A new exhibit recently opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC with 10 paintings by Vermeer and many others by his contemporaries. While the exhibit seeks to shed light on the Dutch contribution to genre painting, a paradigm shift, if you will, to capturing the ordinary moments of …
Fisherman with Net by Frédéric Bazille, oil on canvas, 1868. Initially a medical student, he finally pursued his love for painting working with some of the great French
Initially a medical student, he finally pursued his love for painting working with some of the great French Impressionists. Sadly, he was killed in the Franco-Prussian war at the young age of 31 having only painted for a few years.
Well, after lamenting the advent of abstract expressionism, I was thrilled to come across the show by Markus Lüpertz at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC that does not cast aside figurative painting entirely.