The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, October 20, 2014


Oberlin to Send Masterworks by Rubens, ter Brugghen, Turner to the Phillips
Hendrick ter Bruggen’s Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene (1625). Oil on Canvas. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1953.
WASHINGTON, DC.- Illustrating its unconventional approach to displaying art, The Phillips Collection will present loosely themed groupings of some of its own masterworks with 25 masterpieces from Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum. Half of the 24 paintings and one sculpture on loan from the Allen are old masters, dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries. They include rare works by painters of the British, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Italian, and Spanish schools. The other Allen pieces are important modern works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Oberlin extended the opportunity to display some of its treasures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the Phillips while the Allen is closed for renovations. Side by Side: Oberlin’s Masterworks at the Phillips, opens September 11, 2010, and runs through January 16, 2011.

Side by Side highlights defining features of The Phillips Collection: displays that combine works of different periods, nationalities, and styles, and constant rearrangement of the collection to reveal new affinities between works of art. This approach started with its founder, Duncan Phillips (1866–1966), who viewed the history of art as a continuing series of conversations between artists and works.

“Duncan Phillips was interested in showing modern art’s historical roots,” says Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski. “That is why he bought an El Greco, a Goya, and a Giorgione. Early on, he hoped to have examples of work by several other old masters, including Rubens, who is represented in this selection from Oberlin. Having these truly wonderful works from Oberlin is a special opportunity to expand the context of our own collection and modern art in general.”

The Allen’s Rubens, The Finding of Erichthonius (1632–33), illustrating a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, will be shown with the Phillips’s radiant and enchanting Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–81), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s great impressionist summary of modern life. Renoir is known to have copied works by Peter Paul Rubens, and in the second half of his career, when Renoir turned away from impressionism, he again looked to Rubens for inspiration. Other works in this part of the exhibition are by artists in The Phillips Collection who frequented the Louvre and copied works of art in it, including Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, and Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix.

Other highlights among the old masters in Side by Side include one of the most important examples of northern baroque painting in the United States, Hendrick ter Bruggen’s Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene (1625); The Fountain of Life, a superb 16th-century painting probably painted in Spain after a work by Jan van Eyck; and Joseph Wright of Derby’s night scene Dovedale by Moonlight (c. 1784–85). Oberlin’s modern holdings include works by Alberto Giacometti, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Rothko.

Landscape is a strong suit at the Phillips, and many works on loan from the Allen play to this strength. Several, like Wright’s, show the world at night: Giuseppe Cesari’s The Agony in the Garden (Christ on the Mount of Olives) (1597–98) and Pier Francesco Mola’s Mercury Putting Argus to Sleep (1645–55). Christ’s angelic vision illuminates Cesari’s painting, but in the paintings by Mola and Wright, the light source is the moon. These nocturnal scenes find numerous echoes in The Phillips Collection, where silvery moonlight gleams in paintings such as Arthur Dove’s Me and the Moon (1937) and George Inness’s Moonlight, Tarpon Springs (1892).

Joseph Mallord William Turner’s shimmering View of Venice: The Ducal Palace, Dogana and Part of San Giorgio (1841) is one of the outstanding landscape offerings from Oberlin. Like his rival John Constable, represented in The Phillips Collection by On the River Stour (1834–37), Turner had a powerful effect on modern landscape painting. Claude Monet, an artist who was profoundly influenced by him, is represented in the Allen’s works by Garden of the Princess, Louvre (1867). Painted from a window at the Louvre, with a high vantage point, and a distinctive vertical format, the painting is one of the artist’s first views of the city. In a spatially complex composition, looking across an empty expanse of garden, the artist shows a bustling, tree-lined embankment of the Seine, a slice of river, and a cityscape beyond. The painting represents a much earlier stage in Monet’s development than The Road to Vétheuil (1879) and Val-Saint-Nicholas, near Dieppe (Morning) (1897), owned by the Phillips.

Among other modern landscapes on view in Side by Side, Paul Cézanne’s Viaduct at L’Estaque (1882) from the Allen adds another dimension to the rich imagery of the south of France, represented at the Phillips by strong holdings of landscapes by Pierre Bonnard, Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh, among others.

A display of portraits will include one of the most dramatic works in the exhibition, the Allen’s Self-Portrait as a Soldier (1915), by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kirchner painted himself in the uniform of his artillery regiment, his eyes vacant and without pupils, a cigarette dangling from his lips, and his right hand horrifyingly amputated. Painted when Kirchner was recuperating from illness and unfit for active duty, this searing portrait expresses the artist’s terror in the face of war. The Phillips’s uncompromising Cézanne self-portrait of 1878–80 will hang nearby as will Oberlin’s Michiel Sweerts’s Self-Portrait (1656).

