Friday, June 24, 2011

the frick collection

resolved: i will return to
the Frick frequently
just to look at this painting

the arch of constantine and the forum, rome
jean-baptiste-camille corot 1843

'In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert'
sheds new light on the extraordinary painting - always a favorite
at the Frick - after technical examination by a team of specialists
ten blocks north at the Metropolitan Museum. the special display
is up until august 28 when the painting will presumably return to
it's customary place in the collection.

the website has a superb multimedia presentation that
allows for really close examination.

1 comment:

  1. The depiction of light in "In a New Light" is exquisite. I can not imagine standing at my easel and managing this. Without trying to sound like I'm disparaging myself, I probably lack the religious conviction to pull it off as well. I have already said I envy your NYC glut of museums and galeries but the truth is there is plenty going on in every city if one chooses to get off one's butt and go out and look. Happy weekend!


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