Return to Previous Page

Share your vision of Arcadia.

"May the day come-and perhaps soon-when I can flee to the woods on a South Sea island, and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art."

~ Gauguin to his wife, Mette, February 1890


Some of my favorite pieces were not by the "superstars" of the exhibition but by artists I had never heard of such as "Boys Bathing" a nice twist on the theme of the bathers by female artist, instead of muse, Natalia S. G.: the lone female artist in the exhibition. I loved her use of bright colors in the sky and trees. I also loved the colors used by Andre Derain and wondered how he achieved them, as some of them don't look like they would have been available as oil colors from the tube at the time of painting. It was interesting to see some of Picasso' more representational works and the works of other Cubists particularly Gleizes, Delaunay and Metzinger.

Posted from the Gallery
Ebony Malaika Collier - 8.29.2012 - 2:06 PM
Wonderful, peaceful, most enjoyable - a plus for our wonderful city.

Posted from the Gallery
Sue - 8.29.2012 - 12:59 PM
I loved Mediterranean Gardens by Cross. The colors were captivating!

Posted from the Gallery
Lindsey R - 8.29.2012 - 12:44 PM
It was nice

Posted from the Gallery
simon - 8.29.2012 - 12:30 PM
This was a wonderful exhibit. Unlike one of the other guests here, I am thrilled to be in a group of raptly intent art lovers, silently listening to beautiful music and inspired commentary! I am curious about the historic moment, though. Why this search for Arcadia in the late nineteenth century..a reaction to the industrial revolution no doubt.. but I loved how some of the later artists incorporated the motifs of industry and urbanism in their works!

Posted from the Gallery
Katie - 8.29.2012 - 11:35 AM
The paintings are inspiring and very interesting.

Posted from the Gallery
Sofie - 8.28.2012 - 4:25 PM
Truly inspiring. I felt the paintings and pictured myself inside. Amazing to get to know the artists and see where their art comes from. We are not so unalike.

Posted from the Gallery
R. Knight - 8.28.2012 - 2:41 PM
Amazing! :)

Posted from the Gallery
HANNA - 8.28.2012 - 2:08 PM
It was wonderful to see the painting by Maurice Denis from the Barnes Collection. Wonderful ensemble!

Posted from the Gallery
Joanne - 8.28.2012 - 1:58 PM
I dislike shows of this kind. They are, at the least, poor ways to look at art. I also suspect that their principal justification is to generate revenue. That said, they can be valuable in two ways: 1) they inspire valuable scholarship (the catalogue is first rate) and, if done well, they can provide unexpected juxtapositions that open avenues to further thought. This was a well assembled show that I will think about long after today. How the bad and the good weigh against each other, I have yet to decide.

Posted from the Gallery
David - 8.28.2012 - 12:30 PM
drove up from baltimore and can say I WAS MISLEAD...although Cubism is still not my favorite

Posted from the Gallery
gary - 8.28.2012 - 12:14 PM
I enjoyed the pizza

Posted from the Gallery
Anymouse - 8.28.2012 - 12:03 PM
My vision of Arcadia is camping in Russia. There are rivers and lakes, berries, fish, birds, and most importantly family. Food is plentiful and fresh. Family laughs and relates to the things that we did altogether throughout the day. I loved the exhibit :).

Posted from the Gallery
Margarita - 8.28.2012 - 12:02 PM
MY GIRLS AND I RALLY ENJOYED IT! (MY KIDS ARE 6, 8, AND 10). sorry for the caps. With the questions in the family, my 6-yr-old and I found things in the paintings, esp in Delauney's City of Paris. I learned some tidbits myself, and we'll build on it at home. Thanks so much! :)

Posted from the Gallery
MOM OF 3 - 8.28.2012 - 11:58 AM
My vision of Arcadia is on the island of Naushon, Cape Cod. Lobster dinners, jumping off 1st Bridge, going tubing, fishing, jumping off Bobolink, swimming off the dock, going to all the beaches, and having friends and family around you everywhere you go.

Posted from the Gallery
Lizzy - 8.28.2012 - 11:58 AM
Short but enjoyable. The cubism was amazing:)

Posted from the Gallery
James - 8.28.2012 - 11:39 AM
I thought it was a bit shorter then the Picasso exhibit, but i enjoyed it just as much.

Posted from the Gallery
Thomas - 8.28.2012 - 11:36 AM
I loved the intergration of the influence of the Greeks and Romans on the artists. The flow of the art work and the excellent audio really gave me an understanding of what the artists were working to achieve in their art. The inclusion of artists from other lands was very appreciated. I never appreciated cubism until the artists in this exhibit. Thanks for the excellent presentation. I am still talking about it.

Web Comment
Stephanie - 8.27.2012 - 4:45 PM
fear, in a handful of dust

Posted from the Gallery
AO - 8.26.2012 - 4:55 PM
Splendid. Beautiful works; wonderfully integrated, thoughtful, exhibit.

Posted from the Gallery
Perry - 8.26.2012 - 4:35 PM

Return to Previous Page