Visitors to the Sea: Masterpieces from the DIA
- Dennos Museum Center
- Northwestern Michigan College Campus
- 1701 E Front St
- Traverse City, MI 49686
- February 20, 2018 - March 8, 2018
- Recurring daily
- Admission: $6 for adults; $4 children 17 and under, Free for children under 3.
- Time: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5PM, Thurs. 10AM - 8PM, Sun. 1 - 5PM.
Two masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Art featuring human figures, a beach, the shore, and the water, elements of each painting, yet interpreted differently in the hands of master artists. Sisters on the Shore exemplifies William Adolphe Bouguereau’s highly finished style and his conception of idealized figures. The two girls dominate the composition and are rendered with such specificity and detail that they almost appear frozen in time. Edouard Manet, however, takes a more radical approach to the subject. In On the Beach, he has defined the figures and environment less precisely, and his expressive brushwork suggests a sense of movement among the figures as well as the sea.