16 juin 2017

Museo del Prado opens new permanent collection itinerary on same-sex relationships

Room 12. Hermaphrodite. Deceptive Appearances Section. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inviting visitors to focus on its collection from a different viewpoint through a selection of 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings which are habitually on display in its galleries. Representing part of the complex western cultural heritage, they can now be viewed as a marvellous testimony to different, minority and, on occasions, silent affective formulas.  Each of these independent but interrelated thematic routes reflects an... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2015

"Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Attributed to Jacquemart de Hesdin and others,
Sketchbook Formed of Six Panels of Prepared Boxwood, open to Women and Wild Men, c. 1390-1400,
model book with drawings in metalpoint (probably silverpoint) on prepared boxwood,
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906. WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for... [Lire la suite]