Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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Still Lifes on View at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

 

Emily Selinger, Cider Anyone?

 

An exhibition of American still lifes proclaims presents a feast for the eyes this summer at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin. There on the Table: The American Still Life, Which remains on view through August 24, studies 60 works produced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by artists working in the northeastern United States.

Lester G. Hornby, Fruit in Green Bowl

 

Still-life paintings gained popularity in the 17th century with Dutch artists claiming most of the early fame. The arrangements of color and form of mostly everyday, familiar objects--fruit, books, flowers--were presented as a visual feast for the eye.

Robert S. Dunning, Peach Plum and Grapes

 

There on the Table traces the American influence on this traditional, yet dynamic art form. Ranging from post-Civil War paintings of abundant fruit to the more contemporary abstracts of the 1920s, the works survey the variety which make up the American experience. Visually stirring, still-life paintings capture the viewer's attention, whether it be a piece of juicy fruit or a gleaming goblet.

 

Blanch Lazell, Two Red Petunias

 

A full calendar of special events and education programs is available to all ages this summer.

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