Tag Archives: Painting

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery

The  NPG’s Sargent exhibit opened last week and successfully challenges preconceptions that the artist was merely a portrait painter of the wealthy.  As the FT notes, the exhibit contains intimate, idiosyncratic works that often stretch almost to abstraction.  Some of … Continue reading

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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure at the National Gallery Opening in June

From the National Gallery “Explore the musical pastimes of the 17th century Netherlands through a lively display combining the art of Vermeer and his contemporaries with rare musical instruments and songbooks of the period.  For the first time the National … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Exhibit – Fall plans already!

It seems a bit early to be thinking about plans for next fall but tickets went on sale this morning for Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan  at the National Gallery 9 November 2011 – 5 February … Continue reading

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