A collection of life-sized prints of 30 historic paintings by five of the world’s greatest seascape painters will be shown at the upcoming art exhibit, “Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea.”
Opening April 12 at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, the show will run through May 4, 2019.
An opening reception will feature insights on the artists’ techniques from resident painter, art historian and former Northwestern Michigan College Art Department chair, Paul Welch.
Free and open to the public, the reception is from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, with refreshments provided.
Welch will return Saturday, April 27 for a second presentation held from 1 p.m.– 3 p.m.
The work of Dutch painter Hendrik William Mesdag will be the exhibit and lectures focal point, as well as works by Winslow Homer, Jean Francois Millet, John Singer Sargent, and Vincent van Gogh. “Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea,” will highlight the influence Mesdag had on the other exhibiting artists and their interpretations of seascapes.
“This is an impressive and thought-provoking exhibit. Gaining insight into a major artist’s influence on other famous artists is fascinating, and the topic will resonate with viewers,” says Bob Streit, owner of Twisted Fish Gallery. “It is unusual to have an art historian in our community of Paul’s caliber and depth of knowledge. It’s an educational experience not to be missed!”
“Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea” runs from April 12 – May 4 at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids.