NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Frist Art Museum presents “Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts” and “A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts” Feb. 2-May 5, 2019 in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery.
Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Offering more than 70 works by Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau and Vincent van Gogh, this exhibition provides consummate examples of 19th and early 20th century French art. With its core of Impressionist paintings, the collection also comprises masterpieces from Romanticism to Cubism French art.
The exhibition is organized thematically and includes sections on French equestrian art, human figures and portraits, and Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes.
A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
With representative masterpieces of the sporting art genre from the 18th through the 20th century including works by Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, George Morland, and George Stubbs, this collection of more than 65 works set in pastoral environments features depictions of horse racing, hunting, fishing, and farming.
“A Sporting Vision” proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the treatment of horses and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs.
The exhibition is organized thematically and introduces the genre through the career of George Stubbs, who is considered the greatest practitioner of British sporting art and renowned for the elegant naturalism of his animal portraits.
Exhibitions organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
For more information, visit www.fristartmuseum.org.
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