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The Studio of Nature, 1860-1910
The Terra Collection in Context

Exhibition 2020 in Giverny France, Museum of Impressionisms

From July 10th to November 1st, 2020

 

The Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny explores the practice of open air painting by American artists during the time of impressionism in France. More than 50 works - oil on canvas, lithographs and watercolors - come from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

From neatly painted landscapes or seascapes by the "’Hudson River School" to experiments inspired by their meeting with impressionists during their stay in France, especially at Giverny, due to several American artists, the exhibition enlightens how American painters absorbed the bright colors and loose brush work of impressionism.

Later on, the practice of plein air painting by American artists moved on towards harsh realism that led to a new approach to painting at the turn of the 20th Century.
John Leslie Breck Études d’un jour d’automne, nº 2

John Leslie Breck
Études d’un jour d’automne, nº 2, 1891
Huile sur toile, 32,7 x 41,1 cm.
Chicago, Terra Foundation for American Art

John Leslie Breck Études d’un jour d’automne, nº 7
John Leslie Breck
Études d’un jour d’automne, nº 7, 1891
Huile sur toile, 33,5 x 41,1 cm.
Chicago, Terra Foundation for American Art
William Merritt Chase Matin sur la digue Shinnecock

William Merritt Chase
Matin sur la digue Shinnecock, vers 1897
Huile sur toile, 101,6 x 127 cm.
Chicago, Terra Foundation for American Art.

Winslow Homer Nuit d'été
Winslow Homer
Nuit d'été, 1890
Huile sur toile, 76,5 x 102 cm.
Paris, musée d'Orsay
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