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Exploring the ‘muse’

  • Fry Fine Art in Peterborough is presenting “MUSE…,” an exhibit of American and European artists and their intimate vision and perspective on the female form. Courtesy


Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:56AM

Fry Fine Art, a gallery specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st-century American works and located on Grove Street in Peterborough is pleased to present “MUSE…,” an exhibit of American and European artists and their intimate vision and perspective on the female form.

Curated by Mindy Taylor, gallery manager, the exhibit will be on view from Friday, Aug. 31 through Nov.mber 19, and includes works of oil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and pencil & ink.

Throughout the history of mankind and of art, the female form has been the muse of countless artists. With this exhibition of collected works, Fry Fine Art aims to explore the tradition of the female nude in Western art as the natural mode for artists’ depiction of the human figure.

Murielle, The Artist’s Wife, by American painter Murray Percival Bewley (1884-1964), is just one of the many excellent representations on exhibit exploring the art and form of the female.

Bewley, a member of the Paris-American Artists Association, is represented in the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work is characterized by a soft, loose brush stroke, and his palette often consists of violets and opalescent colors.

Fry Fine Art gallery features art curated from the collection of Stan and Cheri Fry, as well as high-quality antiques, objets d’art, tribal rugs, and handcrafted furniture made in New England.

For more information, please contact Mindy Taylor at (603) 784-5420 or email Mindy@fryFineArt.com. Fry Fine Art gallery is open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.