Thursday, December 6, 2018

Geology-Inspired Art in Poughkeepsie

Mer de Glace, by Henry Moore, 1856, watercolor
There are just a few more days left for the exhibition of geology-inspired landscape art at Vassar College in the Hudson Valley. The show Past Time: Geology in European and American Art includes work by Frederic Church, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, and Viollet le Duc. The show includes:
"sketches and studies made by European and American artists from the 1770s to the 1890s who were engaged with a new, scientific emphasis on the Earth. In this arguably golden age of art and science, artists traveled and investigated the land internationally, noting Earth’s craggy features keenly in their watercolors, drawings, and oil sketches made on the spot or back in the studio. From a topographical, often strata-focused means to a later mode that evoked nature’s great transformational powers over time, this major loan exhibition explores European and American artists pursuing geological wonders."
ast Time: Geology in European and American Art is at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the show ends December 9, 2018.

If you miss it, there's a catalog: Past Time: Geology in European and American Art

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