Friday, October 16, 2009

Enchantment Exhibition and Symposium

The Joseloff Gallery of the University of Hartford has just announced its "Enchantment" exhibition.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 6, and the show will continue through January 17, 2010. Artists include Bouguereau, Bargue, Wyeth, Bridgman, Cornwell, and Gerome. The exhibition was curated by Zina Davis, who drew from the Dahesh Museum, the Kelly Collection, and many private collections.

"Enchantment brings together the past and the present with paintings from the Romantic era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries along with work by contemporary artists, many of whom pay direct homage to the Romantic and academic traditions for their beauty, symbolism, and illustrative qualities, while others use irony and humor to celebrate the genre in today's world."

On November 6, from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Wilde Auditorium, Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, will moderate a panel discussion entitled "Enchantment Then and Now: Drawing Connections."


Moai said...

Bridgman, as in "Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life?" ...I don't believe I've ever seen any work of his other than what's in that book.

Eugen Caitaz said...

Hello!!! Dear James Gurney!!!!
Recently, I saw your work in your blog . Frankly to say – it really awesome.
I have one small request, Like have you seen, my blog;

don’t have a picture for the head (title). Can you try to make a drawing with a size like Jeorge Garcia have in his blog?:

I will be very glad if you will draw on this picture ” a whale in sea”.
Sorry for my request. I would like to put in my blog the same interesting picture too (in your stile). Write me please reply!!!

James Gurney said...

Moai, that would be Frederick Arthur Bridgman, the American orientalist who studied under Gerome. Read more about him at Enzie Shahmiri's blog: