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  • Renoir: A Look Beneath the Surface

    This video was created in conjunction with the exhibition, Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, on view at The Frick Collection from February 7 through May 13, 2012. 

     

  • Charlotte Hale: "Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert: New Discoveries"

    In the spring of 2010 Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert underwent an unprecedented technical study at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that incorporated infrared reflectography, X-radiography, surface examination, and paint analysis. The results, which are presented in this lecture by Charlotte Hale, expand our understanding of the evolution and history of this spectacular, enigmatic painting. This lecture was made possible by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

    This lecture was offered in conjunction with the special exhibition In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, on view at The Frick Collection from May 22, 2011, through August 28, 2011.

     

  • Keith Christiansen: "Finding Our Way into Bellini's St. Francis..."

    In Bellini’s great masterpiece, the traditional relationship of figure to setting has been reversed, thus engaging us in a way that transforms our experience of the picture and our understanding of the artist’s creative genius. Keith Christiansen will discuss the impetus behind this transformation and its implications for interpreting the picture’s much-discussed subject. This lecture was made possible by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

    This lecture was offered in conjunction with the special exhibition In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert, on view at The Frick Collection from May 22, 2011, through August 28, 2011.

     

  • Bellini FLORA (Silent)

    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.

  • Bellini SKY (Silent)

    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.

  • Bellini FAUNA (Silent)

    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.

  • Bellini SAINT (Silent)

    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.

  • Bellini INTRO (Silent)

    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.

  • Michael Gallagher: "Conservation of Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV"

    The Portrait of Philip IV by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660) returned recently from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, having been cleaned for the first time in more than sixty years. The gleaming silver brocade covering the king's crimson coat is executed in an extraordinarily free and spontaneous manner, which is almost unparalleled in the painter's production and can now be better appreciated. The treatment by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of Paintings Conservation, revealed the dazzling original surface that had been veiled by a yellowing varnish. Additionally, the first technical studies of the painting were undertaken, involving microscopy, X-radiography, and infrared reflectography.

    For more information about this painting, see the related exhibition The King at War: Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV, which ran from October 26, 2010, through January 23, 2011.

  • Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, "The Forge"

    Google has worked with seventeen art museums, including The Frick Collection and three other US institutions (The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, in New York and, the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, in Washington D.C.), to create an online resource where visitors can explore museums from around the world, discover and view works of art at very powerful zoom levels, and even create and share their own virtual collections of masterpieces. The results of this global partnership can be explored at googleartproject.com.

  • Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, "Self-Portrait"

    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. The wariness and impatience seem like a veil shadowing the man's real expression, which is blurred and scarred — by time, by sorrows, and by illness. Yet Rembrandt was only fifty-two in 1658 when he signed and dated this portrait. He was also a small man, but he portrayed his figure in monumental dimensions. It is almost as though he decided to pack his entire life into this image of himself, both what had gone before, and what lay ahead. The gigantic hands that loom before us are crucial to the portrait's effect, reminding us of Rembrandt's dependence on them.

  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, "The Harbor of Dieppe"

    Google has worked with seventeen art museums, including The Frick Collection and three other US institutions (The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, in New York and, the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, in Washington D.C.), to create an online resource where visitors can explore museums from around the world, discover and view works of art at very powerful zoom levels, and even create and share their own virtual collections of masterpieces. The results of this global partnership can be explored at googleartproject.com.

  • Joanna Sheers: Whistler’s "Harmony in Pink and Grey"

    Joanna Sheers discusses Whistler's "Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux" from the exhibition Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009. 

  • Edgar Munhall: Whistler’s "Arrangement in Black and Gold"

    Curator Emeritus Edgar Munhall discusses Whistler’s "Arrangement in Black and Gold, Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac" from the exhibition Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009. 

  • Joanna Sheers: Whistler's "Symphony in Grey and Green, The Ocean"

    Joanna Sheers discusses Whistler's Symphony in Grey and Green, The Ocean from the exhibition Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009. 

  • Joanna Sheers: "Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink"

    Joanna Sheers discusses Whistler’s "Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink, Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland" from the exhibition Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009. 

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