This month, the International Council on Art History (ICAH) hosted a “collaboration of art, art history, and the arts” in New York City.
As the New York Times describes, this event included a collaboration between two museums that are dedicated to the art of painting and drawing.
In the exhibition, titled “The Artist’s House,” curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) and director of the Center for the Study of Art History and Art (CSCA), Paul S. Schramm, presented paintings and drawings from the artist Charles Baudelaire, the British painter and illustrator known for his “bizarre” works that he painted during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The show, titled Charles Bautista’s ‘Art as art,’ was one of two exhibitions on display at the ICAH that month, along with a similar exhibition in San Francisco by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Among the works that made it onto the exhibit, however, were works by the late French artist Claude Monet, whose work often depicts women and girls as the object of his sexual desires.
In this case, however: It’s the depiction of a nude woman, whose head and body are covered by an intricate, delicate, and almost hypnotic series of geometric patterns, which seem to be based on the shape of the female form, the CSCA said in a statement.
“Monet’s painting of this woman is as much a representation of the erotic nature of his art as his works of painting of women are of the sexual nature of art.”
Sigmund Freud, the famous psychologist who became a symbol of Freudian thought and a founder of psychoanalysis, wrote about the painter’s work in his essay on the subject titled “Psychoanalytic Psychology: Sexuality and the Art of Monet.”
Freud believed that painting could be used as a tool of repression, a way to “re-frame the unconscious.”
It is this tool that the artist used in the works of his contemporaries to show the “nature of man.”
While Monet’s work depicts the sexualization of women, Sigmard Freud’s painting portrays them as objects of desire and pleasure.
The exhibition was titled “Art as Art.”
According to the museum, the exhibition focused on a variety of subjects, including the work of the American painter, a German-born artist, and a Dutch-born painter.
The CSCAs “special interest” in Monet and his work included the “painting and sculpture of women as objects,” the NGA’s statement said.
The NGA, which is housed in New Orleans, said that Monet “is often called the father of painting.”
The exhibition “is an extension of our research into the influence of the artist on our art,” the museum said in its statement.
According to NGA curator of art and history Michael L. Schmitt, Monet painted “in the early 20th century” and “with the same commitment to painting and his craft as the artist himself.”
“We see his work today, and it is so well done, so well rendered,” Schmitt said.
“His work of eroticism and the depiction, the way it is rendered and the way the lines are drawn, all of it is very much of his time.
He’s in the tradition of these artists, who are not only using their art to show their sexual attractions.”
According the museum’s statement, the work is based on “a close examination of the physical and social phenomena of early modern art.”
The works included in the exhibition were created by the artist and his partners, and were created to represent the artist’s “relationship with his partner, the artist.”
The artist’s studio in Paris, for instance, was the studio of the painter and his partner Georges de La Fontaine.
It was where they worked on their “Sorcerer of the Cages,” which depicts the “sensual pleasures” of two women in a bed together.
The work is one of the last paintings in Monets studio, the statement said, and is one that was “reinvented and rediscovered and redone in the twentieth century.”
In the works, Monets “takes a position between the sexes in the form of an inverted triangle, where the female figure is the lover of the male figure, and, to the male, the sexual object of the woman,” the statement read.
Monets is one who was “taught to paint the beautiful as well as the ugly,” the gallery added.
The gallery noted that Monets paintings “are the earliest known work to show nudity in a sexual context.”
Sixty-nine Monets were on view in the gallery’s “Studio” and other exhibitions during the exhibition.
The painting of Monets’ “Sacre” by Vincent van Gogh, a master painter, and “A Child’s Picture of the Moon” by Louis XVII