Walters’ Barbizon Landscapes on Display at Frick (Pittsburgh)

The Frick Art & Historical Center will present The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. This exhibition of thirty-two paintings includes works by all of the major Barbizon figures, as well as examples by Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, the Impressionist painters most deeply influenced by them. The exhibition opens to […]

Bye, Claude

Most Chinese of my generation have an inexplicable profound love of Monet and his impressionism fellows. When Internet was not available in most of China in the late early 1990’s, Western Art seldom reached the public outside the major art institutes. Among the few magazines for English language education, quite a few chose famous artworks […]

The Amercian in a Barbizon Mood

In reading the book “American Art In the Barbizon Mood,” I am surprised to find out American Barbizon school is yet to be defined even though the exhibition was held in Washington DC more than 30 years ago. Tonalism is in general used to define the same school, although tonalism itself is such a very […]

Autumn Scenes by John Francis Murphy

I have known the name of the painter John Francis Murphy since I began to study American paintings. He was associated with the American Barbizon and Tonalism schools without geographically joining the Old Lyme Colony. Thus when a painting of Murphy offered by John Moran Auction’s showed up, it immediately caught my eye. The painting […]