Charlottesville Events Calendar, Virginia, USA Community Events Calendar for Charlottesville, Virginia
  Home Calendar Post an Event About
  Quick Links:   This Month | This Week | Today | Search
SEARCH: Search
Return to calendar

Special Tour at the Fralin



Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music, History
Organization: The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
Description: @The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

Venue Address: 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA 22903

This exhibition showcases portraits of women by American artists from the collection of The Fralin Museum of Art. Spanning the period from the early Republic through the 1950s, the show includes a diverse selection of paintings by prominent portrait painters such as Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, George Luks, and others. The images on view reveal changing aesthetic investments in the representation of femininity, beauty, status, and individual identity during the surveyed period.

The selections also offer insight into the familial and sometimes intimate relationships between artists and their sitters, who in several cases were close relatives of the artists. For example, works by Mather Brown and John Toole, both of whom painted in-laws, as well as Paul Trebilcock and John Barber, both of whom painted their wives, demonstrate the subtle ways in which artists conveyed platonic affection and romantic love through portraits of the women in their lives. Amaylia Castaldo, wife of Paul Trebilcock and a successful artist in her own right, is also featured in the exhibition through her portrait of young Elizabeth Caldeson (ca. 1940).

By bringing together portraits of women by American artists, this exhibition will draw attention to the shifting codes of womanhood—as depicted through fashion, accessories, facial expression, and pose—and the ways in which these codes intersected with both evolving painterly styles and individual relationships from the early-19th through the mid-20th century.
Address: 155 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Contact Name: Rhonda Deck
Contact Email:
Date: Saturday, 2/24/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
View more events for this organization

Please note - All events are posted by their respective organizations. Each organization is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their events. Any / All event related questions should be directed to the posting organization.
Community Calendar  |  Post an Event  |  Sponsorships  |  Contact  |  Search
©2018 Community Calendar Solutions, LLC  -  Privacy Policy - Terms and Conditions