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Monday, May 19, 2008

Art Resource: Inspiring Impressionism

Left: Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading, 1876, Mary Cassatt.
Right: A Young Girl Reading, about 1776, Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

The Denver Art Museum has recently extended the hours during the last two weeks of a popular exhibit, "Inspiring Impressionism". This exhibit examines how the Impressionist artists were inspired and influenced by the "Old Masters" of previous generations:

Even the most revolutionary artistic movements are grounded in older traditions. Although the Impressionists’ work seemed a daring rejection of what came before, they did find inspiration in artists from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century. Some revered those Old Masters, some rejected the traditions of the past, and others took their lessons and re-invented them to reflect modern life.

Not near Denver? Me neither, but I was excited to see that they have:

Are you near Denver? You can still get tickets to the show, aren't you lucky! If you go, come back and tell me how it was. (If you do live there, you might be interested in checking out the "Learn and Play" link! They have some great tours offered for teachers and families.)


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Annie said...

Kerry, It's a wonderful exhibit-- being able to compare the "masters" whose work inspired the Impressionsts was wonderful. My homeschooling friend said the kids' audio was also very good, although I didn't do the audio tour.

Silvia said...

Thanks for your carnival entry!