Five figures in Seurat’s Sidewalk Show; five days left to catch Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music before it closes January 11. Read what participants thought of this work when we highlighted it in our #BreakForArt Twitter chat series.
Haven’t seen Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music yet? Let Exhibition Curator Cornelia Homburg take you on a brief tour through the galleries.
In this series of guest posts, Jason Garcia Ignacio, one of CityDance’s 2014–2015 OnStage Ignite Artists, talks about artwork that inspired him for the Dance and the Dream of Realities performance at the Phillips on Nov. 20. Read Part 1 here.
Maximilien Luce, Camaret, Moonlight, and Fishing Boats (1894)
The strong, sharp edges of the boats contrasted by the calm, steady water feels like a metaphor for how humanity faces adversity—boldly and head on. Of course all of us face some adversity, but the women in my life truly stand out as they meet their daily struggles with strength and humility. I dedicate this piece to them.
Alfred William Finch, Landscape, Sunset (c. 1890)
The rhythm of the complementary colors depicts the love affair between the landscape and the setting sun. It seemed only natural to create a pas de deux.
Jason Garcia Ignacio, one of CityDance’s 2014–2015 OnStage Ignite Artists