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Venetian Art in DC

The National Gallery of Art has a treasure trove of Venetian art - an amazing collection. The gang's all here - the Vivarinis and the Bellinis, Cima, Veronese, Lotto, three paintings by Giorgione (!) and a whole room of Titians. Here are a few things that caught my eye during my visit last month.

Paolo Veneziano, The Coronation of the Virgin, 1324


National Gallery of Art


Both of these Carpaccios are so beautiful. While I love his epic series in Venice, these smaller and quieter paintings are so lovely.


Vittore Capaccio, The Flight into Egypt, 1515

National Gallery of Art


Vittore Carpaccio, The Virgin Reading, 1505

National Gallery of Art


This Tintoretto below is very interesting, not as dark and stormy with a much lighter palette than most of his works.

Jacopo Tintoretto, The Madonna of the Stars, second half of the 16th century


National Gallery of Art

After I visited the National Gallery, I walked across the mall to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Those of you who have visited the Guggenheim Museum in Venice and seen "The Angel of the City" on the terrace will understand why this sculpture by the same artist caught my eye. It's very similar but something is missing...


Marino Marini, Horse and Rider, 1952-53

Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

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Comments (4)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, these are all so beautiful. Your photos are wonderful. The images are so sharp and the colors so vivid. I can't even decide which one I love the most because they are all really cool.But if I had to choose, I really like the Virgin Reading. Simple and elegant.

Have a great weekend.

Andrew:

I think it often goes missing on the Venice one Annie! Or it used to.

I love the last sculpture of horse and rider. Great diverse sequence.

Anne:

These are all wonderful works of art! Wow, that IS a light palette for Tintoretto. I've only seen his darker paintings, what a difference. We saw one of Marini's sculptures in the Brera in Milan. I think his pieces are really expressive and imaginative.

Hope life is treating you well! I'm loving my internship. Although it does have its challenges...not the least of which is trying to avoid gaining 20 lbs - everyone wants to feed the minister sweets when she comes to visit! haha

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