Archive for the ‘Closer Look’ Category

Govaert Flinck: Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom

John Nolan served as curator at the Museum & Gallery for twenty years. In this month’s segment, he shares his thoughts on one of his favorite works from the collection.

 

Simon Vouet: Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

Simon Vouet’s painting provides a compelling illustration of the 17th century’s fascination with the dramatic martyrdom of John the Baptist.

Francesco Granacci: Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Francesco Granacci’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt is an excellent example of the High Renaissance style.

Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (and studio): Madonna and Child with an Angel

Botticelli’s Madonna and Child with an Angel is one of the most stunning illustrations of the Tondo design.

 

Jusepe de Ribera: Ecce Homo

This evocative portrait of Christ by Jusepe de Ribera was one of Bob Jones Jr.’s “very special favorites.”

Gustave Doré: Christ Leaving the Praetorium

Gustave Doré (who published his first drawings at age 15) went on to become the most sought-after illustrator of the mid-19th century.

 

Girolamo Della Robbia: Terracotta Busts

The Della Robbia family is famous—for their secret artistic recipe. Watch to learn more about a pair of sculpture and this family of artists represented in M&G’s collection.

Mattia Preti: Christ Seats the Child in the Midst of the Disciples

Christ often chose to subtly correct His disciples through simple, but poignant illustrations. Mattia Preti beautifully captures one such moment.

Peter Paul Rubens: Christ on the Cross

Art historian Michael Jaffe notes that Rubens’s Christ marks a watershed in Christian iconography. Watch the video to learn more.

Cassone: Renaissance Marriage Chest

The European furniture in the Museum & Gallery collection has been called the finest in America by Joseph Aronson, author of The Encyclopedia of Furniture. This beautiful Italian cassone is a good example.