Dutch Utopia is the first major exhibition to explore the little-known but fascinating phenomenon of American artists settling or working in Holland around the turn of the twentieth century and to consider the cultural significance of their production. These artists created visions of Dutch society that celebrated a preindustrial lifestyle and, in some cases, alluded to America's own colonial Dutch heritage. The exhibition includes seventy-three works by artists who remain celebrated today, such as Robert Henri, William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman, and John Singer Sargent, along with painters admired in their own time but less well known now, including George Hitchcock, Gari Melchers, George Boughton, Elizabeth Nourse, and Walter MacEwen. In addition to full-color reproductions of the works in the exhibition, the catalog presents important new scholarship. Essays in the volume are by Dr. Nina Lubbren, Senior Lecturer in Art History, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Holly Koons McCullough, Chief Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions, Telfair Museum of Art; Dr. Emke Raassen, Curator, Singer Laren Museum, the Netherlands; Kim Sajet, President and CEO, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and, Dr. Annette Stott, Director, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver.
Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, 2009. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 9 x 12.5 Inches. New copy still in shrinkwrap - no markings. 241 pp.; 41 color figures, 73 color plates. Codice libro della libreria 038332
Descrizione libro Telfair Museum of Art, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition edition. 240 pages. 12.00x9.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 4-0933075111
Descrizione libro Telfair Museum of Art, 2009. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Showcasing more than seventy paintings from public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914 explores the work of forty-three American artists drawn to Holland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Escaping from the rapid urbanization of their time, these artists established colonies in six communities in the NetherlandsDordrecht, Egmond, Katwijk, Laren, Rijsoord, and Volendamwith all but Dordrecht being small, preindustrial villages. Inspired by their pastoral surroundings as well as the great traditions of seventeenth-century Dutch art and the contemporary Hague school, these American artists created visions of Dutch society underpinned by a nostalgic yearning for a premodern way of life. Some even alluded to America's own colonial Dutch heritage, exploring shared histories and cultural connections between the two countries. Organized by the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, Dutch Utopia examines the appeal of Holland for American artists during this period, through six pivotal themes: the influence of seventeenth-century Dutch painting; the impact of the contemporary Hague School; antimodernism and the American Progressive Movement; points of convergence in national identities; the proliferation of artist colonies in Holland; and the popular construction of "Dutchness" beyond the stereotypes of wooden shoes and windmills. Dutch Utopia includes works by artists who remain celebrated today, such as Robert Henri, William Merritt Chase, and John Singer Sargent, and by painters admired in their own time but less well-known now. These include accomplished women such as Elizabeth Nourse and Anna Stanley, as well as George Hitchcock, Gari Melchers, and Walter MacEwen, who built international reputations with Salon pictures of Dutch landscapes and costumed figures. These artists were among hundreds of Americans who traveled to the Netherlands between 1880 and 1914 to paint and to study. Some lived in Holland for decades, while others stayed only a week or two, but most passed quickly through the major cities to small rural communities, where they created picturesque idylls on canvas. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0933075111
Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0933075111
Descrizione libro Telfair Museum of Art, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0933075111
Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110933075111