ATLANTA (AP) — An exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private collector who described the pursuit and acquisition of the pieces as an adventure. The exhibition, "Cezanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection," includes 50 pieces, including works by Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Amedeo Modigliani, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec. It opens Saturday at the High. The centerpiece of the exhibition is 24 works by Cezanne, including 16 rarely exhibited watercolors. One of the first paintings visitors see in the exhibition, Chaim Soutine's "View of Ceret," in which a cityscape is hardly recognizable, was Henry Pearlman's first major acquisition made in 1945. In Pearlman's "Reminiscences of a Collector," which is printed in the exhibition's catalog, Pearlman writes that he would get a "lift" when he saw that painting whenever he arrived home. "This first pleasant experience with a modern painting started me on a road of adventure that has been both exhilarating and satisfying. I haven't spent a boring evening since that first purchase," he wrote. Pearlman, whose Eastern Cold Storage Company made significant contributions to marine shipbuilding during World War II, and his wife Rose went on to build an impressive collection that has been housed at the Princeton University Art Museum since 1976. The collection includes works that are considered among the best by the respective artists, including van Gogh's "Tarascon Stagecoach," Modigliani's portrait of Jean Cocteau and Cezanne's "Mont Sainte-Victoire." But it also lacks anything by Pablo Picasso and others that would seem natural inclusions for a collection of works from that era. "There are relationships between things, but it's not a textbook collection," said High director of collections and exhibitions David Brenneman. "It's really Pearlman looking at things and drawing relationships." Pearlman greatly admired Cezanne, and his collection includes works featuring familiar subjects for the artist — landscapes set in the countryside of Provence in southern France and still lifes of objects from his studio. Some of the oil paintings seem incomplete with patches of canvas showing through, and it's not clear whether Cezanne had reached a point at which he was satisfied or whether he meant to come back to the paintings later, Brenneman said. Graphite drawings provide the framework for the watercolors, with colors added in varying intensity and the bright white of the paper shining through in places. Soutine, the second most represented artist in the exhibition, is perhaps less familiar to the casual art consumer. But Brenneman said he hopes the exhibition will help expose more people to the works of the French expressionist who painted with thick strokes that leave markedly raised ridges of paint on the canvas. To that end, the High borrowed five Soutine portraits from a private collection to supplement the seven other Soutine works included in the exhibition. Just as Soutine's landscapes verge on abstraction, his portraits nearly cross the line into caricature, Brenneman said. Other highlights of the exhibition include "The Sacred Grove" by Toulouse-Lautrec, a parody of a classical scene by academic painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes that includes objects and people from Toulouse-Lautrec's time, and carvings by Gauguin and Modigliani. The exhibition runs through Jan. 11 at the High. Then it will be at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, (Feb. 7-May 18) and will finish its tour at the Princeton University Art Museum (Sept. 12-Jan. 3, 2016). It previously was shown at museums in England and France. ___ If You Go... CEZANNE AND THE MODERN: Oct. 25 through Jan. 11 at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta; http://www.high.org, 404-733-5000. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Friday until 9 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Adults, $19.50; students with ID and seniors 65 and over, $16.50; children 6-17, $12; children 5 and under, free.
Rome, Ga. — Internationally acclaimed soprano Indra Thomas will be joined by pianist Sandra Lutters, whose opera career spans more than 30 years, as they present a concert at Shorter University on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The concert is part of Shorter’s faculty recital series; Thomas teaches voice performance at the university.
Xavier Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented a quilted wall hanging to the Fairview E.S. Brown Heritage Corp. to be exhibited in the restored school building.
Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the Jesus in the Hood tent revival at Cave Spring and East Main streets.
ROME, Ga --- United States Army Band trumpet player, Sgt. 1st Class Graham E. Breedlove will perform Thursday, (Oct. 23) as part of the Berry College Concert Series.
ROME, Ga. --- The Scary Berry haunted hayride and walking trail opens Thursday at 8 p.m.
Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, students at Montessori School of Rome have a busy morning with language, math and science work.
Madeleine Sabourin, 14, of Rome, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015 on Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough.
From zombies and ghosts, to the arts and crafts, Saturday is chock-full of events that promise fun for the whole family.
The emcee of the Taste of Home Cooking School will be a familiar face — and voice.
Floyd County Farm Bureau member Iris Peeler received a district Excellence in Agriculture award from the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Model High School 50th reunion attendees gather for a group photo. Pictured in the front are Ann Sharp Adams (from left), Starla Sherrill Davis, Laura Jones, Sherry Guyton, Shirley Miller Lindsey, Janice McCain Henderson, Betty Payne Wilson, Shirley Campbell Duvall, Gaile Carroll Wood and Carol Braden Bradshaw. In the second row are Evelyn Jackson McClendon (from left), Susie Shaw Dotson, Margaret Fletcher Parmer, Jeanette Tate Rhinehart, Carol Robbins Bragg, Barbara Canada Touchstone, JoAnn Goss Kerns, Elaine Skelton Keasler, Wayne Keasler, Pat Cromer Law, Johnny Henderson, Charles White, Sherry Carroll Floyd, Jim Darby, Louise Paris Edwards, Paula Lynch Jones, Sharyne Self Gaddis, Helen Smith and C.L. Tate. In the third row are Bud Self (from left), Bill Payne, John Early, Jerry Hight, Johnnie Fowler, Ken Couch, Jim Laney, Ralph Davis, Tommy Kiser, Willis White, Doyle Morris, Alvin Williams, Jim West and Ron Cochran.
Attendance at the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show may have broken records this year, an airport official said Sunday.
As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Thursday, Oct. 22, 1964 edition of the Rome News-Tribune
Sunday, Oct. 18, 1964
It was another routine third Saturday of October for Billy Puryear. For the past 35 years the Floyd County farmer has pulled on his jeans and boots, saddled his horse and led the John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride through Floyd County.
Jennifer Leigh Gautier and John Samuel Freeman Jr. were married at 5 p.m, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, on the beach at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beverly T. Gautier of Sanford, North Carolina. The groom is the son of Belvin Stewart Freeman of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Mr. and Mrs. John Samuel Freeman, Sr. of Rome.
As Romans went about their business on a beautiful Saturday, they saw groups of people walking around town as if they were looking for something. They were. Hundreds of people from all over the U.S. are participating in Rome’s first geocaching mega-event.
Mark and Telisa Chapman of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Savanna Lauren Chapman, to Joe Vardaman Knight III, son of Sue Garrett Knight and the late Joe Vardaman Knight Jr.
From restless specters of Civil War soldiers to mysterious happenings near its famous cave, the city of Cave Spring will allow visitors to see its ghostly side on Oct. 25.
Rebekah Anne Montgomery and Daniel Woodruff Parker were married at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.18, 2014 at Morris Chapel at Darlington School. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Watts Conyers Montgomery of Rome. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Daniel Parker Jr. of Columbus.