One week from today, the NBMAA will open its newest exhibition The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899-2011). With the installation well under way, we have stopped to consider one seemingly elemental, though crucial question that quietly lurks behind the very title of the show. That question of course being, “Well, what exactly is an art colony?” The short answer is simply that an art colony is a community where artists of all kinds congregate to live, learn, and practice. A kind of getaway destination for “long-term professional development.” Today, art colonies are vigorously sought after and provide an opportunity for artists to share and evolve their ideas, away from general distractions of the everyday.
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Posted in Appropriation & Inspiration, Collection Highlights, Current Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Impressionism, tagged An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art, Claude Monet, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Giverny, Impressionism, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, New Britain Museum of American Art on March 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
One of the main artists featured in the upcoming exhibition An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art is Frederick Carl Frieseke. Born in Michigan, he studied at The Art Institute of Chicago beginning in 1893. Afterwards he went to the Art Students League in New York City in 1897, until he finally traveled to Paris in 1898. Abroad, he developed and refined his style. In Paris Frieseke studied at the Académie Julien and at the Académie Carmen under James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) for a brief period. (more…)
Posted in Appropriation & Inspiration, Collection Highlights, Contemporary Art, New Acquisition, Photography, tagged Andy Earl, Antonin Proust, Argenteuil, Bow Wow Wow, Claude Monet, Déjeuner Déjá Vu, Edouard Manet, Eugene Manet, Ferdinand Leenhof, Giorgione, Grounds For Sculpture, Gustave Courbet, John De Andrea, Judgment of Paris, Ladies on the Banks of the Seine, Le Concert champêtre, Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, Luncheon on the Grass, Malcom McLaren, Musée d’Orsay, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Pablo Picasso, Petit Palais, Raphael, re-interpreted artworks, Salons des Refusés, See Jungle!, Seward Johnson, Speed Museum, The Last of the Mohicans, The Museum of Modern Art, Thomas Couture, Titian, Victorine Meurent on April 27, 2010 | 1 Comment »
When reading our recent post on the NBMAA’s new acquisition of a work by William T. Wiley, one is reminded of another re-interpreted painting, Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Edouard Manet. However, the Wiley and Manet are opposites. While the Wiley is a modern reinterpretation of a masterpiece by a Northern Renaissance master, the Manet is the original from the 1860s that has inspired dozens of reinterpretations over the past 150 years. (more…)