A summertime exhibition explores the centuries-old idea of a utopian place called Arcadia and how it influenced some of the key figures in the development of modern art. Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through September 3rd.
WRTI's Susan Lewis explores how the idea of "utopia" captivated the imaginations of early 20th-century artists, as the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens its new exhibition: Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia.
At the heart of the show are three monumental canvases, each an acknowledged masterpiece and each, in its own distinctive way, a powerful response to the Arcadian tradition: Paul Cézanne’s enigmatic The Large Bathers; Paul Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?; and Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River.
During the final years of Vincent van Gogh's life, the artist produced some of the most original works of his career; works that dramatically altered the course of modern painting. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers this period of van Gogh's career - when he created still lifes and landscapes in an entirely new way.
David Patrick Stearns profiles composer Steve Mackey as the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia readies the world premiere of Mackey's Tonic.
Susan Lewis takes us to Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Jim Cotter speaks with Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, worldwide producer of The Mousetrap. The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia is presenting its production of the longest-running play in history though March 4th.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. She's featured in concert performances of the Berlioz masterpiece The Damnation of Faust with the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 27th and 28th.
Susan Lewis considers the Italian artist and designer Roberto Capucci, whose work is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.