Standard histories of modern art from 1850 to 1920 rightly emphasize the role of Paris as the epicenter of artistic developments, but as Robert Rosenblum and others have demonstrated, there were other routes to the art of the twentieth century. Rosenblum described a northern route to Modernism. This lecture looks at developments in Italy and eastern Spain, from the work of the Italian Macchiaioli group in the 1850s through developments particularly in Valencia. The lecture will also consider the influence of this alternate route to modern art on Joaquín Sorolla.
Marcus Burke is Senior Curator at the Hispanic Society of Americ.
Free and open to the public.