Historic New York school works from the Allen will hang immediately outside the Rothko Room: Mark Rothko’s The Syrian Bull, Adolph Gottlieb’s The Rape of Persephone, and Barnett Newman’s Onement IV. In 1943, The Syrian Bull and The Rape of Persephone were exhibited at the Third Annual Exhibition of Modern Painters and Sculptors. In response, Edward Alden Jewell from the New York Times used these paintings to criticize the incomprehensibility of recent modern art. Within five days, Gottlieb, Rothko, and Newman wrote a challenge to Jewell that in turn set the aesthetic and cultural themes for the New York school.

The Phillips Collection | Rubens | ter Brugghen | Turner | Dorothy Kosinski | Oberlin College |




Last Week News

May 23, 2010

World's Largest Exhibition of the Stellar New York Artist James Rizzi Opens in Bremen

Getty Museum Debuts Cutting-Edge Technology to Showcase Cabinet

Canadian Museum of Nature Unveils Renewed Historic Public Exhibitions Site

Impressive Line-up of Contemporary Art at Villa Grisebach's Spring Auctions in Berlin

ICP Opens Inaugural Installment of a New Annual Series of Exhibitions

Montreal Presents World Premiere of Runa Islam's "Magical Consciousness"

Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland

Derek Eller Opens Liz Magic Laser's First Solo Exhibition at the Gallery

Aspen Art Museum Invites Eights Artists for Group Exhibition

Hillwood Announces New Executive Director Appointment

Joslyn Art Museum Outdoor Garden Galleries Showcases Three New Sculptures

St Martin-in-the-Fields Reaches Its 36 Million Pound Target

Russian Dagestan Village Defies Odds with Ancient Art

New Katharine Hepburn Stamp Adopted as Official Stamp for Kent State University Museum Exhibit

The Toledo Museum of Art Receives $2 Million Lead Gift to Renovate Its Former Glass Gallery

Israeli Art Detectives Crack a Forgery Riddle

Gareth Thomas Appointed Tate Trustee

Untouched Tomb to Unravel Secrets of Cyprus's Past

Another Picasso Stolen in French Fine Art Robbery

May 22, 2010

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay Opens at the de Young Museum

Paris Heightens Museum Vigilance After Big Heist at Museum of Modern Art

Getty Museum Reopens North Pavilion Galleries with a Major Reinstallation

Enchanting British Watercolours & Paintings for Sale at Christie's

Guggenheim Museum Publications Receive Excellence Awards

Baroque Cabinets and Exceptional Sculpture Highlight Christie's Sale

Drawings 1963-1977 by Donald Judd at Maloney Fine Art

An Earl and Countess for the National Gallery of Victoria

Imperial War Museum Launches Innovative Explore History Centre

Artists Establish a Dialogue with Modernist Architects or Designers in Exhibition

Portland Museum of Art's Winslow Homer Illustrations to Debut Online

British Artist Claerwen James Debuts Her Work in NYC at Flowers

Morgan Exhibition Explores the Romantic Movement's Influence on Landscapes

Iconic Work by Richard Avedon and Vintage Edward Weston, Lead Fine Photographs Sale at Bonhams

Struggling Statue Maker Feels Economic Heat

Mexican Codices will be Digitalized for their Study

Phillips de Pury & Company's London Photographs Sale Totals 901,375 Pounds

Site-Specific Installation by Situ Studio to Inaugurate Newly Renovated 10,000-Square-Foot Gallery

Guggenheim Museum Appoints Jeffrey Weiss as Curator, Panza Collection

May 21, 2010

Five Masterpieces Stolen in $123 Million Paris Museum of Modern Art Heist

Exhibition Set to Reveal a New Picasso for a New Time

Getty Puts on View Painting Rescued from Abruzzo Earthquake

Rare Tintin Artifacts to Go Under the Hammer at Piasa Auction House

2010 Royal Institute of British Architects Award Winners Announced

From Boston to Singapore - A New Director for the Asian Civilisations Museum

Alex Katz Presents a Major Work to the Brandhorst Foundation

Sotheby's to Sell Three of Pablo Picasso's Greatest Prints

Art Fair Tokyo Announces Takahiro Kaneshima as New Executive Director

Craig Ruddy's Portrait of Warwick Thornton Wins Archibald People's Choice

Lewis Chessmen Open Scottish Tour at National Museum of Scotland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Announces Opening of New Wing on November 20

