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Crossing the Channel

Crossing the Channel : British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism
MINNEAPOLIS  •  The Minneapolis Institute of Arts  •  Ongoing
First on view at the Tate Britain in Lodom earlier this season, this major exhibition investigates the artistic exchange between France and Britain during the period of High Romanticism. More than 150 oil paintings and watercolors are on view including works by artists such as Ingres, Constable, Bonington, Delacroix, Turner, and Géricault.

The exhibition analyses the key cultural events which influenced artists from both nations, such as the publication in Edinburgh of Sir Walter Scott's historical novel, Ivanhoe, which had an immediate and profound impact on French literature and painting. It includes a reconstruction of the highly successful 1820 exhibition of Géricault's painting Raft of the Medusa - one of the most dramatic and controversial paintings in art history - in the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London, and includes a magnificent full scale copy of the Raft (approximately seven metres by five metres), executed by French Academicians in 1859.

The exhibition will travel next to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (7 October 2003 - 4 January 2004)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Web Site

Contact: Tel: (1) 612 870 32 00

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