23 janvier 2013

French paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection on view at the Metropolitan

François-Marius Granet, Monks in the Cloister of the Church of Gesù e Maria, Rome. Oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Collection, Promised Gift of Wheelock Whitney III, and Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McVeigh, by exchange, 2003 Accession. NEW YORK, NY.- Over the last 40 years, one of the most significant developments in the study of 19th-century European paintings has been a growing appreciation of the importance of plein-air (outdoor) oil sketches to the Realist and... [Lire la suite]