Joseph Stella, photography exhibits planned for Norton Museum

Gerard Ortiz
Flowers, Italy (1931), by Joseph Stella.

The Norton Museum of Art will host the debut in October of a key new exhibition focusing on nature-themed function by the 20th-century American modernist Joseph Stella, the museum announced previously this thirty day period.  

Also prepared in Oct is an show of vogue and road photography from the holdings of the Swiss collector Nicola Erni, who opened a personal museum in Steinhausen, Switzerland, in 2013 to showcase the numerous artworks she has amassed above the previous two a long time.  

A Personal Watch on Significant Trend and Avenue Fashion: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Selection, 1930s to Now, opens Oct. 8 and operates by means of Feb. 12. Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature, opens Oct. 15 and is on view until finally Jan. 15. 

Two Pink Waterlilies (1943), by Joseph Stella.

Norton CEO Ghislain d’Humières stated in a geared up statement that the two tumble exhibits “provide insight into main creative movements of the 20th century, and demonstrate the Norton’s dedication to bringing significant, key exhibitions spanning diverse genres to Palm Beach and the region.” 

Stella (1877-1946), who emigrated from southern Italy to the United States as a teen in 1896, is best-regarded for his canvases of New York Metropolis, which were being influenced by the Futurist motion in his indigenous Italy. That mental motion glorified the vigor, ability and violence of the modern industrial age, and Stella’s vibrant, radically lit paintings of Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge have become visible icons of modernism. 

Swans (Night) (c. 1924-1930), by Joseph Stella.

But Stella also was deeply intrigued in plant and animal lifestyle, and Visionary Nature capabilities 90 paintings and works on paper which include renderings of waterlilies, tropical bouquets and swans, as nicely as religious-themed works such as Purissima (1927), a painting of the Virgin Mary that echoes early Christian art.  

“The Stella exhibition is the very first in-depth exploration into the artist’s fascination with the natural environment,” d’Humières said. Curated by the High Museum of Artwork in Atlanta and the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pa., the exhibit will vacation to these two museums just after its debut at the Norton. 

Flip Family (1987), by Amy Arbus.

The Erni show will element just about 300 operates by additional than 100 diverse artists, which includes major photographers these types of as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman and Bill Cunningham. The show traces the heritage of fashion images from the early 20th century to the 1980s, when photographers looked exterior classic boundaries to investigate improvements in street vogue design. Erni started assembling her selection in the 1990s, concentrating initial on the 1960s and 1970s photographs that documented that era’s jet-set superstar society. 

Some of the will work in the show will be exhibited through thematic content material, as the exhibit examines how the pics represent strategies of “fantasy, romanticism and provocation,” Norton officers mentioned. 

The Fearless Lola Walking the Lion King, Miami (1999), by Esther Haase.

 “The Nicola Erni Assortment is a globally celebrated collection that provides together the divergent worlds of manner and avenue images, discovering glamor and design as a result of the lens of some of the finest photographers of the previous century,” d’Humières mentioned. 

Also on check out this fall is an exhibition of the operate of Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi. Her display, Un/veiled, characteristics portraits of Arab ladies adorned by the artist with henna calligraphy. (July 23-Nov. 6). In the meantime, the African-American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner is the subject of Intimate Shots (Aug. 20-March 12), an exhibit of four is effective including Christ at the Residence of Mary (1937), not too long ago acquired by the Norton. 

Romance: Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Atelier in Paris, for House & Garden (1988), by Arthur Elgort.

On perspective from Sept. 10 to Jan. 15 is Autumn Mountains and the Light of the Harvest Moon, four paintings by Chinese artists giving their interpretations of the landscape tradition in Chinese artwork. The show includes two up to date artists as very well as the 18th-century artist Zhang Yuan, and the 19th-century painter Zhou Kai. 

The Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Seashore, is open up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Wednesdays and holiday seasons. Standard admission is $18, $15 for seniors, and $5 for college students with legitimate ID.  

Simply call 561-832-5196 or visit for extra information and facts.  

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