Carolina Parrot by John James Audubon, c. 1828.
I saw this exhibition over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t know how the Philadelphia of Museum of Art could compete with itself after the wild success of its Discovering the Impressionists show this summer, but American Still Life held its own! Notable pieces by Georgia O’Keefe, Raphael Peale, and the seminal William Michael Harnett’s After the Hunt caught my eye. Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life runs through January 10, 2016.
After the Hunt by William Michael Harnett, 1883.