Permanent Collection Videos

Of the many self-portraits Rembrandt painted over a lifetime, this is perhaps the greatest, not only for its poignant revelations of the self, but for his sure handling of paint. The initial effect on viewers is daunting, as though they are confronting an ill-tempered monarch. The strange costume he wears is timeless. In place of a crown, he wears a large velvet artist's beret. He holds a painter's stick as though it were a scepter. Yet this feeling of uneasy confrontation diminishes as we study the face.

This silent video about Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert was created by Susannah Rutherglen, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection, in conjunction with the Frick's New Media Specialist, Lisa Candage, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Paintings Conservator Charlotte Hale, who oversaw the recent technical study. Five videos were produced for the Frick's exhibition, In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, which was on view from May 22 through August 28, 2011.

This silent video about Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert was created by Susannah Rutherglen, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection, in conjunction with the Frick's New Media Specialist, Lisa Candage, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Paintings Conservator Charlotte Hale, who oversaw the recent technical study. Five videos were produced for the Frick's exhibition, In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, which was on view from May 22 through August 28, 2011.

This silent video about Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert was created by Susannah Rutherglen, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection, in conjunction with the Frick's New Media Specialist, Lisa Candage, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Paintings Conservator Charlotte Hale, who oversaw the recent technical study. Five videos were produced for the Frick's exhibition, In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, which was on view from May 22 through August 28, 2011.

This silent video about Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert was created by Susannah Rutherglen, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection, in conjunction with the Frick's New Media Specialist, Lisa Candage, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Paintings Conservator Charlotte Hale, who oversaw the recent technical study. Five videos were produced for the Frick's exhibition, In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, which was on view from May 22 through August 28, 2011.

This silent video about Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert was created by Susannah Rutherglen, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection, in conjunction with the Frick's New Media Specialist, Lisa Candage, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Paintings Conservator Charlotte Hale, who oversaw the recent technical study. Five videos were produced for the Frick's exhibition, In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, which was on view from May 22 through August 28, 2011.

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