Trey Anastasio Debuts Acoustic “Lizards” In Second Night Of Solo Tour [Videos]

first_img[cover photo by @quarterroy via @treyanastasio] On the second night of Trey Anastasio’s solo acoustic tour, he played to the delight of his fans at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY. The show featured selections from across the Phish guitarist’s extensive catalogue, including rarities like “Strange Design,” “Mountains in the Mist,” “Lizards,” “Guelah Papyrus,” “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” and “Summer of ’89,” which was dedicated to Trey’s wife Sue. The set also included covers of David Bowie‘s “Rock n Roll Suicide” and Oysterhead‘s “Rubberneck Lions.” Several of the songs performed were played solo acoustic by Trey for the first time, including “Shade,” “Tide Turns,” “Rubberneck Lions,” “Lizards,” “Carini,” and “Rock n Roll Suicide.”Trey interacted with the crowd throughout the show, commenting on his song choice, telling stories about the songs’ histories, and bantering with the intimate audience. Thanks to YouTube user The Kamherst, you can see full videos from each song below:last_img read more

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Connecting with a masterpiece

first_img Director, curators celebrate gift of 330 drawings from George Abrams Related Oil, ink, bronze, pastel. No matter the medium, art is an invitation to look close, learn, connect with an artist, and explore the creative process of admiration, influence, and evolution.“Portrait of an Old Man” by the Dutch master Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is a master class unto itself.The oil painting, which graces the walls of the Harvard Art Museums, reveals much about both technique and emotion. Curators say the piece, completed in 1632, showcases “the dramatic lighting and painstaking description and level of detail and texture that inform his early work.”This summer the evocative portrait will hang alongside one of Harvard’s newest Rembrandt holdings, “Four Studies of Male Heads,” an early drawing in brown ink that connects visitors even more closely with Rembrandt’s hand — a hand that inspired countless others.“The impressionists, and many 19th-century artists such as James McNeill Whistler, looked to Rembrandt as a model,” said Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums Martha Tedeschi on a recent afternoon in the museums’ airy Art Study Center. “Vincent van Gogh called Rembrandt a magician and pointed to his ability to capture mysterious aspects of the human psyche and human life in a way that words in any language couldn’t. Many found him to have a kind of depth, a perception that was incredibly rare.”,The drawing, included in a 2017 promised gift of more than 300 16th- to 18th-century Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings from the Maida and George Abrams collection, and then outright gifted in 2018, will be part of the intimate installation “Rembrandt and the Performance of Drawing,” featuring two of Rembrandt’s drawings, and two prints in a display timed to the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death.For Tedeschi, as for many other art enthusiasts, drawings hold special appeal. Unlike paintings, where an artist’s early composition or color choice may have been obscured by layers of oil added over time, in a drawing one can see clearly “the direct connection between the decisions being made by the artist and the hand,” said Tedeschi. “For me that’s why drawings are so special, particularly when you are looking at a Rembrandt drawing like this, where his process is laid bare.”In “Four Studies of Male Heads,” Rembrandt “didn’t try to obscure the lines he’d made the first time,” said the museums’ director, pointing to a redrawn hat on the figure Rembrandt sketched in the upper right corner of the page. “He allows us to see the process and that’s incredibly important.” Also important, she added, was Rembrandt’s ability to pick a decisive feature — the slump of a shoulder, the melancholic expression on a face — “and bring it alive.”,While some suspect “Four Studies of Male Heads” was used as a teaching tool for his students, others feel the drawing’s complexity implies it was a finished work intended for sale. “Rembrandt was beginning to understand that there were connoisseurs who really appreciated being led into that artistic practice,” said Tedeschi, “and that a sheet like this would give a drawings collector of the period a feeling of intimacy with the artist.”Though Rembrandt inspired generations of artists, he, like many of his contemporaries including amateur Dutch draftsman Jan de Bisschop, often looked to others for inspiration.Known for copying Italian paintings from the Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque periods, De Bisschop’s drawing “Simon Magus Rebuked by Saint Peter,” which is also part of the museums’ collection, is a reproduction of Italian artist Francesco Vanni’s most famous painting, commissioned by Pope Clement VIII as part of a monumental altarpiece in the basilica of Saint Peter, said Susan Anderson, a curatorial research associate at the museums and a scholar of Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings. “Today, the Vanni painting suffers from significant damage, making De Bisschop’s drawing an important record of its original appearance,” Anderson said.“Portrait of a Man” by Dutch artist Jacob Matham. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeSome artists looked closer to home for their creative spark. Dutch artist Jacob Matham’s meticulous pen drawing “Portrait of a Man” reflects the influence of his stepfather and teacher, Hendrik Goltzius, a painter and draftsman who preceded Rembrandt as an iconic master draftsman of the Dutch Golden Age. Goltzius’ highly finished pen drawings imitated the fine lines found in engravings, and were widely admired.“This notoriously demanding technique, which required the draftsman to work with no corrections, was a career-long preoccupation for Goltzius. Matham’s work in this manner is clearly indebted to his master’s example,” notes the entry for the work in the special collections section of the museums’ website focused on drawings from the age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt.Museum staff say that the collections online tool can be a valuable resource for those looking to explore chains of influence. It features a range of details and information about the 839 works currently listed. It also highlights Harvard’s extensive holdings at a time when art from the Dutch Golden Age has taken center stage in Boston. In addition to Abrams’ extensive Harvard gifts, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) received a trove of Dutch and Flemish art in 2017 from three different donors. In 2020 the MFA will launch its Center for Netherlandish Art, devoted to scholarship on the Dutch and Flemish art of the early modern period. And in 2021, the Harvard Art Museums will feature an exhibit on Dutch landscapes from the Golden Age.Above all, said Anderson, who worked on the museums’ special collections online tool, “our hope is to just inspire interest in this material,” and to get people looking.“Rembrandt and the Performance of Drawing” will be on view in the museums’ second-floor 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Art gallery through Nov. 19.For a list of accompanying gallery talks, click here.The special collection “Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: The Complete Collection Online” is searchable via the museum’s website.center_img More Dutch treasures for Harvardlast_img read more

