Thursday, June 27, 2019

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art #19

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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - #19

TMA (Toledo Museum of Art) is one of my favorite places in Toledo, Ohio.  I first visited this beautiful museum when I was in high school in Canada.  I grew up in the Windsor area and I was privileged to go to a high school with an advanced art program.  We actually visited the TMA twice throughout my high school career.  I had no idea when I was a teenager that I would actually marry an American and then settle in the Toledo area!  I now visit my favorite museum once a year.

I will be featuring a few pieces from the TMA each month.

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“Peasants Resting”
(Oil on canvas)
By Camille Pissarro (French 1830-1903)

Today is the first time that I will be featuring a work of art from my favorite style: Impressionism.  This style of art began after the camera was invented and Impressionism captures split second, everyday life of normal people.  If you were to quickly open and close your eyes - it's that fuzzy snapshot of that one second that is depicted in these masterpieces.

This amazing artwork is best described by the Toledo Museum of Art website: "Two women and a child take a moment to rest, perhaps on their way home after a day of labor. Their slumping poses communicate fatigue, but a restful mood is conveyed by Camille Pissarro’s short dabs of paint in complementary colors (orange and blue, ochre and violet). View this painting from a distance and the brushstrokes coalesce into dappled light shining through the trees above. Pissarro stressed the importance of this aspect of the painting when he exhibited it under the title Figure Study in the Open Air, Sunlight Effect at the 1882 group exhibition of the Impressionists."


Other TMA Posts:
Church Stained Glass
"Hazy Day on the Marshes"
"A Dutch Road"
"Rainy Day, Boston"
Tiffany Chandelier
"The Open Air Breakfast"
"The Scottish Highlands"
"The Country Gallants"
"Morning Glory Chandelier"
"Interior of Courtyard, Strandgade30"
"Early Puritans of New England Going To Church"
"White Terrier"
"Winter Landscape With a Bird Trap"
"A Rainbow Like You"
"Landscape with Christ and the Woman of Canaan"
"Christ and the Centurion"
Mosaic with Imago

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