Explore 19th Century Landscape Painting at the Everson

staff reports 10/23/09
The Everson Museum of Art hosts the lecture Sublime, Picturesque, Beautiful: 19th Century Landscape Painting, presented by Patricia Mainardi, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium. The event is free with same-day admission to the exhibition Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales.

Mainardi, CUNY Graduate Center professor of 18th and 19th Century European Art, will provide an introduction to the varieties of 19th century landscape painting. She will discuss landscape as a genre and how landscape painting during this time created a controversy over Impressionist painting. Her presentation will include a general overview of the three kinds of landscape: Sublime (Turner), Beautiful (Corot) and Picturesque (Impressionist), as well as an explanation of landscape painting technique, underpainting, paint in tubes, portable easels and studio copies.

Painters such as J.M.W. Turner, Camille Corot and Claude Monet—whose works are featured in the exhibition Turner to Cézanne—were rejected by the critics of their day because of their landscape painting. Today they are now considered some of the world’s best artists.

Turner to Cézanne comprises 53 masterpieces, including Renoir’s “La Parisienne,” a Monet “Water Lilies,” van Gogh’s “Rain-Auvers,” J.M.W. Turner’s “The Storm” and Cézanne’s “The Francois Zola Dam,” plus work from Manet, Pissarro, Whistler, Daumier, Corot and more. The Davies Collection is considered one the National Museum of Wales’ most remarkable treasures and one of the great British art collections of the 20th century. The exhibit is on its first tour in the United States and will be on display at the Everson through Jan. 3, 2010, making Syracuse the only city in the Northeast to host it.

Tickets to Turner to Cézanne can be purchased at www.everson.org or at the Everson box office, and are priced as follows: $10, Everson members; $15, adults; $12, children under 18, college students (with ID), Armed Forces (with ID) and seniors (65+); and $50, family rate (includes two adults and four dependents). Children five and under are free.

To accommodate the anticipated high attendance, the Everson will be open Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Noon-9 p.m. Thursday & Friday; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

For more information, visit www.everson.org or call 474-6064. The Everson is also on Facebook, facebook.com/EversonMuseumOfArt, and YouTube, youtube.com/EversonMuseumOfArt.

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