Luminous Impressions

Luminous Impressions: The Operatic and Fantasy Prints of Henri Fantin-Latour
San Antonio Museum of Art and other venues, 2013

Audio tour design, mobile app, and tablet app.

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) is best known for exquisite still lifes of flowers and fruit, and group portraits of the Paris art scene. Lesser known is that he also devoted much of his creative life to making impressionistic lithographs inspired by his passion for opera, music, literature and poetry. Luminous Impressions features a selection of over forty Fantin-Latour lithographs from a collection of more than 150 images bequeathed to the San Antonio Museum of Art by the late Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. in 2005. They include, as the catalog puts it, “fantasies of sensuous beauties and nymphs, dreamy allegorical and mythological scenes, and homages to Wagner, Berlioz, Shumann and Brahms.”

An audio tour is accessible via cell phone or iPad app. It enables you to visit the exhibition and listen to excerpts of the music that inspired what Fantin-Latour himself considered to be his greatest artistic achievements.