Last March I wrote about a show called From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection that was on view at the time at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
The NGA’s page for the exhibit offered a slideshow of 24
images and a PDF of the exhibition brochure, though neither were as satisfying in displaying the works as one might hope.
Though the exhibition is long over, I recently stumbled across an article on the exhibition on About.com, not usually a site I think of as a destination for art images.
I may have to re-think that assessment as the article is accompanied by an 84 image gallery of works, which you can view as thumbnails on the article page (note “Next >” link at bottom for more thumbnails), or by starting with the first image and clicking through.
The images on the individual pages are linked to much larger versions. Though not quite high resolution by the standards of some web images these days, they are large enough to be quite satisfying. I’ve tried to show the relative scale with the detail crop of each of the images above.
(Image pairs above: William Merritt Chase, Jean-Baptiste-Camile Corot, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour)
6 Replies to “Chester Dale Collection on About.com”
Oh! I took my daughters to see the Corot painting in the National Gallery! We sat and marveled at it for awhile and found the leaping Stag and I think it’s maybe the one piece that opened their eyes to the magic of painting.
Wonderful! Thanks for letting us know, Ben.
A nice find, Charley. Thank you for sharing the links.
About.com was purchased a few years back and is currently owned by the New York Times Company.
Interesting. Thanks, Daniel.
I agree with David Clemons, a nice find. Since I’m west coast I can’t see our National Gallery of Art often enough (was there years ago, need to go back). But online I can, thanks Charley.
Still wish I could see the work in person though… like the George Bellows, Soutine, Modigliani, Degas, David and Fantin-Latour among others… darn.
I can however see the Tim Burton exhibition currently at LACMA here in Los Angeles. Was there this past weekend but alas the show was booked for the day.
Show ends, appropriately enough on Halloween 10/31/11, so I will see it.
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