American Artists Abroad
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The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of Boston-area museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations.
The Speed Art Museum's web site contains a page highlighting examples of artworks in its collection of American Painting and Sculpture. An audio clip from the museum's onsite Passport to the Speed audio guide tour is included for this artwork: Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926), L'Enfant (The Child), 1905, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Blakemore Wheeler 1964.22
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TFAO also suggests these DVD or VHS videos:
Americans in Paris, 30 minute DVD published in 2006. "Paris was the centre of the art world in the nineteenth century and for American artists, its lure was irresistible. They flocked there in their thousands, eager to establish their artistic credentials. As their letters home prove, initial impressions of Paris were overwhelming: the light, the noise, the smells, the contrasts. Theatres, cafés, gardens and boulevards provided rich subject matter for these painters, as did their fellow artists, often portrayed as the elegantly dressed flâneur (dandy), or as the bohemian, studiedly careless in appearance... This fascinating film, much of it shot on location, captures the excitement that Paris conveyed to its American visitors, and provides a vivid sense of what American artists retained of their experience, and brought back with them to America." Text courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Hoosiers Abroad: The Munich Paintings of Adams, Forsyth, Richards and Steele (video produced by Indianapolis Museum of Art)
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and these articles:
M. Elizabeth Boone: "Bullfights and Balconies: Flirtation and Majismo in Mary Cassatt's Spanish Paintings of 187273" American Art (Vol. 9 No. 1; Spring 1995)
M. Elizabeth Boone: "American Artists and the Spanish Experience" American Art Review January-February 1999 (Volume XI, Number 1)
Lisa N. Peters: "'Youthful Enthusiasm under a Hospitable Sky': American Artists in Polling, Germany, 1870s1880s" American Art Journal ( vol. 31, nos. 1 and 2; 2000)
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