Saturday, August 14, 2010

Part II. Art

One of the more interesting Relief Society crafts my Grandma Rose Clifford engaged in involved carpet samples. It was quite ingenious really. She collected carpet samples from various willing merchants for free and then when she had enough laid them face down end to end into a big rectangle. She duct taped the whole thing together from the back and presto! a new colorful and exciting living room floor. That, and the playhouse in her backyard, is what I remember most about her house on Crosby Vista.

My own mother found her own unique use for the leftover carpet samples donated to her by Grandma. Mother hung about a dozen of them on the wall of my bedroom and used them as picture frames. From the files in her schoolroom she brought home some fine art prints and simply pinned them to the carpet samples. I thought this was normal. Yup. And so it was that I grew and flourished in a little tiny room surrounded by cultured carpet.

Profundity alert: It is true, people, that what we hang on the walls of our bedroom and in our minds influence us. Those art prints became old friends and when I took Humanities 101 at BYU and the professor flashed these on the big screen I recognized them immediately.

Here, then, are a few of my old art carpet companions. There’s too many to post here but you get the idea:

Okay, the real purpose of all this rambling is to post list #2 as promised. Here you go, kiddos. The Art list. And should you get the idea or urge to hang up any reproductions of these on dish towels, tile or something equally creative, you can thank me now, er, you can thank Grandma Rose and my mother for the inspiration.

II. Art
Ictinus and Callicrates, Parthenon, Athens
Mnesicles, Erechtheum, Athens
Pantheon, Rome
Colosseum, Rome
Maison Carrée, Nîmes
Pont du Gard

Elgin Marbles (east pediment, metopes, frieze),
Parthenon, British Museum
Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower)
Polyclitus, Doryphorus (Spear Bearer)
Praxiteles, Hermes and the Infant Dionysus
Agesander, Athenodorus and Polydorus of Rhodes, Laocoön Group
Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory)
Pergamum, Altar of Zeus, Dying Gaul, Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace), Rome
Augustus of the Prima Porta
Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Painting (and other two-dimensional forms)
Exekias, Achilles and Ajax Playing Draughts (black-figure amphora), Vatican
Euphronios, Hermes and the Dead Sarpedon (redfigure calyx krater), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Battle of Issus (mosaic), Pompeii
The Lestrigonians Hurling Rocks (fresco),Vatican

Aachen Cathedral, Aachen, Germany
Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
St. Sernin, Toulouse
Durham Cathedral
Abbot Suger, The Abbey Church of St. Denis Chartres Cathedral
Amiens Cathedral

Commission of the Apostles (tympanum), La Madeleine, Vézelay
Gislebertus, Last Judgment (tympanum), Eve (lintel), Flight into Egypt, Dream of the Magi, Nativity (capitals), St. Lazare, Autun
Royal Portal, North and South portals, Chartres Cathedral
Claus Sluter, The Well of Moses
Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury
Golden Gate of Kiev, Kiev
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
Warwick Castle, Warwick, England
Westminster Abbey, London
Windsor Castle, Windsor, England

Painting (and other two-dimensional forms)
Christ as Good Shepherd (mosaic), Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna
Emperor Justinian and Courtiers; Empress Theodora and Retinue (mosaic), San
Vitale, Ravenna
Book of Kells
Lindesfarne Gospels
Limbourg Brothers, Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
The Wilton Diptych
Cimabue, Madonna Enthroned with Angels
Giotto, Madonna Enthroned; Flight into Egypt, Lamentation, Arena Chapel

Martini, Annunciation
Robert Campin, Merode Altarpiece
Jan van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride; Annunciation; Ghent Altarpiece
Rogier van der Weyden, Descent from the Cross
Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights

Alberti, San Andrea, Mantua; Palazzo Ruccelai, Florence
Bramante, Tempietto, Rome
Brunelleschi, Dome, Duomo, Florence; Pazzi Chapel, Florence; Foundling
Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley
Michelozzo, Medici-Riccardi Palace, Florence
Michelangelo, Campidoglio, Rome
Palladio, Villa Rotunda; Il Redentore, Venice
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
Trinity College, Dublin

Cellini, Perseus; Saltcellar of Francis I
Donatello, St. Mark; St. George; David
Ghiberti, East Doors (Gates of Paradise), Baptistry, Florence
Michelangelo, David; Moses; Medici tombs; Pietà (one of the three)
Verrocchio, Equestrian Monument of Colleoni

