|"Still Life with Fish" Wm. Merritt Chase 1903|
Before A. Paul & I headed out of Charleston for Savannah, we squeezed in a visit to Charleston's Gibbes Museum of Art established in 1903 by bequest of James Gibbes, Sr. and opened to the public in 1905. The entire first floor of this Beaux Art structure houses a collection that weaves the story of Charleston's history through the arts. Within this collection, one can find a few select gems by William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri and Elliott Daingerfield. The second level of the gallery houses two special exhibits. The contemporary exhibit, Art of Our Time, includes works by Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, & Alexander Calder. In the rotunda salon, J. Henry Fair's aerial photographic series, Industrial Scars, documents the impact of industrialization and are hauntingly beautiful as well as mind numbing. In this same salon, a monumental Tiffany Skylight
|J. Henry Fair|
DRIVE TO BEAUFORT
An hour drive south of Charleston, we entered the picturesque lowcountry of Beaufort, S.C. A changing blue-violet sky hung serenely over wide open stretches of lowland marshes.
|lowland outside of Beaufort|
One stretch of land to the next was simply stunning. It is easy to see why so many artists are lured to capture the beauty of the lowcountry in their artwork.
|"Bedhead" M. Dunn Ramsey|
|Deanna Bowdish with |