Visions of Arcadia

Creatively Speaking
11:50 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia at PMA

“Bathers by a River,” 1909, 1913 and 1916, Henri Matisse, French, 1869-1954, Oil on canvas, 102 1/2 x 154 3/16 inches, Art Institute of Chicago.

WRTI's Susan Lewis take you to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition that explores how the idea of utopia captivated the imaginations of early 20th-century artists. Visions of Arcadia runs through September 3rd.

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News & Views
7:27 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Visions of Arcadia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Large Bathers, 1900-1906, Paul CĂ©zanne, French, Oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.

Creatively Speaking
1:02 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

VISIONS OF ARCADIA at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Large Bathers, 1906, Paul CĂ©zanne, French, Oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.