Announcing our Holiday Exhibition – “Paintbox Treasures: Holiday Gift Suggestions at Hawthorne Fine Art”

Paintbox Treasures: Holiday Gift Suggestions at Hawthorne Fine Art
40 Paintings priced between $2,500 – $7,500

November 15 – December 29, 2017
Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present Paintbox Treasures: Holiday Gift Suggestions, an exhibition of nearly forty works from the collection. The holiday exhibition revolves around the themes of love and beauty, highlighting works of art especially suited for giving.

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Saying Farewells: Nostalgia, Melancholy and Romance in Charles Y. Turner’s “Saying Goodbye”

To Edmund Caldewgate. New England, 5th October, 1850. My Dearest, -I cannot but write you as oft as times permit, for your absence is truly felt in your home and in our hearts . In honest, if I know my own heart, I should as soon neglect myself as to not express the least thought towards… Continue reading Saying Farewells: Nostalgia, Melancholy and Romance in Charles Y. Turner’s “Saying Goodbye”

Autumn Splendor: Fall Landscapes in American Art

For the fall exhibition season, Hawthorne Fine Art presents an exhibition that showcases a selection of autumnal works by American artists. In grouping fall landscapes for the first time in the gallery’s exhibition history, Hawthorne Fine Art celebrates the central role of autumn in American landscapes. Autumn is imprinted on collective memory as the poetic… Continue reading Autumn Splendor: Fall Landscapes in American Art

Women Artists of Paris at the Denver Museum of Art

Denver Museum of Art presents the exhibition Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, on view 22 October, 2017 through 14 January, 2018. The exhibition highlights the works of women artists active in Paris in the nineteenth century—a time that was still characteristically restrictive to women. Her Paris displays works of artists who… Continue reading Women Artists of Paris at the Denver Museum of Art

Exhibition: “Our Metropolis: Paintings of New York City by American Artists”

Truman Capote once wrote of New York City: “I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” It is a sentiment that countless creative types have experienced over the last… Continue reading Exhibition: “Our Metropolis: Paintings of New York City by American Artists”

“Medium Specificity in Nineteenth Century Watercolors: Winslow Homer and Julian Alden Weir”

In the watercolor Autumn Trees from 1878, Winslow Homer nicked the surface of his drawing to create curt, white marks seen across the swath of grass in the foreground of the scene. This enlivening technique, though present in the work of other artists including J. M. W. Turner, is unusual for Homer. It is likely the… Continue reading “Medium Specificity in Nineteenth Century Watercolors: Winslow Homer and Julian Alden Weir”

Aesthetics of the Nude: Childe Hassam and George Ault

In his 1988 treatise on Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), art historian Leo Steinberg asks us, “Are the anatomies of these women… a matter of changing taste, or of substituting the abstract expressiveness of sharp angles for anatomical curves?”[1] The subtext of Steinberg’s query is clear: is it the way the nude is… Continue reading Aesthetics of the Nude: Childe Hassam and George Ault