No matter how many times we visit the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, we find something new. Now there’s an exhibit of Impressionist painter, Giovanni Boldini, who is new to us and we’re glad to discover him. The exhibit will be on display until April 25th.
During the 1890s and early 1900s, Giovanni Boldini achieved tremendous popularity in Europe and the United States as a painter of striking, stylish portraits. Indeed, he was one of the great portrait painters of his time. Earlier in his career, however, he explored a wide range of other subjects including landscapes, urban views, and scenes of everyday life. Boldini moved to Paris from his native Italy in 1871, and like his French contemporaries, he was fascinated by the life of the city: its bustling streets, its cafés, and concert halls, and the surrounding countryside.