s Man with a pipe

 Asia - Henri Matisse
Asia – Henri Matisse

Paul Cezanne - Man in Blue Smock
Paul Cezanne – Man in Blue Smock

Paul Cezanne - Maison Maria with a view of the chateau Noir
Paul Cezanne – Maison Maria with a view of the chateau Noir

 Claude Monet - La pointe de la Heve at Low tide
Claude Monet – La pointe de la Heve at Low tide

Claude Monet - Weeping Willow
Claude Monet – Weeping Willow

Van Gogh at Kimbel Art Museum
Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s brush strokes are so unique. Reminded me of our visit to the Asylum in Saint Remy where he spent his later days.

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The Allen brothers – Raeburn Henry

Girl with a cross - Henri Matisse
Girl with a cross – Henri Matisse

Mondrian 1 - Piet Mondrian - Abstraction
Piet Mondrian – Abstraction

 Piet Mondrian - Composition from the Blue Period
Piet Mondrian – Composition from the Blue Period

We made a quick stop at the South gallery’s European art after 1800 to see the highlights which on this day was Michelangelo’s First painting ‘The Torment of Saint Anthony’ which he supposedly painted when he was 12 or 13.

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Giovanni Bellini's Madonna and Child
Giovanni Bellini’s Madonna and Child

The raising of the Lazarans
The raising of the Lazarans

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Mesrisi)'s The Cardsharps
Caravaggio (Michelangelo Mesrisi)’s The Cardsharps

You can find the complete list of Kimbell’s permanent collection here. 

Botticelli to Braque is in Kimbell from June 28th to September 20th and free on July 18th, 2015 for the Scotland Kimbellfest event!!

As always, it is a whole different experience seeing an artwork in person, from the brush strokes to the shine to the lack of brush strokes.  Seeing the painting from different perspectives.. how the painting draws your eye.. tugs at your heart is a personal experience.  Seeing it online is like seeing a trailer or a preview.  Hope you get to go see the Botticelli to Braque collection in person at Kimbell, or on its next stop or in Scotland!

Until Next time, Love…
Priya

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1 thought on “An Art walk at Fort Worth Kimbell Art Museum”

  1. Priya – My MIL is in town from Australia. We’re going to hit Ft Worth. I do love the art there (and the science center too — great for little kids)

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