Tuesday, October 21, 2014

National Gallery of Art, Again

We visited the National Gallery late in 2013, but saw rather more of grand-daughter Penelope than the collection (see http://roadeveron.blogspot.com/2014/01/national-gallery-of-art.html). For our last day in DC this year, Vicki wanted to see at least one of the sights, and we settled on a more leisurely visit to the National Gallery. It's a museum of which Americans can be proud, particularly its Impressionist collection. Below are a variety of highlights, mostly by artists we've come especially to like. It made us a bit homesick for Europe (!), but we were ready now for a new American adventure to begin.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC















Mosaic from Roman Tunisia















Abbot Suger's chalice from Saint Denis



















Giotto's Smirking Madonna and Hobbit



















Van Eyck's Annunciation



















Durer's Lot and His Daughters



















Cranach's Crucifixion and Centurion



















Tilman Riemenschneider's Bishop of Wurzburg



















Bosch's Death of a Miser



















Arcimboldo's Four Seasons in One Head (a
four-fer)




















Titian's Dannae















A small Claude Lorrain Judgment of Paris















Watteau's Italian Comedians















From the impressive Degas/Cassatt special exhibit, the
American Mary Cassatt's Little Girl on a Blue Armchair
















And last, a great archival exhibit on the
"Monuments Men" and the NGA




















One of the Monuments Men with the rescued Velasquez
Infanta, which we've seen many times in Vienna, but never
fully appreciated...















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