The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, April 19, 2015


Ut pictura poesis? Emily Dickinson's esthetic environment goes digital
John Frederick Kensett, Sunset with Cows, 1856. Oil on canvas. AC EDM 2003.210. Transfer from Martha Dickinson Bianchi Trust.
AMHERST, MASS.- Amherst College's Mead Art Museum and Emily Dickinson Museum announce the completion of an important project to make the art collection of The Evergreens - the best-preserved visual environment of the famously reclusive poet - available to an international community of viewers through the Five College Art Museums/Historic Deerfield Collection Database. Researchers may browse the entire list of 218 artworks by clicking here.

The Evergreens was the home of Austin and Susan Dickinson, Emily Dickinson's brother and sister-in-law. Unlike the adjacent Emily Dickinson Homestead, which no longer retains its nineteenth-century furnishings, The Evergreens presents the original furniture, accoutrements, and works of art displayed by the Dickinson family.

Jane Wald, Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum, notes, "A significant strand in Dickinson studies has been the context of a life that came to be marked by increasing withdrawal from society - What influenced Dickinson before her growing seclusion and what penetrated the veil she drew around herself? This project marks a major step forward in drawing aside the veil to reveal more fully the artistic tastes of Dickinson's family and the visual culture she experienced first-hand."

The project was made possible with support from Amherst College, which underwrote the first Mead/Dickinson Summer Research Internship, a position charged with performing the core research, and awarded to Jennifer Morales, Class of 2013.

Using existing museum records and library resources, and by examining the original works of art, Morales recorded cataloguing information for every major artwork in The Evergreens's sizeable collection. Morales laid the groundwork for future study by compiling research bibliographies on the topics of collecting in the nineteenth century and on key artists represented in the collection. As the capstone of her project, Morales selected three oil paintings by Azzo Cavazza, Sanford R. Gifford, and John Frederick Kensett for close examination. Her resulting discoveries will inform future public tours offered by Emily Dickinson Museum docents.

Wald observes, "Jenny has done remarkable work in documenting a large part of the Dickinson family's collection of oil paintings, works on paper, and photographs at The Evergreens. The most important outcome of her work is making this little-known collection accessible for new, as well as lingering, research questions."

Elizabeth Barker, Director of the Mead Art Museum, concurs: "We couldn't be happier with the success of this new partnership, which brought the combined expertise of our two museums to bear on a tantalizing, surprisingly little-explored cache of primary visual source material."

Morales, who answered the call for a responsible and organized Amherst College student with a curious mind, strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn - as well as some familiarity with art history, museum work, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson - worked full-time at the museums for six weeks in the summer of 2012, reporting jointly to the Executive Director of the Dickinson and the Director of the Mead, and working closely with the Mead's Curator of American Art. The summer internship proved so fruitful that Morales extended her research into the academic year as part of an internship in American Art at the Mead Art Museum.





Today's News

February 8, 2013

"Impressionism and Open-air Painting: From Corot to Van Gogh" exhibition opens in Madrid

Work begins on Pompeii's 105 million euro makeover to be completed by 2015

Japan town demands pants for replica of Michelangelo's Renaissance sculpture David

Antique shop painting could be worth $53 million; Art expert solves mystery of Gustave Courbet painting

Kunsthaus Zürich exhibition focuses on Marc Chagall's career between the years 1911 to 1922

Exhibition juxtaposes paintings by Joan Mitchell and sculptures by John Chamberlain

Global expert Jan David Winitz calls $1.9m antique rug sale "another example of best of best interest"

"Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui" on view at Brooklyn Museum

"On Domestic Life: Seventeenth-century Flemish and Dutch Still Lifes" opens at Fundación Juan March

New artworks at Indianapolis Museum of Art build Asian, design arts, textile, and contemporary collections

Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia examines traditional indigenous art of Vanuatu

Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens Shinique Smith exhibition at elementary school

Sotheby's Paris to offer a unique ensemble of engravings by Pablo Picasso

Bonhams to sell finest single-owner collection of European glass from 350 year period 1500-1850

Mark Wallinger unveils largest art commission ever for London Underground's 150th anniversary

Cristina Iglesias' largest retrospective to date opens at Museo Reina Sofia

A new body of work by R. H. Quaytman on view at the Renaissance Society

Solo show by Swedish artist Martin Thelander on view at Galleri Lars Olsen

Ut pictura poesis? Emily Dickinson's esthetic environment goes digital

Phoenix Art Museum exhibits internationally-acclaimed Halle Collection of Contemporary Latin American Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'Feeling Van Gogh' makes art accessible for visually impaired visitors

2.- Art lovers get naked for new exhibition tours at the National Gallery of Australia

3.- Broken in life, Billie Holiday enjoys revival on the 100th anniversary of her birth

4.- Research reveals significantly different composition in Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Young Girl Reading

5.- Retrospective exhibition of photographs by Luke Smalley opens at ClampArt

6.- Jewish teenager Anne Frank died at least a month earlier than thought, new study says

7.- Archaeologists find items that attest to the existence of an Egyptian administrative centre

8.- 'All the Rage in Paris: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes' on view at the McNay Art Museum

9.- Exhibition illustrates the fascinating creativity of Gustave Doré in an era of great changes

10.- Cynthia Lennon, British first wife of John Lennon, dies aged 75: Julian Lennon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site