Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting

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Shaw Ruddock Gallery
This installation explores how nineteenth-century artists recorded the visible world and transformed it into visions of the idyllic and ideal.

Works

Worthington Whittredge, American, 1820-1910. Second Beach, Newport, ca. 1878-1880, oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Honorary Degree, 1916, 1969.81

About

This installation explores how nineteenth-century artists recorded the visible world and transformed it into visions of the idyllic and ideal. On view alongside works from Bowdoin’s permanent collection are atmospheric paintings by Sanford Gifford, Francis Silva, and John Singer Sargent from distinguished private collections and from Colgate University. Supported by Stevens L. Frost Endowment Fund.