The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo present the first exhibition that examines landscape painting in the Americas between 1820 and 1940.
The show, which recently showed at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, and at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Arkansas, is curated by Valéria Piccoli, Georgiana Uhlyarik and Peter John Brownlee, and is the first exhibition to examine landscape painting from the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, in a Pan-American context.
The exhibition was born of a unique partnership forged in 2010 between Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Terra Foundation for American Art (Chicago, USA), and will bring to Brazil 105 works by major artists from the Americas, such as Tarsila do Amaral and Pedro Américo, from Brazil; Frederic Church and Georgia O’Keeffe, from the US; José Maria Velasco and Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl), from Mexico; as well as Canada’s Lawren Harris and David Milne, Venezuela’s Armando Reverón, and Uruguay’s Pedro Figari, among others, which can be seen together for the first time ever.
It is organized by themes, and emphasizes artistic production from Argentina and the Rio de La Plata region, Andean countries such as Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela, plus Brazil, Mexico, USA and Canada, where the presence of landscape painting was more expressive.
The project is ambitious and involved a network of institutions, academics and sponsors from throughout the Americas. The picturingtheamericas.org website features information about all of the members of the project’s scientific committee, as well as details about the exhibition.
- Tarsila do Amaral, São Paulo, 1924, Photo credits: Isabella Matheus