Milwaukee Art Museum school tour

The tour agenda planned for Nov. 11 will highlight paintings and sculptures covering nearly 700 years of Western art. With thousands of art objects to consider, I narrowed the focus to the list provided below. The idea is to feature on one or two works of art per century with the exception of the last two centuries. The tour is organized chronologically in reverse beginning with Wiley’s St. Dionysus, 2006 and concluding with Nardo di Cione’s Madonna and Child, 1350. Below is the planned list of art pieces for Sunday’s tour:  

Contemporary

Kehinde WileySt. Dionysus, 2006

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=17255

 Chuck Close, Nancy, 1968

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=1114 

Modern

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1958

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=2018

Anne TruittSummer Sentinel, 1963–72

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=2249

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)

The Cock of the Liberation (Le Coq de la Liberation), 1944

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=7139

Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)

Grey and Brown Leaves, 1929

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=11193

 

1800-1899

Thomas Moran (American, b. England, 1837–1926)

Three Mile Harbor, Long Island, 1889

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=31680

Jules Bastien-Lepage (French, 1848–1884)

Le Père Jacques (The Wood Gatherer), 1881

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=21819

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)

Hark! The Lark, 1882

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=19577

Christian Ludwig Bokelmann (German, 1844–1894)

The People’s Bank Shortly Before the Crash, 1877

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=16919

 

1700-1799

Adriaen van der Werff (Dutch, 1659–1722)

Doubting Thomas (The Incredulity of St. Thomas), 1710

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=10243

Antonio Balestra (Italian, 1666–1740)

The Meeting of Telemachus and Calypso, ca. 1700

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=13519

 

1600-1699

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1664)

Noah and the Animals Entering the Ark, ca. 1650

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=5020

Matthias Stom[er] (Dutch, ca. 1600–after 1652)

Christ Before the High Priest, ca. 1633

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=4902

 

1500-1599

Triptych with Josiah and the Book , ca. 1550

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=15359

Battista Dossi (Italian, ca. 1490–1548)

Noli Me Tangere, ca. 1520

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=3626

 

1400-1499

Francesco Botticini (Italian, 1446–1497)

Madonna Adoring the Child, ca. 1480

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=381

 

1300-1399

Nardo di Cione (Italian, ca. 1320–1365 or 1366)

Madonna and Child, ca. 1350

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=6953

Milwaukee Art Museum — self guided tour

Contemporary

Chuck Close, Nancy, 1968

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=1114

 

Kehinde Wiley, St. Dionysus, 2006

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=17255

Modern

IMG_1336

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1958

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=2018

 

IMG_1337

Anne Truitt, Summer Sentinel, 1963–72

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=2249

 

Marc Chagall, The Horseman, 1966

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=9801

 

IMG_1273

Pablo Picasso, The Cock of the Liberation (Le Coq de la Liberation), 1944

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=7139

 

IMG_1281

Georgia O’Keeffe, Grey and Brown Leaves, 1929

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=11193

 

Georgia O’Keeffe, Poppies, 1950

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=9281

 

Wassily Kandinsky, Fragment I for Composition VII (Center), 1913

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=14384

 

Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect, 1903

 

1800-1899

Winslow Homer, Hark! The Lark, 1882

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=19577

 

Gaetano Trentanove, The Last of the Spartans, ca. 1892

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=18585

 

Thomas Cole, Storm in the Wilderness, 1826–28

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=17502

 

IMG_1293

George Vicat Cole, At Arundel, Sussex, 1887

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=14128

 

Christian Adolf Schreyer, The Wallachian Post-Carrier, before 1891

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=17551

 

Jules Bastien-Lepage, Le Père Jacques (The Wood Gatherer), 1881

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=21819

 

Christian Ludwig Bokelmann, The People’s Bank Shortly Before the Crash, 1877

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=16919

 

Thomas Moran, Three Mile Harbor, Long Island, 1889

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=31680

 

Henry Vianden, Landscape with Mountains and River, 1874/82

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=8090

 

Jozef Israels, Village Family at a Meal, 1874/82

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=1343

 

Auguste Rodin, The Kiss (Paolo and Francesca), 1886

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=8401

 

Wilhelm Ludwig Friedrich Riefstahl, Wedding Procession in Tyrol, 1866

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=8518

 

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Homer and His Guide (Homère et son guide), 1874

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=14910

 

Alexandre Cabanel, Saint Augustine in His Study, 1845

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=31521

 

1700-1799

IMG_1047

Antonio Balestra, The Meeting of Telemachus and Calypso, ca. 1700

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=13519

Corrado Giaquinto, The Triumph of Galatea, ca. 1752

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=10024

1600-1699

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Noah and the Animals Entering the Ark, ca. 1650

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=5020

 

Matthias Stom, Christ Before the High Priest, ca. 1633

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=4902

 

Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb, 1630/34

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=9041

1500-1599

Triptych with Josiah and the Book of the Law, The Adoration of the Golden Calf and The Transfiguration of Christ, ca. 1550

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=15359

 

Battista Dossi, Noli Me Tangere, ca. 1520

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=3626

1400-1499

Francesco Botticini, Madonna Adoring the Child, ca. 1480

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=381

1300-1399

Nardo di Cione, Madonna and Child, ca. 1350

http://collection.mam.org/details.php?id=6953

Thursday Great Lakes blues

Thursday Great Lakes blues

Lake Michigan. Last week. As viewed from the the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Baumgartner Galleria. Glass sculpture.

A moment with a stranger

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Sometimes you have to share a moment with a stranger.

The wind chilled my hands as I walked. Needed to stretch my legs after a long commute. I had watched the sky from the green space west of Oak Leaf Trail. Had not planned to compose a photo of the scene. Only enjoy it.

But the desire to compose a photograph won over and I moved closer to the walking bridge over Lincoln Memorial Drive. I stood for awhile watching the beauty of the morning unfold. There will never be another morning like this. Not in thousand years. Once a morning is spent, it can never be duplicated. I have read how the great masters of haiku captured moments in a few lines. Saved them for centuries. Could I do the same? With a photograph?

I do not know how long I stood there. But after I composed a few shots, I placed my camera back in my bag. I noticed an older man to the north. He stood near the walking bridge. I had seen him while walking, but did not notice him while photographing the scene.

We stood there for a moment together watching the sun rise, the clouds, the lake, the lights, the darks. Amid the roar of construction behind us and the wind, it was a quiet moment. My hands grew cold. I saw the stranger pull a mobile device from his pocket. He held it to the sky. Tried to capture the same thing I did. We tried to haiku a morning in a thousand pixels.

He still stood there when I departed and walked north on Prospect Drive.