Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Luminous American Riot

ArtDaily: "The Golden Age of American Impressionism on view at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester"

The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester through June 15. This major traveling exhibition showcases 54 rarely-seen paintings from the golden age of American Impressionism (ca. 1880–1920), from one of the country’s premier museums. Included are luminous works by such masters as William Merritt Chase, William Glackens, Lilian Westcott Hale, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast and John Henry Twachtman.

Members of the first generation to absorb the aesthetics of French Impressionism, these artists applied the brighter palette and broken brushwork of their European counterparts to the American landscape. Also on view is American Impressionism from the Permanent Collection, which brings together fourteen works from MAG’s collection, including many on view for the first time. Many of the artists, among them George Leonard Herdle (the Gallery’s first director) and Emma Lampert Cooper, have Rochester connections. (...) >>>

- Caption: Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924) - Ponte della Palia (1898-99 and 1922) -

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