MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF MONTEREY ARTISTS ABROAD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF
MONTEREY ARTISTS ABROAD
An exhibition of works by twelve regional artists who were among
the first Americans to study painting in Paris
Monterey, CA-The Monterey Museum of Art announces the opening of Monterey Artists Abroad, now through October 21, 2012 at the MMA Pacific Street, located at 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, California.
Monterey Artists Abroad is a part of the Art in the Adobes Festival to be held September 13-16, 2012. The exhibition presents paintings and drawings from twelve celebrated regional artists who were among the first Americans to study in Paris. While abroad, the American artists were exposed to Impressionism, a radical art movement that began in Paris during the 1870’s, whose tenets rejected the traditional standards of painting, and embraced vibrant color combinations and everyday subject matter to achieve the visual effects of natural light. Impressionism gained worldwide exposure, and American artists traveled to Paris to be in close proximity with a master painter.
Charles Rollo Peters was the earliest to study abroad from 1885 to 1889 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian. Peters is known for his nocturnes and Spanish adobes in Monterey, but his French Pastoral Scene, 1910, and Fishing Boats in Creek, 1930 are two examples that employ European influences and bright color palette.
Other popular and highly acclaimed artists in the exhibition are E. Charlton Fortune, Armin Hansen and William Ritschel. In addition to works by these great artists, William Silva’s Little Village in France, 1930, will be on view, which reflects influences of master Impressionists, Claude Monet and Edouard Manet.
Museum hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 am-5 pm, Sundays, 1-4 pm. For more information visit www.montereyart.org or call 831.372.5477.
Image credit: E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), Seaport, Undated (c 1925), Oil on canvas, Gift of Dr. Bruce Friedman
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