The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze, thru August 5.The exhibition was inspired by the Gallery’s acquisition of the important William A. Clark maiolica (glazed Italian ceramics) collection from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Some 90 objects highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes - the two media most dramatically influenced by the new technology of image replication.The exhibition “tells the story of how printed images were transmitted, transformed, and translated onto ceramics and small bronze reliefs, creating a shared visual canon across artistic media and geographical boundaries.” The focus of the exhibition is on designs by major artists such as Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and Albrecht Dürer.
Image below:Artist: Painter of the Milan Marsyas - Italian, active 1500/1550 – Title:Charger with Marcus Curtius Plunging into the Chasm – Dated c. 1525/1530 - tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)- Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)
The National Gallery of Art is presenting an exhibition titled Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe in the West Building, thru May 13. Sittow (c.1469-1525)was trained in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting & painted in Spain & the Netherlands.He was considered one of the most important Flemish painters of the era. Sittow worked at the courts of renowned European royals such as King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile. The exhibition features some 20 of his works & offers an opportunity to examine his art in a broader context as it marks the centennial of the Estonian Republic in 2018.
Image below:Michel Sittow - Portrait of Diego de Guevara (?) Dated c. 1515/1518 – Netherlandish - oil on panel – Credit Andrew W. Mellon Collection.
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Outliers and American Vanguard Art, thru May 13 in the East Building, Concourse Galleries.Some 250 works explore three distinct periods in American history when mainstream and outlier artists intersected. The exhibition “aligns work by such diverse artists as Charles Sheeler, Christina Ramberg, and Matt Mullican with both historic folk art and works by self-taught artists ranging from Horace Pippin to Janet Sobel and Joseph Yoakum. It also examines a recent influx of radically expressive work. The exhibition is curated by Lynne Cooke, senior curator, special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art.
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna, thru July 8. The volume titled Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia (1612) depicts the monastery and dramatic rocky terrain of La Verna, the site where Saint Francis received the stigmata. The exhibition was curated by Ginger Hammer, assistant curator, department of old master prints, National Gallery of Art.
Image below: Artist Lino Moroni - Italian, 1547-1627 – “Chapel of the Blessed John of La Verna (Cappella del beato Giovanni della Verna)" – Dated 1612 – Medium - 1 engraved illustration – Print – Credit: Acquisition funded by a grant from The B.H. Breslauer Foundation, 2013
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting a special installation of Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943)thru October 28, 2018. The mural is on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City townhouse, the painting is Pollock’s largest work at nearly 20 feet long, and represents a major turning point in the artist’s career and style. Also on view are paintings and works on paper by Pollock from the Gallery’s collection.
Image below: Jackson Pollock Mural, 1943 oil and casein on canvas - University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings in the West Building, thru May 28.The contemporary artist from Lexington, Virginia makes "experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes." The exhibition "explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work."Some 115 photographs are organized into five sections:Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, & What Remains.
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Cézanne Portraits, thru July 1 in the West Building. Some 60 of the artist’s portraits have been drawn from collections around the world in what is the first exhibition devoted to the famed post-impressionist’s portraits. The exhibition provides the first full visual account of Cézanne’s portrait practice.Some of the works displayed have never before been exhibited in the U.S.
Image below: Paul Cézanne - French 1839-1906 - Bust of Madame Cézanne (verso) 1884/1885 – Graphite Drawing – Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon
The National Gallery of Art’s Evenings at the Edge program will continue with an event on May 10 in the I. M. Pei-designed East Building. The 19-degree knife-edge angle of the East Building was the inspiration for the program's title. Admission to Evenings at the Edge is free, but registration is required.To register and find out more, visit nga.gov/evenings
Image below: The National Gallery of Art East Building.