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Violent Motion: Frederic Remington’s Artistry in Bronze, Part 2, features 11 of his finest bronze action-filled sculptures of horses and their riders. Ten sculptures are on loan from rarely seen private collections, and 10 are lifetime casts. Sculptures are paired with paintings.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
Frederic Remington fans will enjoy four more sculptures in Part 2 of Violent Motion: Frederic Remington’s Artistry in Bronze, which opens at the Sid Richardson Museum on Thursday, February 28, 2013, and runs through Sunday, June 2, 2013.
The expanded focused exhibition features 11 action-filled bronze casts of horses and their riders sculpted by the iconic Western artist. Ten sculptures are on loan from rarely seen private collections, and one is from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; ten of the sculptures are lifetime casts. As in Part 1 of the exhibition, Remington’s bronzes will be juxtaposed with his paintings from the Richardson and Carter museums to demonstrate how his artworks reveal action in a two-dimensional versus a three-dimensional medium.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Richardson museum has been displaying seven of Remington’s finest sculptures since last November. Part 2 adds four more sculptures: The Outlaw from a private collection, The Mountain Man from the Carter museum, and two more casts of The Norther and The Cheyenne from private collections. These additional casts of subjects that have already been on display in Part 1of the exhibition will afford an opportunity to compare changes made by the artist between earlier and later casts of The Norther and The Cheyenne.
“Only three casts of The Norther were made,” said Rick Stewart, guest curator of the exhibition. “Since Part 2 will have two of those casts on loan from private collections, such a comparison has never been shown before, to my knowledge.” One of the nation’s leading authorities on Remington, Dr. Stewart is a former director of the Carter museum.
“Remington’s sculptures defy gravity!” said Stewart. “The connoisseurship level of this exhibition is as high as you can get with Remington.”
“Frederic Remington created 22 of the most memorable bronze subjects of any American sculptor of his time,” said Sid Richardson Museum Director Mary Burke. “He was the first American artist to depict such vitality in equestrian statues.”
On Monday, Feb. 25, the museum will temporarily close for three days for the installation of Part 2.
About the Sid Richardson Museum
The Sid Richardson Museum collection includes paintings of the late19th- and early 20th- century American West by Frederic Remington (1861-1909), Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), and other artists of the era personally amassed by the legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson (1891-1959). It is considered one of the most significant private collections of Remington and Russell paintings in the U.S.
The title of the Remington sculpture exhibition stems from what Sid Richardson once said, “Anybody can paint a horse on four legs, but it takes a real eye to paint them in violent motion. All parts of the horse must be in proper position, and Remington and Russell are the fellows who can do it.”
Admission is free to the museum, which is open daily except for major holidays and located at 309 Main Street in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. The museum's education program offers students an opportunity to learn about the artists’ ideas, lives, and paintings, which reflected life in the American West in the late 19th- and early 20th-century. The Museum Store features unique Western gifts. For information, go to http://www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call 817-332-6554.
The museum is owned and fully funded by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, which Richardson established in 1947 to support organizations that serve the people of Texas. Foundation directors and staff have sought to fulfill his vision by providing grants to educational, health, human service, and cultural organizations. Directors of the foundation are Chairman Edward P. Bass, Sid R. Bass, and Lee M. Bass, who are grandnephews of Sid Richardson. Their mother, Mrs. Nancy Lee Bass, is director emerita. Their father, Perry R. Bass (1914-2006), was Richardson’s nephew. Pete Geren is president and chief executive officer of the foundation.
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