Glimpses of Glamour and the Urban Underbelly
What comes to mind when you think of art in the early 1900’s? Maybe the small, thin brush strokes and the emphasis on light quality that typified Impressionism? Perhaps you see the drastically distorted, subjective experiences of Expressionism and Cubism? The fascinating thing about Telfair’s Spanish Sojourns at the San Diego Museum of Art is that it projects something unexpected: a realism that is at the same time poignant and emotional. This is the essence of Robert Henri and the Ashcan School.