European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Listen up, art lovers! QAGOMA has just announced a huge exhibition coming to Brisbane from none other than The Met in New York, featuring works by some of the greatest painters of all time – think Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet and many more. Spanning 500 years, European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York offers a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Fra Angelico, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Turner, Van Gogh and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world, the majority of which rarely leave permanent display in New York.
Highlights of the exhibition include Fra Angelico’s finely painted altarpiece The Crucifixion of ca. 1420–23, Titian’s poetic Venus and Adonis of the 1550s, the immediacy and drama of Caravaggio’s The Musicians 1597, Rembrandt’s painterly Flora of c.1654, Vermeer’s beautifully observed Allegory of the Catholic Faith c.1670-72, and van Gogh’s idyllic The Flowering Orchard 1888.
European Masterpieces includes portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies and will be a must-see for audiences of all ages, art-enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism.
This awe-inspiring exhibition is a must-see. Tickets are on sale now for European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Secure yours at the QAGOMA website.
Image Credits: Titian / Venus and Adonis 1550s / Oil on canvas / 106.7 x 133.4cm / The Jules Bache Collection 1949 / 49.7.16 Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Claude Monet / Water Lilies 1916–19 / Oil on canvas / 130.2 x 200.7cm / Gift of Louise Reinhardt Smith 1983 / 1983.532 Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art