Thursday, May 28, 2009

American Impressionism and Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met, 30 May – 20 September, Queensland Art Gallery

John Singer Sargent, 1856–1925, Mr and Mrs IN Phelps Stokes 1897, Oil on canvas, 214 x 101cm (84 1/4 x 39 3/4in.)

American Impressionism and Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met

This major exhibition of works from the Metropolitan Museum's American Wing was made possible due to renovations allowing a large number of paintings to be lent. Queensland Art Gallery is the only venue that these paintings will be exhibited at before returning to USA.

The exhibition comprises of 71 paintings of the Metropolitan’s best examples in the American Impressionist and Realist traditions. Including works by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, William Merritt-Chase, John Sloan and William Glackens.

Also included are Australian artists who responded to key artistic developments of the time, more than 30 iconic Australian paintings are in the exhibition. Australian artists included are Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Frederick McCubbin and Rupert Bunny.

Repose, 1895, John White Alexander, Oil on canvas. 132.7 x 161.6 cm (54 1/4 x 63 5/8 in.).

For more information go to the Queensland Art Gallery

The 314-page catalogue is published in both softcover ($44.95) and hardcover ($69.95) and is available for purchase from Queensland Art Gallery Store

Winslow Homer, Northeaster 1895, Oil on canvas, 87.6 x 127cm (34 1/2 x 50in.)

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), James Abbott McNeill Whistler 1885, Oil on canvas 74 1/8 x 36 1/4 in. (188.3 x 92.1 cm)


Philip Koch said...

Isn't that John White Alexander "Repose" just a beauty!
The fabric says it all. The Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN has a wonderful large Alexander oil I've had the pleasure of seeing in the flesh several times.

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