Artwork of the month: American landscape

10February 2011

 Early in 2009, there was an exhibit of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (owned by local Minneapolis collectors.)  For the most part, I found the exhibit okay, but the idea of celebrating the wealthy was as distasteful as citrus after brushing your teeth.  Out of that revelry for the rich and their possessions, I came to admire a brilliant example of expressionistic realism.

Last week I was surprised to find out the MIA purchased the painting in the exhibit that I felt was the best in show.  And here I believed that I would never see it again.

Theodore Robinson
American, 1852-1896
“Farm among hills, Giverny”
Oil on canvas
“I must beware of the photo, get what I can of it and then go.”
-Theodore Robinson

oh, the exhibit was titled “Nobel Dreams & Simple Pleasures…”
…wow what jerks.