DIA Detroit Institute of Arts, two new interesting painting exhibitions: “Monet: Framing Life” and “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage.”
Claude Monet and Fredric Church. Both lived at the same time but were much different. A must see at a great Institute of art in the Heart of Detroit!
Monet, a Frenchman (1840 – 1926). The founder, artistic practitioner and philosopher of the of French Impressionist painting movement. With its focus on expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially landscape painting. Key was the intimate focus that defines Impressionism.
Church an American (1826 – 1900). His work was focused on American landscape painting. He was a key figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. He is also known for a trip he took to the Middle East (1867) and best known for painting large panoramic landscapes.