{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4258, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4258", "Disp_Access_No" : "5.1997L", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1922", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1922", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1922", "Disp_Title" : "Interlude", "Alt_Title" : "The Lute Players", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Maxfield Parrish", "Sort_Artist" : "Parrish, Maxfield", "Disp_Dimen" : "84 x 60 in. (213.4 x 152.4 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "84 in.", "Disp_Width" : "60 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on linen canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Maxfield Parrish, leading illustrator and muralist of the early twentieth century, painted Interlude to hang at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester. Through architect Lawrence Grant White, George Eastman commissioned three murals for the theater, which served as both silent movie palace and philharmonic hall. Interlude was Eastman’s favorite, a “peacherina,” he wrote White. The radiant quality of Interlude is due to Parrish’s high technical standards and theatrical sense of color—electrical reds, vivid purples, and lush apricots. A shade of cobalt straight from the tube was applied so ingeniously that it became known as “Parrish blue.” He painted glaze upon glaze to create a hard photographic finish that betrayed no brush strokes. Interlude was moved to the Memorial Art Gallery in 1997 to provide it with more stable temperature and humidity conditions. In its place at the Eastman Theatre is a full-size color reproduction. Elizabeth Brayer, George Eastman Historian [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Lent by the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester", "Copyright_Type" : "See Notes & Histories-Copyright Notes", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "See reproduction of a photo of a model posing for this painting in Alma Gilbert''s "Parrish and Photography," Plainfield, NH, 1998, fig. 13a. During the pandemic in 2020-21, the Eastman School suggested they were thinking of deaccessioning this work and selling it, as they were in a financial bind. A suggestion was made that MAG buy the painting from the ESM. In January 2021, Dr. Binstock approached UR President Sarah Mangelsdorf to discuss the situation, and later sent this message to MAG''s Board: "This is just an update to let you know that Peter [Brown] and I met with President Mangelsdorf and she received our comments on the subject of the Maxfield Parrish painting sympathetically. We believe that at this time the Maxfield Parrish matter is closed, and that there is no risk that the Univ. will seek to sell the painting." See full documentation in object file.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/5.97L_R1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/5.97L_R1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/5.97L_R1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/5.97L_R1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "17393", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "contemporary photography of the Eastman Theater", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/5.97L_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/5.97L_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/5.97L_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/5.97L_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "38863", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Photographed in situ as installed; frame cropped out in Photoshop.", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }