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
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
Vittore Carpaccio, The Virgin Reading, 1505
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
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