Color and Light: Watercolors from the Collection

Exhibition Website

Sep 5 2017 - Oct 15 2017

Truly masterpieces of painterly skill, watercolors are prized for their unique freshness and fluid execution. Created with quick, immediate gestures, the works portray a spontaneity that belies the practiced sureness required of the artist, who must apply countless transparent and opaque layers of pigment over absorbent, unforgiving paper to produce a composition filled with sparkling light and jewel-like color.

Exhibition of watercolors is limited, as the works are sensitive to light and susceptible to irreparable fading over time. For a month only this fall, the Addison offers visitors a rare opportunity to view a selection of its treasured watercolors by recognized masters of the medium—Arthur B. Davies, Winslow Homer, John LaFarge, Thomas Moran, Maurice Prendergast, and John Singer Sargent.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Works on Paper
  • Arthur B Davies
  • Winslow Homer
  • John La Farge
  • Thomas Moran
  • Maurice Prendergast
  • John Singer Sargent

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