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]

14 décembre 2008

"Sur le motif: Painting in Nature around 1800" @ The Getty Center

Study of Clouds with a Sunset near Rome, Simon Alexandre-Clément Denis, 1786–1801, Oil on paper, 13 5/16 x 15 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust This exhibition focuses on the practice of painting sur le motif—in nature—as it developed in Europe during the late 1700s and early 1800s.In the decades around 1800, a golden age of painting en plein air (outdoors) emerged in Italy. Artists from France, Germany, Great Britain, and Scandinavia came south to work in the Italian landscape, where the effects of changing... [Lire la suite]