ME: Portland

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art.

"The Manneporte near Ãtretat" 1886 by Claude Monet, oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 inches, Bequest of Lillie P. Bliss, 1931.

WHEN: On view June 14 through September 3, 2012.

TITLE: The Draw of the Normandy Coast (1860–1960)

BRIEF ABOUT: Focusing on the impressive Normandy coast, which is geographically convenient to Paris, accessible by train, with dramatic cliffs and rock formations, and picturesque and active ports, Normandy proved to be an artistic haven for European and American artists during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Realists, Impressionists, Neo-Impressionists, Fauves, Cubists, and Surrealists all gravitated to the area, including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and Pablo Picasso. The exhibit will chart the coast’s significance and showcase the ways in which the landscape was rendered by a spectrum of artists.

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1 Comment for “ME: Portland”

  1. Chevalier Tony Clark

    What a fantastic concept and content for an exhibition. Portland you are going to make LA and NYC step up. This is brilliant exhibition and one of the most beautiful subject matters mastered by some of the greatest artists from the last two centuries
    Chevalier Tony Clark

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