Friday, May 20, 2016

Le Nain Brothers’ Prescient Work at Kimbell Art Museum

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Roberta Smith
Mysteries of the Holy Rosary Joyful - The Nativity. Artists Le Nain, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu.
TEXAS---One of the least-known sources of modern realism will be honored Sunday, May 22, in Fort Worth, where the Kimbell Art Museum is opening “The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France.” Contemporaries of Velazquez and Georges de La Tour, the brothers — Antoine, Louis and Mathieu — were prominent in Paris in the 1630s and 1640s. Collective anonymity has always seemed appropriate to the way the Le Nain brought painting down to earth, but this rare overview of 44 paintings — including less radical religious works — also presents new scholarship regarding which brother did what. [link]


Kimbell Art Museum: The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France, (May 22-Sept. 11, 2016); Fort Worth, TX; (817)332-8451; kimbellart.org
Mysteries of the Holy Rosary Joyful - The Nativity. Artists Le Nain, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu.