Apollo
Art Diary

The 19th Century in European and American Art

5 February 2021

While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are currently open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture. 

The 19th century saw more radical changes in art history than perhaps any other, as painters broke with the traditions of the past to find new ways of representing the experience of modern life. This display of 85 paintings, sculptures and other works extends from the French Revolution to the post-Impressionists, and looks at the influence of modern European art in the United States, with canvases by the likes of Cézanne, Van Gogh and Monet shown alongside works by Americans such as Willard Leroy Metcalf. The exhibition opens on 7 February. Find out more from the Denver Art Museum’s website.

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The Window (c. 1865–70), Éva Gonzalès.

The Window (c. 1865–70), Éva Gonzalès. Denver Art Museum

Edge of Wheat Field with Poppies (1887), Vincent van Gogh.

Edge of Wheat Field with Poppies (1887), Vincent van Gogh. Denver Art Museum

The Ten Cent Breakfast (1887), Willard Leroy Metcalf.

The Ten Cent Breakfast (1887), Willard Leroy Metcalf. Denver Art Museum

A Painter at Work (Justin Gabet) (c. 1874–75), Paul Cézanne.

A Painter at Work (Justin Gabet) (c. 1874–75), Paul Cézanne. Denver Art Museum

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