Sunday, September 27, 2015

Friezes

Simon Vouet
Time Defeated by Hope, Love & Beauty
1627
Prado

Yesterday's bacchanals imitated sarcophagus reliefs with a series of independent figures arranged across a shallow field, close to the picture plane. This method of organizing a composition retained tremendous prestige until the middle of the 19th century. The paintings gathered here were all conceived and constructed according to the one traditional model. The first group are secular friezes, the second group Biblical friezes.

Angelica Kauffman
Sorrow of Telemachus
1783
Metropolitan Museum

Aniello Falcone
Roman mounted soldiers
c. 1640
Prado

Nicolas Poussin
Hunt of Meleager & Atalanta
c. 1634-39
Prado

Giandomenico Tiepolo
Venetian Crowd
c. 1765
Prado

Francesco Albani
Toilet of Venus
c. 1635-40
Prado

Davide Ghirlandaio
Marriage of the Virgin
c. 1479
Metopolitan Museum 

workshop of Francesco Granacci
St. John the Baptist Preaching
c. 1506-07
Metropolitan Museum

Orazio Gentileschi
The Finding of Moses
1633
Prado

Gioacchino Assereto
Moses Striking the Rock 
c. 1640
Prado

S├ębastien Bourdon
The Finding of Moses
c. 1655-60
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Paolo Veronese
Christ & the Centurion
c. 1571
Prado