Reflecting on the only oil painting in The Eveillard Gift—on view at Frick Madison through February 26—Curator Aimee Ng analyzes John Constable’s deft brushwork and how, in this small oil sketch, the artist evokes the richness and vitality of the larger painting to come.
John Constable (1776–1837)
Study for "The Leaping Horse," ca. 1824–25
This week, Frick curator Aimee Ng hosts us at her apartment for "Cocktails with a Curator." She tells us the story of one of John Constable's favorite and monumental paintings, 'The White Horse.' Aimee shares Constable's inventive sketches and his nostalgic memories of the English countryside. Tonight's drink is Gin and Dubonnet, reportedly Queen Elizabeth II's cocktail of choice.
Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery through February 1, 2015.