Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Snapshots of the 18th century, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
By Alicia Eler
"Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe" through December 31, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS---Hundreds of years ago in Europe, long before the time of selfie sticks and digital cameras and the internet, artists were commissioned to document major rituals, religious processions and events of the day. “Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe,” a big exhibition that opened Sunday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, focuses on the epic works of celebrated view painters such as Canaletto, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Guardi, Bernardo Bellotto, Hubert Robert and Luca Carlevarijs. The second section, “Civic and Religious Ritual,” captures events such as a religious procession. [More]