In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert
May 22, 2011, through August 28, 2011
About the Painting
Online and in the Music Room, visitors will be able to view a short introductory film featuring Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Colin B. Bailey. He discusses the work and its meaningful qualities of illumination, highlights a number of meticulously painted details, and briefly places the panel in art historical framework. This video was produced in conjunction with the recently launched Google Art Project, in which one masterpiece from each of seventeen museums worldwide — the Frick included — was selected for high-resolution gigapixel photography. The results are now viewable online through a Google-hosted Web site created for the general public as well as art educators.