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Still Life & Landscape

March 30, 2012 – August 12, 2012



The exhibition of paintings and furniture juxtaposes two distinct and yet related artistic genres. In a landscape, the world is viewed from afar. In a still life, the artist depicts the world up-close and often in detail. Despite these differences, the two art forms share common ground—they represent the world around us.

The artworks in Still Life & Landscape, all from the Dumbarton Oaks House Collection, range in date from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Artists in the exhibition include Claude Lorrain, Jan van Huysum, David Roentgen, Odilon Redon, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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