Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Rarely Seen Rembrandt Is Coming to the Frick

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Joshua Barone
Abraham Entertaining the Angels” (1646). Credit via The Metropolitan Museum of Art
NEW YORK---Rembrandt’s “Abraham Entertaining the Angels,” a small oil painting that is rarely on public view, will be the focus of an exhibition at the Frick Collection opening in May. The exhibition, “Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels,” is scheduled to be run from May 30 through Aug. 20 and will include a collection of related etchings and drawings. “The show explores how, as an artist, you represent a confrontation between the earthly and the divine, the immaterial and material,” said Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, a curatorial fellow at the Frick who organized the exhibition. [link]

The Frick Collection: “Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels” (May 30 - August 20, 2017); 1 East 70th Street New York, NY; 212-288-0700; frick.org