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John Ruskin: J.M.W. Turner's Most Passionate Defender
Summer 2008
J.M.W. Turner, the blockbuster exhibition opening in July at The Metropolitan Museum of Art — a traveling show that started at the Tate Gallery in London.
Mary Cassatt: A Woman's World
Summer 2008
Mary Cassatt: Prints and Drawings from the Collection of Ambroise Vollard at Adelson Galleries, New York, is the third exhibition of Cassatt works shown at the gallery in recent years.
Rediscovery of a New England Master: Russell Cheney 1881-1945
Summer 2008
Although Russell Cheney was known during his lifetime for his floral paintings, still life work, and landscapes of France, Italy, and the American West, his depictions of his native New England dominate a prolific body of work.
To Please Any Taste: Litchfield County Furniture and Furniture Makers, 1780-1830
Summer 2008
In 1969 the Litchfield Historical Society published a catalogue to accompany their latest exhibition on Litchfield County furniture.
Maine's 2008 Folk Art Trail
Summer 2008
Maine is credited with being the birthplace of American folk art collecting, initiated in 1913 by New York painter and art critic Hamilton Easter Field (1873-1922), when he established an art school in the thriving art colony in Ogunquit, Maine.
El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III
Spring 2008
El Greco and Velazquez are the twin giants of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish painting. They loom so large that it can be hard to see past them and discern the wider artistic landscape in Spain at the moment when it was the richest
A Reviviscent Newport Colonial: The Nichols-Wanton-Hunter House
Spring 2008
The restoration of the Nichols-Wanton-Hunter House was completed by the Preservation Society of Newport County in 1953, providing a splendid example of mid-eighteenth century colonial architecture in the Newport vernacular (Fig. 1).
An Appreciation of Nineteenth-Century Folk Portraits
Spring 2008
Many so-called "primitive" portraits of the first half of the nineteenth century are extraordinarily captivating in their abstract, imaginative, and seemingly humble execution.
Christian Beschler: The Sussel-Unicorn Artist
Spring 2008
The Arthur J. Sussel estate auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, on October 23, 1958, included a religious text dated 1799 decorated with "a lion and unicorn and two pairs of parrots amid rosettes, tulips and vases of floral vines (Fig. 1)."
Conservation of a Fabled Masterpiece
Spring 2008
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has in its collections numerous objects with carving attributed to Martin Jugiez (d. 1815), in addition to the historic Mount Pleasant
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