What do artists Claude Monet and Willem De Kooning; Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Roy Lichtenstein, Vincent Van Gogh and Max Ernst have in common?

You have until January 1st, 2007 to find out:-).

All of the above can be seen at “Double Take: From Monet to Lichtenstein, ” an unusual art exhibit currently displayed at Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen’s music museum, The Experience Music Project, located in Seattle, Washington. The priceless paintings come from Allen’s own personal collection of art.

The exhibit has been so popular with the public that its closing date was postponed from September to January. But I think they mean it this time, and so it may be your last chance to see it.

O.k., so this is another one of those “hurry up before you miss it” kinds of posts!:)

But listen–some of these paintings have not been viewed by the public in nearly 50 years, and who knows when you’ll get another chance to see them? There is a rumor that the show may go on the road in the near future, but I haven’t heard of any definite plans, and there are some obvious problems involved in transporting 28 priceless works of art all over the country.

http://www.doubletakeexhibit.org/

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2005_Nov_29

The exhibit pairs works from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists—masters such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Vincent Van Gogh with the modern works of artists such as Pablo Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein.

The eclectic selection of paintings were paired together by Curator Paul Hayes Tucker in order to try to get people to see familiar works of art in a new light.  Some of the pieces were even taken out of their original frames in order to achieve this purpose.

Other paintings on display include the works of Edouard Manet, Georges Suerat, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gaugin.

See…

http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:gdcNlwIgftAJ:www.doubletakeexhibit.org/press/index.asp%3Fdt%3D032106+%22double+take%22+and+%27ernst%27&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1

and

http://arthistory.about.com/b/a/257692.htm

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_32/c3996082.htm

It is also kind of a cheap date. The price is right–only $8 for the art exhibit alone, which is less than the cost of a movie.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/visualart/260686_artnote24.html

The exhibit ends on January 1st, 2007, so if you are anywhere near the vicinity of Seattle, Washington and want something interesting to do this week, you might want to stop by.

I’m just saying……:-)

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