Posts Tagged ‘Jacquemart-Andre’

Van Dyck Family portrait

More treasures from the Van Dyck exhibition at the Jacquemart-André

November is coming to a close. Thanksgiving is over, the holiday season is on us. This reminds me that there were too many great works to fit into prior post about the Van Dyck exhibition at the at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. Here is family portrait from Van Dyck’s early Flemish period. Keep in […]



Van Dyck Maria de Tassis

Sir Anthony Van Dyck, gentleman-paynter

I couldn’t resist using the antiquated spelling. For that was Sir Anthony’s full title: Principalle Paynter in Ordinarie to their Majesties. I visited the beautiful exhibition dedicated to Van Dyck at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. First a short biography of the artist (here, in this self-portrait painted in his early twenties.) Born in 1599 […]



Velasquez Infanta Margarita

Paris exhibitions: an overview of the Fall 2008 season

Thanks to Sheramy at Van Gogh’s Chair for her Fall Exhibition Roundup. For Paris, Sheramy mentions Mystery and Glitter: Pastels in the Musée d’Orsay, from October 8, 2008 to February 1, 2009. This should indeed be wonderful. Also noteworthy at Orsay: Picasso/Manet: Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (a tie-up with the major Picasso show at the […]



Fragonard The debut of the model

The model’s debut: Fragonard’s look at the loss of innocence

I already mentioned that Fragonard is one of my favorite painters and that I am honored to have a detail of one of his paintings adorn the cover of Mistress of the Revolution. A very versatile artist, equally at ease with religious themes, insightful portraits and light, sometimes libertine scenes. This painting, Les débuts du […]