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1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

March 31, 1985

ECA Record Control Number: 21616

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Exhibitions

Exhibition Type: Group show

Exhibition Name: The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen

Exhibition Host Name & Location: Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Exhibition Dates: March 31 – May 5, 1985

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CATALOG

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

1985 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, “The still life paintings of Emil Carlsen”, March 31 – May 5.

TRANSCRIPTION

The Still Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen

March 31 – May 5, 1985

The Buce Museum

Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Danish Royal Academy before emigrating in 1872 to the United States, where he pursued a career as both an artist and a teacher. His success as a painter reached its peak in the last twenty years of his life, when he was awarded many honors and accolades. Carlsen’s close circle of friends included J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf, all of whom were recognized Connecticut Impressionists. Remarkably, Carlsen’s painting reflects little of his exposure to the Impressionist movement. We detect instead throughout his work recognizable traits of the Salon style and academic technique. Carlsen’s talent lay in his treatment of the still life, which he attributed to the influence of the 18th century painter, Jean-Baptiste Chardin.

Carlsen’s Still Life with Fish and Onions and Copper Kettles in Reflected Light, both in the exhibition, echo the rich, sombre tones and Flemish-style exactitude typical of Chardin’s “nature morte” works. The sunny realism of many of his later flower and still life paintings evokes the style of Fantin-Latour (1839-1904), the eminent flower painter of the day. His painting Ming Vases reveals distinct elements of the Salon style, notably the artist’s attention to the balance of compositional values, a logical relationship between light and shadow and a correspondence of shapes and textures. Distinguished by their subdued and gentle beauty, the still life paintings remain Carlsen’s artistic legacy.

The artist himself, however, preferred his works on religious themes, a rare subject among his contemporaries, Carved Panel on view in the exhibition, is an example of this unusual genre.

Emil Carlsen lived with his family, including his artist son Dines, in Falls Village, Connecticut. He often exhibited with his friends of the Cos Cob School and other Connecticut Impressionists.

Peonies was first exhibited at the Greenwich Society of Arts in 1919, and later that year was purchased by The Bruce Museum for the permanent collection.

Catalogue

Arranging Flowers 1886
Oil on canvas, mounted on board
8-1/2 x 6-1/2
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian

Blue Vases Undated
Oil on canvas
17-1/2 x 14-1/2
Collection of Robert Bahssin, Post Road Gallery

Broken Pottery Undated
Oil on board
ca. 13 x 16
Courtesy of D.R. Purdy Gallery

Chinoiserie Undated
Oil on board
ca. 18 x 20
Courtesy of D.R. Purdy Gallery

Copper Basin and Pitcher with Cloves of Garlic Undated
Oil on canvas
35 x 35
Collection of Robert Bahssin, Post Road Gallery

Copper Pot, Broken Vase and Onions Undated
Oil on canvas
29 x 23-1/4
Collection of Robert Bahssin, Post Road Gallery

The Lemons 1881
Oil on canvas
24-1/2 x 29-1/2
Collection of Robert Bahssin, Post Road Gallery

Ming Vases 1931
Oil on canvas
32 x 25
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian

Peonies 1890s
Oil on canvas
32 x 28
The Bruce Museum Collection

Roses in Green Pitcher ca.1895
Oil on canvas
12 x 9
Courtesy of Thomas Colville, Inc., Fine Paintings, New Haven, Connecticut

Still Life With Copper Pots and Black Fish 1894
Oil on canvas
16-1/8 x 15-1/8
Courtesy of Carole and Howard Kiviat

Still Life With Dead Game 1895
Oil on canvas
36 x 50
Courtesy of Peter R. Davidson & Co., Inc.

Still Life With Fish 1890s
Oil on canvas
24 x 34-1/2
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian

Still Life With Jug Undated
Oil on canvas
16 x 12
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian

Study of a Carved Panel Undated
Oil on canvas
29 x 27
Courtesy of Dr. Marvin Weiner, New York

Woman With Yellow Rose 1896
Oil on canvas
13-1/4 x 9-1/4
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian

CAPTIONS:
Copper Kettles in Reflected Light 1894
Study of Carved Panel Undated
Ming Vases 1931
Roses in Green Pitcher 1895
Woman with Yellow Rose 1896
Illustrated on cover Peonies 1890s
Arranging Flowers 1886

Director : John B. Clark
Curator of Art : Dorothy M. Kosinski
Editor : Marion Bijur
Text : Nastasya Pentz
Photography : Louise Robbins
Design : Joseph Boggs

The Bruce Museum
Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
203/869-0376

All dimensions in inches : Height precedes width.”

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