January 1 - January 31
Maurice Levis,"Sunset and Moonrise",oil on panel, signed lower right, 11” h x 18” w
Maurice Levis,"Sunset and Moonrise",oil on panel, signed lower right,11” h x 18” w
In the early nineteenth-century, French landscape painters were generally confined by an aesthetic code upheld by the conservative French Academy. Fueled by the rapidly changing social and political landscape of the nineteenth-century, artists belonging to the Barbizon School began to reject traditional artistic methods. Paving the way for Impressionism, artists of this movement left their stagnant studios to paint directly from nature and set out to depict scenes where their awe inspiring surroundings became the independent subject, exploring answers to the quest of the metaphoric powers of nature. It was not until the latter half of the nineteenth-century that these efforts became more widely accepted, even in the conservative Salon. This exhibition will feature European artist influenced by this avant-garde movement and includes Maurice Levis, Arnold Marc Gorter, Hippolyte Camille Delpy, Claude E. Picault and Jose Weiss. Showing alongside this exhibition is a rotating selection of museum quality paintings, objets d’art, and antiques from Europe and North America.
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