Monday, January 16, 2012

NBMAA Week: Art of the West

A collection of Western art from 1830 to 1920 is currently being shown at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  These two statues are Frederic Remington bronzes.

The show has about 100 sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and rare objects and artifacts.  It is divided into four themes:  Settlement, Landscape, Native Americans and Urbanization and Industrialization.  The exhibition is sponsored by Bank of America and runs until early March.

25 comments:

Lowell said...

Mr. Remington is one of my favorites! Wouldn't you love to have these pieces in your home? Non? Well, you would if you lived in the horse capital of the world! :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A collection of Western art in a New England Museum is likely a reflection of the wealth of the community in the late 1800's and the generosity of the community in giving to the museum.

I don't know the size of this museum, but Julie and I love the ambiance of some of the more intimate museums. I find it more relaxing to spend time at the Frick than the Met, or the Isabella Gardner rather than the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, or the Huntington Library & Gardens rather than the L.A. County of Art, or the Jacquemart-Andre rather than the Louvre.

brattcat said...

the tower sits atop the hill across from the retreat. if you come to brattleboro sometime i'll take you up there if you're game for a moderate hike.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

These are beautifully cast Jack, how wonderful to be so talented there's such energy in these two bronze sculptures.

Sharon said...

The name Remingtong popped into my head the minute I saw your top photo! Wonderful work.

Malyss said...

Very powerful sculptures, full of movement.

Birdman said...

I could look at his stuff forever... amazing work. How did he captures all the nuances of the West?

Kate said...

Ah, Remington and western art! Thankfully our cities have generous benefactors that allow us to see these masterpieces. I once visited the cowboy museum in Oklahoma City and was mightily impressed. Museums are terrific!!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I really like the movement in this sculpture.

ithinkthatiwoulddie said...

Thank you for covering the New Britain Museum of American Art. I love your site and your work, it's phenomenal. Hartford is one of the most beautiful places on planet Earth and needs a daily photograph blog, so this is great!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Jack! Beautiful work. Thank you.

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific, Jack! I would enjoy spending time at this museum! Your captures are the next best thing! Have a great day!

Sylvia

Karl said...

Great sculptures, the setting in the first picture is fabulous.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Such a pleasure to see the real deal rather than all the yucky reproductions out there.

cieldequimper said...

Arggghhh I'm choking. If you would ask me to list the things I would like to have before I die, I say a Remington...

VP said...

Excellent art, wonderful sculptures!

JM said...

Excellent! I especially like the top shot, it's wonderfully composed, Jack.

RedPat said...

Such action is captured in these pieces Jack! Love the 1st shot!

Lynette said...

I like the action in the top one best. Superb!

Halcyon said...

Really interesting. I think they have some of these works in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. I like the movement. :)

Randy said...

He is an amazing artist. I love his sculptures.

Regina K said...

Remingotn is a fabulous artist, I always love his work.

SRQ said...

First pic is very cool. Love the composition with the name of the collection in the background. It looks like the rider is searching the horizon.

Clueless in Boston said...

Love Remington's sculptures.

joo said...

Wonderful sculpture!