Paintings for the Full Moon: Blake, Friedrich, Allston & Heade

September 22 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed describes the migration of European Romanticism to America, circa 1790-1880, and the changes it underwent to attract art buyers in the U.S. Works such as Caspar David Friedrich’s The Monk by the Sea and William Blake’s engravings for Songs of Innocence and Experience will be compared to Washington Allston’s Moonlight and Martin Johnson Heade’s salt marsh paintings. Find out how ‘American Gothic’ was embraced long before Grant Wood!