Permanent Collection Videos

Renoir: A Look Beneath the Surface

Link to video about 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"

Link to video of Charlotte Hale lecture

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.

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

Link to video of Keith Christiansen lecture

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.

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

Link to video of Michael Gallagher lecture

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 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.

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

Link to video of Edgar Munhall discussing 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: "Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink"

Link to video of Joanna Sheers discussing Whistler’s 'Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink, Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland'

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. 

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "The Harbor of Dieppe"

Link to video about Joseph Mallord William Turner's painting, 'The Harbor of Dieppe'

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