feature presentations of pig-themed art
Who would have thought that clarifying this Art Museum’s mission – the promotion of pig-themed art – to fellow museum officials would be so injurious to their willingness to loan out works in their possession.
My plans for a variety of art exhibitions have hit some snags, still, I’m rooting on. Here is what I have so far:
Les Porcs en Plein Air
Pigs in the open air
How Brittany’s pigs energized Impressionism
This is a retrospective of Impressionists and subsequent artists and artistic traditions. All have considered the pig as a righteous subject for portraiture in the context its natural rural setting.
St. Anthony’s Swine
An enhanced revival of the museum’s 2005 inaugural exhibition
An old bearded man leans on his staff, forearm resting on the tau cross at the top. He glances down at his companion, a pig that stands at his side. A bell around the pig’s neck is echoing its counterpart on the old man’s staff. After brief consideration of the harsh lands and horizon before them, man and pig step forward together. This is St. Anthony the Great and his companion swine.
The Courtiers of Circe
This is the first exhibition here to combine art and poetry into a celebration of the the pig.
Artists and poets investigate the timeless vagaries and inconsistencies of sexual and amorous relationships as the mysteries of Circe are revealed in eight centuries of paintings and poetry.