These pictures are from the Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal. I visited it twice last weekend and once yesterday, entrance is free of charge all Fall.
I updated all the missing info and added a few more pictures.
I couldn't take pictures at the Museum of Modern Art which I visited last Saturday ... but I am going back today, for only $10 you get free admission all year, plus they have better exhibits for my taste in art, I really love and appreciate contemporary Arts more.
Hope you enjoy this little tour :smile:
They have quite a lot of items on display but... There is no real coherence, no explanations on the paintings and exhibits - just where it is from who painted it, the tittle of the work if any and the period.
Just a visual feast to end the week :biggrin:
Penegoes, Wales 1714-Llanberis 1782
"The White Monk"
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Venice 1696 - Madrid 1770
"Apelles Painting the Portrait of Campaspe"
About 1725 - 1726
According to the story in Pliny's "Natural History", Apelles, the most famous painter of Ancient Greece, fell in love with Campaspe, the favourite of Alexandre The Great, while painting her portrait. In homage, Alexandre gave Campaspe to the artist: During the renaissance, this story became an occasion for painters to praise the nobility of their art - and their patrons. Tiepolo depicts himself as Apelles, and his wife. Cecilia (Sister of the Venetian painters Gian Antonio and Francesco Guardi), as Campespe. Their servant, Ali watches from the far right. One of the two paintings in the background illustrates "Moses and the Brazen Serpent" the details Apelles is shown applying to the canvas has been selected with poignant wit.
"The Temptation of Saint Hilarion"
This one is by William Bouguereau
La Rochelle 1825
"Crown of Flowers"
Jacques Sablet Lejeune
Morges, Switzerland 1749 - Paris 1803
"Family Portrait in Front of a Harbour"
Jusepe de Ribera
Jativa, Spain 1588 - Naples 1652
"St-Joseph" about 1635
Bordeaux 1745 - Paris 1809
"Saint Mary Madgdelene in the Desert"
Jacob Van Ruisdel
Haarlem 1628/29 - Haarlem 1682
"The Bleaching Grounds near Haarlem"
Paris 1852 - Quincey 1929
"The Pardon, Brittany"
Nantes 1836 - Buillon 1902
Delft 1596 - Delft 1674
"Salomon Praying in the Temple"
Pieter Van Mol
Antwerp 1599 - Paris 1650
Alexandre Evariste Fragonard
Grasse 1780 - Paris 1850
"Francis I in Benvenuto Cellini's Studio" 1820-1830
Active in Holland 1659-1661
"Vanitas Still Life" 1660
Venice 1712 - Venice 1793
"Storm at Sea"
"Milo of Croton, Attempting to test his strength is caught and devoured by a Lion" Allegory of Pride and Vanity
Nicolas Andre Monsiau
Paris 1754-1755 - Paris 1837
"Ulysses, After returning to his palace and slaying Penelope's suitors, orders the women to remove the bodies." 1791
Gorit 1845 - Paris 1916
"The Point-du-Jour at Auteuil: Dusk"
Woodstock, United-States 1805 - Florence 1873
Francois Joseph Bosio
Monaco 1769 - Paris 1845
"The Nymph Salmacis"
The masks traditionally made by the Yaka and their neighbours the zombo are highly ornamented, rich in bright colours and powerfully expressive. Each kind of mask had its own part to play: the primary function of the ndeemba ceremonial mask was to celebrate the newly acquired status of the initiates when they returned to their village.
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eastern Kasai.
Songye, 19th Century