Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation opens this weekend at the Portland Art Museum. Organized with the Seattle Art Museum and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, Seeing Nature explores the evolution of landscape painting in Europe and America over the course of five centuries. The thirty-nine works in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and represent a wide range of artistic styles. The artists included are a who’s-who of landscape masters, from Jan Brueghel the Younger to Claude Monet, Edward Hopper to Max Ernst, Gerhard Richter to David Hockney, and more.
The catalogue for Seeing Nature includes an interview with Paul Allen and detailed entries for each of the works, written by curators from the Portland Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum.
Photography by Jeremy Linden
Publisher: Portland Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press
Designer: Jeff Wincapaw
Specs: 160 pages, 9.5 × 11 inches, 60 color illustrations
Portland Art Museum, October 10, 2015–January 10, 2016
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., February 6–May 8, 2016
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July 10–September 18, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art, October 14, 2016–January 15, 2017
Seattle Art Museum, February 16–May 21, 2017