Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa, FL




The Urban Landscape: Selections from the Permanent Collection

July 30 - October 8, 2000

(above: Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991) Factory Warehouse, Brooklyn, about 1935-36 [printed in 1976]. Gelatin silver print, edition 18 of 50. Museum Purchase in honor of Patricia Carter, President of the Board, 1982-83)


The architectural treasures, dramatic vistas, and spatial complexities of urban environments create memorable visual scenarios.

This exhibition brings together a diverse group of images from the permanent collection that explore the wide variety of ways artists have interpreted the urban landscape over the past one hundred years. (left: Richard Estes (born 1932), Salzburg Cathedral, 1982. Serigraph; right: Chester B. Price (1885-1962) Century Club, New York, not dated. Etching)

Late nineteenth-century photographs by Robert MacPherson and James Anderson capture ancient Greek and Roman monuments as romantic and solitary landscapes. The magnificent Medieval and Gothic churches and cathedrals of France, Spain, and Italy are represented by meticulously rendered early twentieth-century etchings by John Taylor Arms. (left: John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) La Tour d'Horloge, Dinan, from the "French Church Series," 1932, Etching)

Dramatic images by Berenice Abbott and Anton Schutz record the rapidly developing skylines of early twentieth-century New York and Chicago, while Richard Estes' contemporary serigraph Salzburg Cathedral (1982) presents the architectural context of Austria's past and present. (right: John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) Chartres, The Magnificent from the "French Church Series," 1948, Etching)


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