Immortal Glance: European Masterworks

August 3, 2013 - November 3, 2013

These exquisite works convey impressions of glancing subjects, or subjects seen at a glance, imparting the essence of a time and place significant to the artists’ professional development at pivotal points in their careers. These fleeting impressions, captured by memory and observation, were recorded and preserved in such unforgettable manners that they have stood the test of time to remind us of our connection to the past and the endurance of beauty as a definitive quality in the art of the ages. From portraits of peasant girls, to the personification of the Isle of France, to the humbleness of a blooming fruit tree in spring, these works evoke an awe of nature and the grandeur of modern urbanity.