By Curator Stephen Margulies Illuminates “The Imagination
On Edge” At U.Va. Art Museum
November 5, 2002--
Gallery talk about “The Imagination on Edge”
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
U.Va Art Museum, Rugby Road, Charlottesville, Va.
Margulies, curator of works on paper at the University of Virginia
Art Museum, will give a gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibit
“The Imagination on Edge: European Prints from the Mid-Eighteenth
Century to the Early Twentieth Century.” The exhibit includes
images from the age of Jefferson to the beginnings of Modernism.
philosophical tumult of this era birthed works of creativity and
contradiction, a period in which science and realism replaced traditional
idealism in art and philosophy; yet individualism, emotion, and
imagination were more and more valued,” said Margulies.
exhibit represents images that, in the words of artist Eugene Delacroix,
demonstrate the “imagination on edge”- the risk and
intensity of inventing or discovering a new world of art and understanding.
This was a period of revolting against the past: the 18th century
struggling with rebellions, and the 19th century examining the aftershocks,
an age of contradiction and anguish. The works “express profound
human emotion in the most incredible range through wonderful techniques.
Emotion and imagination are liberated,” said Margulies.
gallery talk on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. in the museum, is free
and open to the public. Parking is available behind the building,
which is wheelchair-accessible.
details about the talk and the exhibit, call (434) 924-3592 or visit
the museum Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298