Event: ART + HISTORY: EVENING ENCORES
WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE BY EMANUEL LEUTZE
Organizer: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Speakers: Paul Glenshaw
Tickets: $25 (concessions may apply)
Date: Jun 14th 6:45pm Pacific Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jun 14th 6:45pm | ET: Jun 14th 9:45pm.
Europe - UK: Jun 15th 2:45am | CET: Jun 15th 3:45am.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jun 15th 9:45am | AET: Jun 15th 11:45am.
"If you’ve not experienced Paul Glenshaw’s dynamic series Art + History, in which he examines great works of art in their historical context, now’s your chance. In this summer series, he reprises six of his earlier daytime sessions in livestreamed evening programs through June, July, and August. In each, he delves into the time of the artist, explores the present they inhabited, and what shaped their vision and creations, bringing the art and their creators to vivid life...
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze
It is one of the most iconic images in American art—and one of the most reproduced—but its history may be surprising to some. The most famous version is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but it’s not the original. Nor was it painted in the United States. Washington Crossing the Delaware was actually painted in Germany, where the original version was on display in Bremen before being destroyed in an Allied bombing raid in WWII. What inspired Emanuel Leutze, who was raised in the United States, to paint the picture in Düsseldorf in 1851? Why is this crossing a moment in history worthy of such an epic portrayal? How accurate is the painting in light of the actual events of the Battle of Trenton? Glenshaw rolls back the clock to Germany in 1851 and Delaware in 1776 to find out..."
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