GREENWICH, Conn. -- In an art review, the New York Times praises the Bruce Museum exhibit, “Revised and Restored: The Art of Kathleen Gilje,” calling the show the "work of a skilled practitioner-turned-artist who blurs the lines between restoring art and making something new," the review says.
The exhibit will be on view at the Bruce Museum through Sept. 8.
According to the Bruce Museum website, the exhibition offers an overview of Kathleen Gilje's "satirically pointed and technically adroit reincarnations of famous Old Master and 19th-century paintings." Through her work, Gilje "comments on social, political and art historical issues, and often recasts leading lights of the world of art scholarship, criticism and collecting."
Gilje is a trained restorer who began her career working on the great national collections at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples. She understanding the techniques and materials of the older art that she reconfigures, be it a "restored" version of a van Eyck, Raphael, Artemesia Gentileschi, Manet or Sargent.
She often comments on contemporary fashions and manners by inserting anachronistic details into images from the distant past, the website said.
Read the full review from The New York Times here .
The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive, off Exit 3 of I-95. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
To learn more about the Bruce Museum, visit its website or call 203-869-0376.
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