02 février 2020

Exhibition of early European open-air painting reveals new scholarship and recently discovered works

Léon-François-Antoine Fleury, French, 1804 - 1858, The Tomb of Cecaelia Metella, c. 1830, oil on canvas,  National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Frank Anderson Trapp, National Gallery of Art, Washington.  WASHINGTON, DC.- An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, painting en plein air (in the open air) was a core practice for artists in Europe. Intrepid painters—developing their abilities to quickly capturing effects of light and atmosphere—made sometimes... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2016

"August Kopisch: Painter, Poet, Discoverer, Inventor" on view at Alte Nationalgalerie

August Kopisch, The Pontine Marshes at Sunset, 1848. Oil on canvas, 62 x 111 cm, National Museums in Berlin - National Gallery | Photo: Andres Kilger BERLIN.- In this exhibition on the work of August Kopisch (1799–1853), Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie focuses on one of the most versatile nineteenth century artists. Like nobody else, the Breslau-born artist combined painting, poetry, and the spirit of discovery and invention. He first made a name for himself as the discoverer of the Blue Grotto on the island... [Lire la suite]