EXHIBITION: Painting the Italian Landscape: View From the Uffizi

7 Mar 2008

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Beginning with work created in the 1500s, this exhibition explores the evolution of landscape painting by Italian artists and their counterparts from France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Painting the Italian Landscape: View From the Uffizi
Through March 23
The Muscarelle Museum of Art at
The College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
(757) 221-27o0

Beginning with work created in the 1500s, this exhibition explores the evolution of landscape painting by Italian artists and their counterparts from France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Featuring more than 40 paintings from such renowned artists as Botticelli, Canaletto, and Nicolas Poussin, the work in this exhibition traces landscape painting back to its early roots as background settings in the 1500s, to its role as the main subject in 17th- and 18th-century paintings, as well as its influential role in artists’ lives during the 19th and early-20th centuries.

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Landscape With the Dance of the Farmers
by Claude Lorrain, ca. 1637, oil, 28? x 38?. Collection
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
The Adoration of the Magi
by Sandro Botticelli, ca. 1500, tempera on wood panel,
42? x 68?. Collection Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
Theseus Finds the Arms of His Father
by Nicolas Poussin, ca. 1635, oil, 38½ x 50¼. Collection Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.

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