April 2016

Plein Air Series: America

Last week on the Co|So blog we discussed the development of landscape painting in Europe after the French Revolution and amidst the Industrial Revolution.  For our final blog in this plein air series, we take a look at the history of landscape painting in America, and specifically Boston.

Plein Air Series: Revolutions

Last week we looked at the history of European landscape painting in the 17th and 18th century, the role of the French Academy, and the rigid classical themes that dictated the fine arts. This week we are going to discus two major historical movements that shook the foundations of European society and the vital role landscape painting played in the evolution of painting during this time: the French and Industrial Revolutions.