American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life examines the roots of still-life painting in the works of French and Dutch still-life masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and explores how late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century American artists adapted European still-life tradition to American taste, character, and experience.  The works included range from the plain compositions of the nation’s earliest still lifes to the widely popular trompe l’oeil works of the Gilded Age.

The masterpieces in this exhibition speak to the diversity of the still-life genre in the US and range from works by artists De Scott Evans, Martin Johnson Heade, Joseph Biays Ord, William Sydney Mount and Raphaelle Peale to trompe l’oeil masterworks by John Haberle, William Michael Harnett and George Cope.

This final installment of the “American Encounters” series —which has aimed to broaden appreciation for and dialogue about American art both within the US. and abroad - has been an ongoing collaboration between the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (AR), the High Museum in Atlanta (GA), The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago (IL).

For more information about this exhibit, pelase click here.


WHEN: Sept. 26, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016
WHERE: High Museum of Art - 1280 Peachtree St NE,  Atlanta, GA 30309

High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

"American Encounters": 18th and 19th century Masterpieces at the High Museum

When
09/26/2015
Where
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Raphaelle Peale, Melons and Morning Glories (1813)

American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life examines the roots of still-life painting in the works of French and Dutch still-life masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and explores how late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century American artists adapted European still-life tradition to American taste, character, and experience.  The works included range from the plain compositions of the nation’s earliest still lifes to the widely popular trompe l’oeil works of the Gilded Age.

The masterpieces in this exhibition speak to the diversity of the still-life genre in the US and range from works by artists De Scott Evans, Martin Johnson Heade, Joseph Biays Ord, William Sydney Mount and Raphaelle Peale to trompe l’oeil masterworks by John Haberle, William Michael Harnett and George Cope.

This final installment of the “American Encounters” series —which has aimed to broaden appreciation for and dialogue about American art both within the US. and abroad - has been an ongoing collaboration between the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (AR), the High Museum in Atlanta (GA), The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago (IL).

For more information about this exhibit, pelase click here.


WHEN: Sept. 26, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016
WHERE: High Museum of Art - 1280 Peachtree St NE,  Atlanta, GA 30309

 

 

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