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Premier League.. United’s flexibility serving them well in top-four race

first_img(REUTERS)-Manchester United’s tactical flexibility continued to serve them well as they extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 15 games with a 3-0 win at Leicester City yesterday to ramp up the pressure on their rivals for a top-four finish.Arsenal and Liverpool have faltered in recent weeks to slip out of title contention behind runaway leaders Chelsea but United have found some momentum and now trail the fourth-placed Gunners by two points and the Reds, who are fifth, by one.After a poor start to the season United have gone under the radar in their 15-game unbeaten run. Led by master tactician Jose Mourinho and a squad of adaptable players it is the Old Trafford side’s tactical flexibility that is aiding them.Where Arsenal and Liverpool look devoid of a ‘Plan B’ if their slick, quick-passing style fails, sixth-placed United can successfully adapt if their initial plans prove fruitless.United started lethargically against Leicester and struggled to exert any control during the opening 35 minutes before a system tweak produced immediate results.Forward Marcus Rashford moved out to the wing and Henrikh Mkhitaryan was deployed in a central playmaking role behind central striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Thereafter United were irresistible, with Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata in particular picking Leicester apart with ease as the visitors scored three goals in seven minutes either side of halftime.TACTICAL NOUS“We went with 4-4-2, the same system as they play,” Mourinho, whose tactical nous has been attributed to many famous victories in the past, told Sky Sports.“We tried not to give (central defenders Wes) Morgan and (Robert) Huth a two-against-one fight and target against with Zlatan. We tried to give more freedom to Zlatan by playing with Marcus Rashford.“We were fine, we were quite stable but without the quality of possession and control we normally have. We changed and started finding more spaces and then the first goal comes.“And when the first goal comes everything is easy for us.”Mkhitaryan was the main Having been peripheral for the first 35 minutes the Armenian went on to produce a man-of-the-match display like those that made him such a highly sought after player at Borussia Dortmund.“When we are playing football, one-two passes are very easy no matter which position,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports.“We tried to change the formation during the game and that’s not something that is new for us.“In this game the manager thought it was better I play behind the striker. It was his decision and I agreed and I was t aving been peripheral for the first 35 minutes the Armenian went on to produce a man-of-the-match display like those that made him such a highly sought after player at Borussia Dortmund.“When we are playing football, one-two passes are very easy no matter which position,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports.“We tried to change the formation during the game and that’s not something that is new for us.“In this game the manager thought it was better I play behind the striker. It was his decision and I agreed and I was trying to do my best.”rying to do my best.”benefactor of the tactical change.Having been peripheral for the first 35 minutes the Armenian went on to produce a man-of-the-match display like those that made him such a highly sought after player at Borussia Dortmund.“When we are playing football, one-two passes are very easy no matter which position,” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports.“We tried to change the formation during the game and that’s not something that is new for us.“In this game the manager thought it was better I play behind the striker. It was his decision and I agreed and I was trying to do my best.”last_img read more

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