American history on display at Tampa Museum of Art

It is 100 years of American history as seen through the eyes of artists, starting in the 1830’s.

The Tampa Museum of Art is presenting “American Spirit: Paintings and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art,” on display through September 6, 2015.

“These are some of the most universally well-known American artists,” said museum Executive Director Michael Tomor.

Fifty paintings and eight sculpture pieces round out a show that documents the evolution of American Art.

There’s the wonder of the western frontier, captured in Thomas Hill’s oil painting “View of Yosemite Valley,” painted in 1893.

“There’s a real spirituality about these types of beautiful panoramic landscapes,” said Tomor.

There are also depictions of the lawlessness in “The Wild West,” especially strong in Frederic Remington’s “Fight Over a Waterhole,” an oil on canvas piece from 1897.

Two men are engaged in a gunfight backed up to an unfortified watering hole.

There are multiple figures

Article source:

This entry was posted in Fine Art News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.