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]