Giulio and Domenico Campagnola, detail from Concert by a brook (ca. 1516–1517).
Installation view: “KP Brehmer. Real Capital Production,” Raven Row, 2014.
Sidney Thomas Charles Weeks, detail from Kew, by tram from Shepherd’s Bush; daisy walk (1913).
Claude Lorrain, detail from Le Pont de Bois (Rebecca et Eliézer) (The Wooden Bridge [Rebecca and Eliézer]) (ca. 1638–1641).
The dream world of Arcadia became a popular pictorial subject In the course of the 15th century, a phenomenon that formed the basis of the exhibition “Arcadia: Paradise on Paper” recently on view at the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett.
A mammoth exhibition at the Grand Palais surveys the extraordinary career of the Japanese woodblock master Hokusai. Restless, eccentric and obsessive, Hokusai created a staggering, multifaceted oeuvre of some 30,000 works during the course of his lifetime, depicting a wide range of motifs in a variety of mediums, styles and moods.
The prints and paintings of Gillian Pederson-Krag convey Arcadian stasis and melancholy. A new monograph surveys four decades of this contemporary realist’s oeuvre.
The idealized land of Arcadia held a special place in the imaginations of the German Romantics, providing a counterpoint to the authoritarian structures that still prevailed in German states under the Holy Roman Empire at the dawn of the 19th century.
This article appears in the January-February issue of Art in Print (Vol.4, No.5).