Real Estate of the Ancients

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Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Through August 7, 2016

In the 18th and 19th centuries, numbers of travelers visited and explored Europe with its historic landscapes and architectural sites. None were more focused and determined than those who were the passionate artists of their day. 

This exhibition includes and highlights several of these artists including David Roberts (1796-1864) who, hearing of the wonders of the Nile travelled to Egypt and the Holy Land in both 1838 and 1839. 

Joesph Mallard William Turner (1775-1851), with a romantic watercolor of Pompeii; Luigi Rossini (1780-1857), with a series of images focused on Piranesi's etched 18th century Parthenon suite. 

Overall, this is an exhibit to fire the imagination, both in its presentation of historic images and the beauty of the artworks.

The works are gifts to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, from various donors and collectors.