Sunday, July 10, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
"The Agony in the Garden" (1469) by Giovanni Bellini
You will want to know this. There are amazing paintings in the exhibition, "Painters' Paintings" this summer in London. There are works by Picasso, Bellini, Rembrandt, and others all previously owned by other artists such as Anthony van Dyck, Henri Matisse, and Lucian Freud. It's an opportunity to see what these artists collected, but it's also an exhibition that investigates why they collected the work of other artists. Reasons presented include a desire for creative inspiration, to support fellow painters, as status symbols, to sell later and even obsession. With today's cheaper travel to Britain because of Brexit, we should all be heading to The National Gallery in London.
'The Vendramin Family Venerating a Relic of the True Cross' (1540-1560) by Titian. Oil on canvas
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Collector Spotlight: "Untitled" (2011) by Tony Melendez