Featuring some of the biggest blockbuster names in the history of art, the Tampa Museum of Art has opened an exhibition that showcases one of the most universal subjects in art: the human figure.
Cassatt, Degas, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, and Rodin are but a few of the major names featured in “Public and Private — The Figure Examined,” an irresistible exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art that — as its title suggests — delves into each artist’s creative interpretation of the figure.
The works all come from the esteemed Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, a gorgeous family collection founded in 1968 by Alexander and Elisabeth Kasser. Of the exhibition, the museum writes, “Juxtaposing their diverse approaches to a common subject reveals radical stylistic changes, as well as a broad spectrum of political, philosophical, and aesthetic meanings associated with the human form.”
“Public and Private — The Figure Examined” opened on February 12 and will be on view through May 30. To learn more, visit the Tampa Museum of Art.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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