Thursday, November 5, 2009

Enchantment Symposium Tomorrow

Tomorrow the Joseloff Gallery of the University of Hartford in Connecticut will open the exhibition "Enchantment Then and Now: Drawing Connections."

The exhibition includes Briton Riviere (above), J.L. Gerome, William Bouguereau, Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, Graydon Parrish, Walton Ford, and a selection of other contemporary painters whose work addresses the theme of enchantment, narrative, and romanticism.

Above: Howard Pyle, "Why Seek Ye the Living in the Place of the Dead?," 1905.

There will also be a panel discussion tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6th, 1:30-3:00 p.m moderated by former Dahesh Museum director and current editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Peter Trippi. The panel includes Alison Moritsugu, Graydon Parrish, Patricia Watwood, the Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art, David Farmer, and me. The opening reception will be Friday from 5-7.
Review of the exhibtion in the Hartford Courant.

Preview all the art in the exhibition at the Joseloff Gallery's Flickr Page.
Information about the symposium and the opening reception on Friday.


Oscar Baechler said...

Dayum, quite a lineup!

Moai said...

That Pyle is incredibly gorgeous.

CCG Coordinator said...


I really was struck by the similarity in technique (or is it aesthetic) with you and some of these late 19th, early 20th century painters. The somewhat muted colors, composition and framing of figures seem to be the common qualities? The image promoting the show - by Frederick Arthur Bridgman - known as an orientalist - seems to be much in the vein of your work (or visa versa as this work precedes yours). Wish I could be there for the show and the talks! This show looks to have a lot of inspiring work.

Thanks for sharing this event, and exposing some great artists from the past.