Published: June 8, 2004
From June 15 to August 27, Bert Gallery will exhibit “The Grand Tour: From the Canals of Venice to the Streets of Paris.”
Due to limited American art instruction, Nineteenth Century native painters often sought refuge in the ateliers of the master instructors in the great European cities of Paris, London and Munich.
This exhibit highlights many of the fine works produced by American painters abroad from the Nineteenth Century to contemporary times. During the exhibit, the gallery will have extended evening hours for Gallery Night Providence on June 17, July 15 and August 19 until 9 pm.
Among the artists included in the show is Anna Richards Brewster (1870-1952) who sought art instruction at the Royal Academy in London. Her yearly sojourns to the continent resulted in a life-long body of work of European scenes. Prominent in the exhibit are her works from Italy including scenes of the Tuscan village of Rapella, the mountain lake region of Lake Como and the fertile urban life of Florence, noted for sanctuaries such as the Boboli Gardens.
The monumental painting of the Piazza San Marco in Venice by Gordon Peers (1909-1988) captures the historical significance of St Mark’s Square with the gondola in the foreground and the great cultural landmarks of the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s.
Helena Sturtevant (1877-1946), another Rhode Island artist, studied at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and then onto the Colarossi Academy in Paris. She was honored with entry into the exhibits at the Paris Salon of the Societe Nationale de Beaux Arts.
Contemporary painter Nick Paciorek captures architectural nuances of Rome and Florence in oil. Often focusing on landmark buildings and their unique forms, his radiant colors create dramatic lighting effects, capturing the architecture at different times of day. There will be a gallery talk by Nick Paciorek on June 17 at 7 pm.
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