This week on Utah NOW, the pictures that changed the world of art forever.
We're profiling the blockbuster exhibition that has opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. It's a collection of masterworks from names like Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. We'll talk about the art, about the movement it began and the story of its creation.
It wouldn't be right to say there was one moment or even one painting that changed the course of art. It doesn't really work that way. However, visit the exhibition that has just opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and you'll be able to detect the beginnings of a movement. They were artists who were breaking away from the old guard and creating a new visual language.
The exhibition from the Cleveland Museum of Art is perhaps the most important array of fine art ever to come to Utah. There are 74 paintings and sculptures in all and each one of them are undisputed masterworks from artists like Picasso, Rodin, Van Gogh and Renoir.
Join Utah NOW as we take a closer look at some of the art, its creators and the movement that would change the concept of art forever.
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). The Red Kerchief: Portrait of Mrs. Monet (La capeline rouge, portrait de Madame Monet), 1868-78. Oil on fabric; 99 x 79.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. 1958.39. © The Cleveland Museum of Art
Just saw the excellent program on the Monet to Picasso exhibition from the Cleveland Museum that's at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Art has been my life and my livelihood for almost fifty years. You did a great job presenting one of the most important art events ever in Utah. I hope it serves to bring more people to this wonderful show and to our fine museum. For those of us fortunate to travel to places like New York, Paris, Chicago and cities with other major museums, this exhibition is just another opportunity to learn and enjoy. For Utahns whose travels take them elk hunting or visiting family in Boise, Logan, or St George, it's the chance of a lifetime to see truly great art. Thanks for choosing to present this important cultural news to the community.
Posted by Allen Dodworth, Saturday July 19th, 2008 @ 12:40 pm
Holy hankie grabbers you guys, I cried pretty much from minute 10 through the rest of the July 18 Broadcast.
What an excellent job you all did capturing peoples' sincere reactions to the exhibition. How easily you could have missed the opportunity to make a greater point - but you nailed it.
Thanks for an excellent show. It was a work of art I hope makes you all proud.
Posted by Stacey Board, Monday July 21st, 2008 @ 5:09 pm
How lucky are we to have these great works in Utah. I was fortunate enough to see the French Masters exhibit in Berlin last year and was moved beyond words. I just happened across this TV program this evening and now I'm planning to visit the museum tomorrow. Kudos to KUED and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Posted by Johanna Franck, Friday August 1st, 2008 @ 9:06 pm
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