Artists Observe Nature, 1600-1800

When
Event has passed (Wed May 14, 2014 - Mon Oct 6, 2014)
Where
Cantor Arts Center
Time
11am-5pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Arts

Description

Closed MON & TUES through 9/21, then only closed TUES.
After 1600, it became increasingly common for draftsmen and printmakers to study nature closely and directly, rather than copy natural motifs from books and other artworks. This exhibition features approximately 16 prints and drawings that reveal the empiricist’s impulse to capture nature, with its fine detail and fleeting light effects, and record it on paper. Artists include Paul Sandby (England, 1725–1809), William Gilpin (England, 1724–1804), and Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemia, now Czech Republic, 1607–1677).

Location

location
  1. Cantor Arts Center

    328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA