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Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Feb. 18 Art Minute: Joyce Scott, Nuanced Veil

Using thousands of tiny glass seed beads, Joyce Scott spent nearly a decade completing this intricate work of dozens of figures emblematic of the c…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Feb. 11 Art Minute: Greek (made in Centuripe in Sicily), Krater and Lid

The scene painted on the side of this vessel shows gifts being received by a bride. She wears elaborate jewelry and is accompanied by two women hol…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Feb. 5 Art Minute: James Rosenquist, Secret Incarnation

With alternating, fragmented glimpses of flowers and faces, Rosenquist has created a sense of movement and mystery in in this enigmatic composition…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Jan. 28 Art Minute: Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields with Reaper, Auvers

Vincent van Gogh was fascinated by the vast fields of wheat that stretched above Auvers-sur-Oise, a town north of Paris where he lived the last two…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Jan. 21 Art Minute: Aelbert Cuyp, River Scene at Dordrecht

Aelbert Cuyp was known for the golden luminosity of the light in his paintings, a characteristic he was developing around the time he painted River…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Jan. 14 Art Minute: Italian (Venice?), St. Jerome in the Wilderness

Saint Jerome (342-420) kneels in prayer in an extravagant landscape inhabited by peasants, monks, and animals, including a peacock, a deer, and a c…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Jan. 7 Art Minute: Pierre-Philippe Barat, Cartel Clock with Minerva and the Gallic Cock

A cartel clock is an elaborate wall clock often executed in fireglit bronze (known as ormolu). The clock case and bracket are joined into a single …

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 24 Art Minute: Kawase Hasui, Zojo Temple, Shiba, from "Twenty Views of Tokyo"

One of the most prolific of all shin hanga printmakers, Kawase Bunjirō was born into a merchant family and raised in the Shiba district of Tokyo…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 17 Art Minute: David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, Winter, 2010

Part of a video series portraying the four seasons, Woldgate Woods, Winter, 2010 focuses on the expansive snowy landscape of a forest in East Yorks…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 10 Art Minute: Laura Donefer, Blizzard Amulet Basket

Known as an artist with a brilliant command of color and attention to detail, Laura Donefer has been using glass as a primary artistic medium for m…