The Nasher Museum of Art is the art museum of Duke University Central in Durham. It is a small affair, with a very pleasant staff which collects their $5 at the door, as I forgot my NARM card! Generally, unless you are talking about the “big” universities like Princeton or Chicago, or Yale, smaller universities are pleasant galleries with some surprising artwork.
One of the best parts was the Peruvian pottery and weavings. Indigenous peoples predated and coexisted during the Inca period and the work they produced is varied and interesting, some wonderful pottery with slip design which is always so subtle. OMA has more in its collection, but–sh-no photo! The most extensive collection, of course, is in Lima, but I need a month to blog that one!
Nasca Parrot and Fisherman, c. 200-400BC
Not a great example of Jordaens work, he was both a contemporary and sometime collaborator with Rubens. Workshop would signify it was done under his tutelage, but may have been a copy or a sketch for a larger work. What it lacks in drawing it makes up nicely in value and color.
They had him listed as Jasper Gerardi, Still Life with a Meat Pie
It is even hard to find something on this Flemish artist listed as Jasper Geeraerts (c. 1620 – 1652). It seems rather tragic that he died at such a young age. The Italian name threw me, as Italians almost never delve into that kind of tactility in two dimensional art.
Tags: Alabaster lintel from a Byzantine Church, Bearded Votary, c. 200-400BC, Chancay Pot, Eat Pray Weave, Henry Laurens' Grand Maternité (Maternity), Italian Transenna panel, Jasper (Gerardi) Geeraerts' Still Life with a Meat Pie, Jordaens and Workshop Holy Family, Mark Bradford exhibition, Nasca Parrot and Fisherman, Picasso's Head of a Woman, Richard Deacon's Like a Bird, Rubell collection exhibition., Saint Agnes, William Johnson's Uninhabited War Scene