Painting (and graphics)
Botticelli, Birth of Venus, La Primavera, Adoration of the Magi
Fra Angelico, Annunciation; San Marco
Fra Lippo Lippi, Madonna and Child with Angels
Giorgione, The Tempest
Leonardo da Vinci, Madonna and Child with St. Anne; Mona Lisa; Last Supper; Madonna of the Rocks
Mantegna, The Crucifixion, Triumphs of Caesar
Masaccio, Tribute Money; Trinity; Expulsion
Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Piero della Francesca, Resurrection; Baptism of Christ
Raphael, The School of Athens; Alba Madonna; Sistine Madonna; Pope Leo X; Castiglione
Sofonisba Anguisolla, Portrait of the Artist’s Sister Minerva; Self-Portrait
Tintoretto, Last Supper

Titian, Portrait of a Young Man with a Glove; Bacchus and Ariadne; Venus of

Altdorfer, Battle of Issus
Pieter Bruegel, Hunters in the Snow; The Tower of Babel; Peasant Wedding Feast
Dürer, Adam and Eve; Four Apostles; Knight, Death, and Devil; Melancholia;

Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece
Hans Holbein the Younger, French Ambassadors; Henry VIII in Wedding Dress, Sir Brian Tuke or another Tudor portrait

Baroque & 18th Century
Robert Adam, Syon House; Osterley; Kenwood
Borromini, San Carlo alle quattro fontane, Rome
Johann Fischer von Erlach, St. Charles Borromaeus (Karlskirche), Vienna
Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Charles Lebrun, Versailles
Thomas Jefferson, Monticello; Rotunda, University of Virginia
Maderna, (nave and façade) St. Peter’s, Rome; with Bernini, Colonnade, St.
Peter’s, Rome
Baltazar Neumann, Vierzehnheiligen; Kaisersaal Würzburg
Claude Perrault, (east façade) Louvre
Jakob Prandtauer, The Monastery of Melk
Germain Soufflot, The Panthéon, Paris
Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
Christopher Wren, St. Paul’s, London
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
Chatsworth House, Devonshire, England
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Teresa in Ecstasy;
David; Apollo and Daphne; Throne of St. Peter
Antoine Coysevox, Nymph and Centaur
Etienne Maurice Falconet, Peter the Great
François Girardon, Apollo Fountain

Painting (and graphics)
Caravaggio, Conversion of St. Paul; Supper at Emmaus; Calling of St. Matthew; Fortune Teller
Jean-Baptise-Siméon Chardin, The Boy with the Top
Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii; Intervention of the Sabine Women; Death of Marat
Anthony van Dyck, Equestrian Portrait of Charles I
El Greco, Gesthemane; Pentecost; Burial of Count Orgaz
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing
Thomas Gainsborough, Mrs. Richard Brinsley
Sheridan; Morning Walk; Mr. and Mrs. Andrews
Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Holofernes
Francisco Jose de Goya, The Third of May; Disasters of War; The Sleep of Reason
Frans Hals, La Bohémienne
William Hogarth, Marriage à la Mode; Rake’s Progress
Angelica Kauffman, The Artist in the Character of Design; Listening to the Inspiration of Poetry; Death of Vergil
Georges de La Tour, Christ with St. Joseph in the Carpenter’s Shop; Repentant Magdalene
Claude Lorrain, Embarkation of Cleopatra
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Carceri d’Inventione
Nicolas Poussin, Et in Arcadia Ego
Rembrandt, The Supper at Emmaus; Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer; Night
Watch; Belshazzar’s Feast; Abraham and Isaac; a self-portrait; The Hundred Guilder Print
Peter Paul Rubens, Raising of the Cross; Venus and Adonis
Jan Steen, Easy Come, Easy Go
Tiepolo, Apollo and the Four Continents, Würzburg
Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas
Jan Vermeer, View of Delft; Young Woman with a Water Jug; Woman Holding a Balance; Artist in his Studio
Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Marie Antoinette and Her Children; Self-Portrait with Daughter
Antoine Watteau, Pilgrimage to Cythera

19th Century
Sir Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin, Houses of Parliament, London
Charles Garnier, The Opéra, Paris
John Nash, The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Sir Joseph Paxton, The Crystal Palace, London
Royal Albert Hall, London
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Antonio Canova, Pauline Borghese as Venus
Camille Claudel, Ripe Age
Edgar Degas, The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Horatio Greenough, George Washington, Smithsonian
Auguste Rodin, The Gates of Hell; Burghers of Calais; Creating Hand of God; Age of Bronze François Rude, La Marseillaise

