Beaux-Arts and the New “Bohemians”
A Bohemian is a person, as an artist who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
Almost everyone knows the history of the French Impressionist art movement and the oft-repeated story of these artists freeing themselves from the strict rigidity of the French Academic art establishment. In the late 19th century French Impressionist artists were the avant-garde. Their paintings spawned a century of “modern art”.
Fast forward 100 years and you find this same dynamic in reverse. Today’s bohemian artist is acting out against modernism and the prevailing academic dogma that devalues technical mastery. There are now a cadre of small artistic groups reviving the academic methods of the 19th C. Ecole des Beaux-Arts globally.
In Boston these bohemians call themselves the Academy of Realist Art, Boston.
Art Opening: Wednesday, September 5th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Complimentary French wine will be served at the opening reception