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Megan Blocksom on Portraits of Painters

on Aelbert Cuyp

on Paulus Potter

on Anthony van Dyck

on Antoine Watteau

When masters of three different arts combine, you get the "Portraits de Peintres" (Portraits of Painters). The young novelist Marcel Proust saw a number of paintings in the Louvre, which inspired him to write poems about the images and their creators, whose character seemed to him to come through the work. Then composer Reynaldo Hahn added piano miniatures to go with each poem. Michael Keelan talked with KU graduate and art historian Megan Blocksom from the Baldwin Wallace University faculty about the four artists and their paintings.
Note: The work of retired KU French professor Ted Johnson also contributed to this feature.

Departure of the Cavaliers by Aelbert Cuyp

Two Horses in Front of a Cottage by Paulus Potter

The Duke of Richmond, by Anthony van Dyck

King Charles I, by Anthony van Dyck

The Voyage to Cythera, by Antoine Watteau

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Friday, August 17, 2018


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