Thursday, March 10, 2011

Twilight on the Campagna
George Inness
1851

This month the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an exhibit of works by George Inness from his early works painted in or of Italy. The star of this show is Twilight on the Campagna which was found in the Museum's basement in 2005, cleaned, reframed, and found to be an astonishing early example of what would become Inness' signature Tonalist style. The story of how this master work was rescued from oblivion is fascinating. You can read about it here.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-08/news/28668896_1_curator-varnish-george-inness


2 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Deborah, are you going to be able to go to see the exhibit?

Philip Koch said...

My wife and I were able to see the small Inness exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and it was a honey, I hadn't known the story of the Campagna painting. Doesn't it make you wonder what is in the basements of all the art museums.