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Link to video about 'Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)' from the Norton Simon Museum

Before its presentation at The Frick Collection for the exhibition, Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) traveled from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where it was examined by a team of paintings conservators. The results of this close look at the painting and the details it revealed about the artist's technique are presented in this video, which is also accessible in the Frick's Media Room through January 20, 2013.

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)'

Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, offers an introduction to van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) and the context in which it was created. The video will be on view in the Music Room at the Frick during the run of the exhibition.

oil painting of man from shoulders up in green coat and yellow hat with blue background
Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)
October 30, 2012 to January 20, 2013

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) painted his Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) in August 1888 during a highly productive fifteen-month stay in Arles in southern France. The opportunity to display this work in New York was the result of a special exchange program between the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, and The Frick Collection and marked the first time in forty years that the painting had left its home institution.

Link to introductory exhibition video for Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum

The Frick Collection was pleased to present a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California that was on view in the Oval Room from February 10 through May 10, 2009. Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection introduces this exhibition.

Link to video of Colin B. Bailey discussing Bassano's 'The Flight into Egypt'

The Frick Collection was pleased to present a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California thta was on view in the Oval Room from February 10 through May 10, 2009. Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection discusses this exhibition.

Link to video of Margaret Iacono discussing Guercino's 'Aldrovandi Dog'

The Aldrovandi Dog was painted by Guercino around 1625. Although the dog's name has been lost to time, we know that Count Filippo Maria Aldrovandi (1598-1644) owned the white and brindle mastiff because its elaborate leather collar bears the Aldrovandi coat of arms. It is part of the special exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum, that was on display at The Frick Collection from February 10, 2009 to May 10, 2009.

Link to video of Margaret Iacono discussion of Murillo

Assistant Curator Margaret Iacono discusses Bartolomé Esteban Murillo's painting The Birth of Saint John the Baptist, from the exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum, on display at The Frick Collection from February 10 to May 10, 2009.

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