Another Ramblin’ Rose Graces Belmont

“…the vision of a flourishing rose outside his own backdoor proved impossible to resist.”

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A Plein Air Artist’s Paradise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtP97L6vczk Artists of all types and ages are encouraged to use Belmont as the backdrop for their artistic pursuits. Gari Melchers enjoyed plein air painting his entire career.  Of special note to us are the pictures …

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Back in the Day

“Back in the day” Belmont in September was a lively place, lively in the sense of human activity as well as the emerging splendor of autumn.   According to Corinne Melchers’ diary of the 1920s, the flurry of harvest time labors included canning tomatoe …

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Let’s Face It! Remembering Gari Melchers

Hang around artists long enough and you’re bound to have your portrait painted. That explains why there are so many portraits of Gari Melchers by his friends in the collection at Belmont. When an early portrait of Gari Melchers recently surfaced, I got …

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French vs. American

A young woman working on the topic of Gari Melchers recently asked me if French impressionism was different from the impressionism practiced by American painters. What a good question! Even in French impressionism there are many variants, so let me try …

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The Communion by Gari Melchers

If you’re ever in Ithaca, New York, don’t miss the chance to see this lovely painting at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Reblogged from Hit the Canvas This past weekend while at Cornell University for my better-half’s 25th college reunion, I visi …

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Behind the Scenes: Detroit Public Library Mural Commission

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Madison Martin and I’m a senior majoring in Art History at the University of Mary Washington.  I am so pleased to be the new Curatorial Intern at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont.  My first assignment was an …

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Where is Gari Melchers’ Art?

My name is Alexandra, and I am a senior at the University of Mary Washington majoring in Art History. I am spending my summer as an intern at Gari Melchers Home & Studio under Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby. I’m enjoying m …

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Help Us Find this Picture

  This is a black and white image of the smaller oil study Melchers painted, now lost. In response to my colleague’s “Painting a President” blog post, I thought it would be great to share this image in the hopes that someone out there might know w …

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Busy Spring For Melchers Collectors

The art market is currently very lop-sided with prices and number of sales heavily favoring postwar and contemporary art, while the art of Gari Melchers era is actually below 2011 sales numbers. But this should favor the buyer in this sector, and colle …

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