Monday, March 11, 2019

“Still Life with Mackerel”

From the Star Telegram:
The Kimbell Art Museum announced Thursday that it has acquired Anne Vallayer-Coster’s 1787 painting “Still Life with Mackerel.” Vallayer-Coster was one of the great still-life painters of 18th century France. According to the Kimbell, Vallayer-Coster was known for her fluid brushwork and ability to imitate nature. She achieved fame at 26 when she was one of only four women admitted to the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. She was later named painter to Queen Marie Antoinette. The painting is a gift from Sid R. Bass in honor of Kay and Ben Fortson, long-time leaders of the Kimbell Art Foundation’s board of directors. (Read more.)

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