23 février 2010

"Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum" @ The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

W.582, fol. 5b, Qasîdat al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle). 17th century, Iran, ink, paint and gold on paper covered with med morocco with black leather and gilt doublures, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore In the Islamic book—the primary vehicle for literary and artistic expression—the power of poetry, prayer and visual form collides. Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum showcases masterpieces of illuminated and illustrated manuscripts produced in Islamic lands from the ninth to the 19th century. The... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2009

'Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece' @ the Walters Art Museum

Odysseus and the Sirens. Attic black-figure oinochoe, ca. 520 BCE; height 22 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, 1993.216; Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulterbesitz / Art Resources, NY (Ingrid Geske-Heiden). BALTIMORE, DE.- From ancient times to present day, heroes and heroines have played vital cultural roles in society by defining trends, creating norms and shaping behavior. Sometimes heroes are portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times they emerge as average people who rise above the ordinary. Heroes... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2009

Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of John Meer @ The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Rembrandt Peale (1778–1860), Portrait of John Meer In celebration of a recent gift to the museum by a Maryland family, the Walters Art Museum presents the focus show, Rembrandt Peale’s Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection, on the work of painter Rembrandt Peale (1778–1860). The donated, undated painting, Portrait of John Meer, depicts a robust middle-aged man who points enigmatically at a human skull cradled to his body. Painted by Peale when he was probably just 17 years of age, Portrait of... [Lire la suite]
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