Susan Grace Galassi

Introduction to the exhibition The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya by Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection. The exhibition will be at The Frick Collection from October 5, 2010, through January 9, 2011.

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Goya’s Last Works

February 22, 2006 to May 14, 2006

Goya’s understated portrait of the woman known as María Martínez de Puga, acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, was the inspiration for The Frick Collection’s special exhibition Goya’s Last Works. It was the first show in the United States to concentrate exclusively on the final phase of Goya’s long career — the years of the artist’s voluntary exile in Bordeaux from 1824 to 1828. Fifty-one examples of Goya’s final production were borrowed from public and private European and North American collections.

Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804): A New Testament

October 24, 2006 to January 7, 2007 The eighteenth-century Venetian painter and draftsman Domenico Tiepolo is best known for his drawn narrative cycles of thecommedia dell’ arte character Punchinello and engaging scenes of everyday life in the Veneto. He reserved his greatest passion, however, for sacred subjects.

The Unfinished Print

June 2, 2004 to August 15, 2004

When is a work of art complete? And when do further additions detract from the desired result? These questions lie at the heart of aesthetic theory and have preoccupied artists, critics, and collectors for centuries. The problem of "finish" is particularly relevant in the graphic arts, in which images are developed in stages and often distributed at various points in their making.

 

Whistler, Women, and Fashion

April 22, 2003 to July 13, 2003

Marking the centenary of the death of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), The Frick Collection presented Whistler, Women, and Fashion — the first in-depth exploration of the artist's lifelong involvement in fashion as an essential aspect of his work.

Goya's Last Works, February 22, 2006, through May 14, 2006

 

El Greco: Themes and Variations

May 15, 2001 to July 29, 2001

The Frick Collection's St. Jerome and Purification of the Temple comprised the core of this special exhibition, which was shown in the Oval Room. Together with five loan paintings — all replicas or versions of the two Frick canvases — these works revealed different aspects of the master's recycling of his own compositions. Although El Greco was a highly original painter, he frequently made replicas or related versions of his works, at a time when few if any other major artists did so.

The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya

October 5, 2010 to January 9, 2011 The greatest Spanish draftsmen from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century — Ribera, Murillo, and Goya, among them — created works of dazzling idiosyncrasy. These diverse drawings, which may be broadly characterized as possessing a specifically "Spanish manner," will be the subject of an exclusive exhibition at The Frick Collection in the fall of 2010.

Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection

October 6, 2009 to January 10, 2010 Frederik Johannes Lugt (1884–1970) was a Dutch art historian, connoisseur, and collector.

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