U.S.A. - Memphis-Tennessee - Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce

James Tissot

Comprising 56 splendid European paintings from the 14th through 19th centuries, the exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce offers a remarkable opportunity to view iconic works by major Italian, British, French, Dutch,
Spanish, and German painters. Among the artists represented are the famed Pre-Raphaelite visionaries Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the renowned Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens, and the great belle-e´poque painter James Tissot. Finding inspiration in classical mythology, ancient Greek and Roman history, the Bible, the poetry of Tennyson, and fleeting moments from everyday life, these artists worked on every scale and through various modes of expression to convey major trends in European art from the Renaissance to the Romantic period. Ponce’s masterpieces transcend time with their beauty in this comprehensive exhibition, which is long overdue in North America.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - 03.10.2009 - 10.01.2010

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