Painting (and graphics)
Carl Bloch, Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda (MOA)
Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivemais
Mary Cassatt, Mother and Child; Boating Party
Thomas Cole, Architect’s Dream; Genesee Scenery
John Constable, Hay Wain; Salisbury Cathedral
Camille Corot, Cathedral of Chartres
Gustave Courbet, Burial at Ornans
Honoré Daumier, Third Class Carriage
Edgar Degas, Dance Class
Eugène Delacroix, Massacre at Chios; Liberty Leading the People; Death of Sardanapalus
Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the “Medusa”
Edouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass
Claude Monet, Impression: Sunrise; Rouen Cathedral; Nymphéas; Gare St. Lazare Camille Pissarro, The Station at Penge
Auguste Renoir, Moulin de la Galette
Joseph M.W. Turner, The Burning of the Houses of Parliament; The Slave Ship; Rain, Steam & Speed
James A.M. Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold

Post-Impressionism & Modern
Le Corbusier, Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp; Unite d’Habitation, Marseille; Villa Savoye, Poissy
Norman Foster, Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milá Apartment House, Barcelona
Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
J. Paul Getty Museum and Roman Villa
Walter Gropius, Shop Black; Bauhaus, Dessau
Huntington Library and Museums
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, Seagram Building, New York
Eero Saarinen, Trans World Airlines Terminal, JFK Airport, New York
Louis Sullivan, Carson Pirie Scott and Co., Chicago
Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House, Australia
Frank Lloyd Wright, Robie House, Chicago; Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan; Fallingwater

Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space
Alexander Calder, Big Red
Christo, Running Fence
Naum Gabo, Linear Construction
Käthe Kollwitz, Memorial to the Fallen
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure; Mother and Child
Louise Nevelson, An American Tribute to the British People
Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet; Clothespin
Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram
David Smith, Cubi XVII, Cubi XVIII, Cubi XIX
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty

Painting (and graphics)
Paul Cézanne, The Card Players; Mont Ste.-Victoire; Still Life with Apples
Marc Chagall, I and the Village
Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory
Robert Delaunay, Eiffel Tower
Otto Dix, War Triptych
Maynard Dixon, Forgotten Man; Round Dance (both in MOA)
Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase
Audrey Flack, Solitaire
Helen Frankenthaler, Mountain and Sea; Bay
Paul Gaugin, Self-Portrait; Ia Orana Maria
Vincent van Gogh, Night Café; Self- Portrait; Starry Night
Natalie Gontcharova, Cats
Juan Gris, Fruit Bowl and Carafe
Edward Hopper, Nighthawks
Wassily Kandinsky, Improvization 28; 30
Paul Klee, Abstraction; Puppet Theater
Käthe Kollwitz, Memorial: Karl Liebknecht; War
Willem de Kooning, Woman I
Roy Lichtenstein, Blam!
Franz Marc, The Fate of Animals
René Margritte, Personal Values; Human Condition
Henri Matisse, The Open Window; Collioure; Harmony in Red; Dance
Edvard Munch, The Scream; Dance of Life
Piet Mondrian, Composition in Oval; Tableau III
Barnett Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimis
Georgia O’Keefe, Jack in the Pulpit IV
Pablo Picasso, Guernica; Mandolin and Guitar; Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
Jackson Pollock, One; Lavender Mist
Mark Rothko, Rothko Chapel, Houston; or another color-field painting
Henri Rousseau, War
George Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte
John Singer Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Strokes; Mrs. Edward L. Goetz (MOA); Gassed
Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge
Andy Warhol, Campbell Soup Cans; Marilyn (MOA)
J. Alden Weir, In the Sun; Flora; Girl in Profile (all MOA)
Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World
Mahonri Young, The Pavers (MOA)

Other Traditions (representative)
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Bangalore Palaces, India
Borobudur, Indonesia
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
The Forbidden City, Beijing
The Forgotten City, Faitpur Sikri, India
Giza (The Great Pyramid), Egypt
The Great Wall, China
Mysore, India
Petra, Jordan
The Red Fort at Agra, India
Stonehenge, U.K.
Taj Mahal, India
Torii of Itsukushima, Japan
The Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Great Zimbabwe, Africa


lacy lee said...

I'm loving this. And it's such a good call about what we hang on our walls affecting us...

Also, my grandmas were awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

My bed spread looked like a tiger. What does that say about me?

cs said...

Anonymous, clearly you were scarred by your childhood surroundings and decor.

Anonymous said...

What was that mural that mother and Larry painted on our living room wall? I honestly can't remember what is was. I know Larry painted it by the numbers.

cs said...

A desert landscape.