March 23, 2022, 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
Join painter and art historian John McGiff to explore the evolution of Romantic ideals in art. In 17th century Europe, when formal baroque gardens like André Le Nôtre’s Vaux-le-Vicomte were being built that express the rational order and mathematical clarity of the Age of Reason, the fine arts began to look at nature differently. This led to the philosophical revolution that is Romanticism. From Claude Lorrain’s carefully framed and idealized pastoral views, to J.M.W. Turner and Frederic Edwin Church’s emotionally charged landscape visions, and more contemporary site-specific works by James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy, the arts have taught us to see, appreciate, and even feel nature in all new ways.
Innisfree member John McGiff taught art history and studio art for twenty-five years at St. Andrews School in Delaware. Now a Dutchess County resident, John found Innisfree when he began to paint in the garden several times each week. jcmcgiff.com
$15 | FREE for Innisfree Members