Happy Friday! Celebrate #WorldPhotographyDay 📸 with this summery #FrickArchives find.n—nBathers at Eagle Rock, Prides Crossing, MA, ca. 1910
The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The institution’s holdings—which have more than doubled in size since the museum’s opening in 1935—include celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading global resource in the field of art......
The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The institution’s holdings—which have more than doubled in size since the museum’s opening in 1935—include celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading global resource in the field of art history, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and is open to researchers and the public alike.more
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Don’t miss the final weeks of Toyin Ojih Odutola’s “The Listener” at #FrickMadison! nnOn the black ground of the drawing’s support, the figure in “The Listener” peers out at the viewer, the force of her sparkling eyes prompting reflection on myth and history, selfhood and identity, and the power and privilege to create one’s own story. Explore how Ojih Odutola’s monumental work engages with paintings by Rembrandt at https://bit.ly/3wbMQGan—nToyin Ojih Odutola with her drawing "The Listener" (2021) at Frick Madison. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.
Did you know? The Frick possesses two cloud studies by John Constable. Constable created many of these quasi-scientific sketches, even coining a term for this practice: “skying.” ☁️ #FrickFactn—nJohn Constable (British, 1776–1837), Cloud Study, ca. 1822. Oil on paper, 11 1/2 × 19 in. (29.2 x 48.3 cm). The Frick Collection, New York; bequest of Henrietta E.S. Lockwood in memory of her father and mother, Ellery Sedgwick and Mabel Cabot Sedgwick, 2000
Thomas Gainsborough’s "Mall in St. James's Park" has recently undergone conservation treatment and is back on view on the fourth floor of #FrickMadison!nnBy the time Gainsborough painted this scene for King George III in the 1780s, the Mall had become a fashionable promenade. That is precisely what the painter shows here: Groups of women strolling in splendid dresses and hats—and accompanied by their dogs—size each other up under the shade of bending trees lining the Mall. Cows, visible through the fence at left, provided milk for dairy drinks sold at the park. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AzmSz7 n—nInstallation view at Frick Madison of Thomas Gainsborough's "Mall in St. James's Park" (ca. 1783). Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.
In celebration of Ukrainian art, our August recommended reading list examines how Ukrainian artists have explored their home country’s history and culture through time. The wide breadth of art represented in these publications from the collections of the #FrickLibrary ranges from Christian icons to the abstract, from the figurative to the avant-garde. 📚n nDiscover these books and more at the library’s reading room at #FrickMadison, which is free and open to the public by appointment. Explore the full list: https://bit.ly/3Qrl0Og
At #FrickMadison, Giovanni Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert" is displayed in splendid isolation, paired with one of the iconic trapezoidal windows Marcel Breuer designed for the building.nnBellini signed the large panel in the bottom left corner, but the date, patron, and original location of the painting remain unknown. One common hypothesis is that it was painted in the late 1470s for the remote church of San Francesco del Deserto, on an island in the Venetian Lagoon. Learn more about the work: https://bit.ly/3Pcvf7Cn—nPhoto: Joseph Coscia Jr.
Counting down the minutes until the weekend with this fierce lion clock. 🦁 nnThis clock by Christoph Miller is an automaton: When wound, its eyes flicker from side to side with each tick, and its jaw opens when the clock chimes. Extraordinary objects like this are a reminder that the art of clockmaking was about much more than the hours of the day. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3p9MY51 n—nChristoph Miller (German), Automaton Lion Clock, 1640. Gilt bronze and ebony on oak, 13 5/16 x 9 1/2 x 6 9/16 in. (33.8 x 24.1 x 16.7 cm). The Frick Collection, New York; bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999
Take an inside look as Preparator Arthur Fowler sheds some light 🕯️ on the restoration of an original gilded chandelier from the Frick family's former home, part of our current renovation project. When the Frick's historic buildings reopen, visitors will be able to admire the restored chandelier reinstalled above the museum's grand staircase.
Celebrate artist and writer Maira Kalman’s interpretation of Rembrandt’s "Self-Portrait"! Featured in “Rembrandt’s Polish Rider,” the fourth volume in the Frick Diptych series, this page is part of Kalman's illustrated narrative on the famed Dutch painter, which is paired with an illuminating essay by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. nnExplore more about our Diptych series: https://bit.ly/3zJmE6Bn—nArtwork from essay “Poor Rembrandt”© 2019 Maira Kalman