Landi writes that the "number of Veronese’s drawings and paintings in American collections... allowed [curator Virginia Brilliant] and her chief collaborator, Frederick Ilchman... to assemble a show that tells 'the whole story of how these masterpieces went from the artist’s very first doodles, his first ideas for a composition, and how he worked those up into very highly finished drawings' and from there to paintings." Landi also notes that "Henry James called Veronese the 'happiest painter' of the Renaissance, one who enjoyed a reputation for vivid color and the creation of a festive mood even when his subject wasn’t a celebration."
Laura Gilbert reviews the Museum of Biblical Art's Passion in Venice. Her post, entitled "Great Art in Curatorial Purgatory," deems the show a curatorial "mess," but the paintings, prints, and other works on view well worth a visit. "Although the show disappoints, the art doesn't" she writes. That's a pretty ringing endorsement.
Judith Dobrzynski reports on the Dulwich Picture Gallery's unique exhibition schedule for 2011: "one masterpiece every month of the year. It's like an unfolding calendar, it's like a year long advent calendar of your dreams." The schedule includes works by: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Velazquez, Vermeer, El Greco, Veronese, Rembrandt, Ingres, van Gogh, Gainsborough, Constable, David Hockney, and Domenichino. A year of must sees...
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.