Hammer Museum Present New Sculptural Work by Architect Greg Lynn

Mixed Media Paintings of Korean Artist Hyun Ju Park at Causey Contemporary

Images from the Khodorkovsky Trial Make U.S. Premier

Most Extensive Overview of Michael Schmidt's Work to Date at Haus der Kunst

Yael Bartana Awarded the UK's Largest Art Prize

Van Gogh Museum and Kroller-Müller Museum Organise Van Gogh Exhibition in Japan

California Attorney General Supports Claim for Art Seized in WWII

May 20, 2010

With Disabled Security System Thief Steals Five Paintings from Paris Museum of Modern Art

Archaeological Team of the Warriors of Xi'an Wins 2010 Prince of Asturias Award

Hirshhorn Present First U.S. Retrospective of Yves Klein's Work in Nearly 30 Years

Donor Surprises Florida Museum with a Painting by Georgia O'Keeffe

Exhibition of Recent Work by Zhang Huan at Pace Gallery in Beijing

IVAM Offers Bernar Venet His First Show in a Spanish Museum

Christie's Swiss Art: Masterpieces of Swiss Art from 1800 to 2010

Cyprus: Work Crews Stumble on 2-Millennia-Old Coffins

Warren Langley's Aspire Illuminates an Ugly Site in Sydney

Guggenheim Exhibition Celebrates Late Painter Kenneth Noland

Victorian Paintings on View at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Rare Antique Maps in May 20 Auction Unfold History of Washington D.C.

Tlaltecuhtli Colossal Monolith was Moved to Templo Mayor Museum

New Paintings by Renowned Colorist Ron Ehrlich at Stephen Haller Gallery

Renowned Film Maker Harun Farocki Created Site Specific Work at Osram Art Projects

Monumental Sculptures by Manolo Valdés can be Seen on Broadway

Baroness' Glass Paperweights Smash Estimates to Make 574,080 Pounds at Bonhams

Romain Bernini Debuts His Work in the U.S. at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

Exhibition by Spanish Artist Javier Riaño at Gabarron Foundation in New York

Venice Art Walk & Auctions to Raise Funds for the Uninsured

May 19, 2010

Earliest Mesoamerican Royal Tomb Discovered by Scientific Team inside Pyramid in Chiapas

Greek Police Seize Two Rare Statues From Two Farmers

Collecting the New: Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection

Sotheby's to Sell Four Important Works by British Master L.S. Lowry

Select Works from the Salander O'Reilly Galleries to be Sold at Christie's

Georgia O'Keeffe Draws Art Lovers to Northern New Mexico

Bonhams to Sell Portrait of Greatest Pre-Nelson Military Hero

Artpace Presents Jens Hoffmann's Photos while Driving Around in Texas

Mickey Smith's New Language at Ogilvy & Mather's Chocolate Factory

Dutch Artist Lily van der Stokker Exhibits at Tate St. Ives

Jen Bekman Gallery Presents Thirty-Seven Photographs by Gregory Krum

Iceberg with Dutch Artist Ap Verheggen Artworks Breaks Loose

Oxford University Museum of Natural History Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Numerous Historical Curiosities and Rarities to Highlight Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction

Kabul's Street Photographers Fade into History

Vienna Hosts Art and Architecture from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

High Museum of Art Announces First Academic Affiliation with Brenau University

Stories, a Captivating Mix Media Show, Opens at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Jerusalem Museum Excavation Damages Bones

May 18, 2010

Museo Picasso Málaga Explores the Symbolic Importance of the Horse in Picasso's Work

Sotheby's Unveils 40 Highly Revealing Letters by Rene Magritte

Saved for the Nation: Baroque Masterpiece Goes on Display at the National Gallery

Getty Explores the Works of Late 17th-Century Celebrated French Printmakers

New Works on Paper and Recent Paintings by Philip Taaffe at Gagosian

Jimi Hendrix's Home to Open as Exhibition Marks the 40th Anniversary of His Death

Art Comes of Age as an Investment for the Rich and Famous

Christie's in London to Offer Works of Art from the Althorp Attics

Swiss Artist Sylvie Fleury Presents Wall Piece at Lenbachhaus

Original Library from Prince Charles's House for Sale at Bonhams

Sotheby's to Sell Tagore Collection of The Dartington Hall Trust

Christoph Büchel Donates the Installation Pausenraum to the City of Kassel

Never-Before-Seen Collection of Soldier Artwork to Debut in Philadelphia

Royal Couple Visits Double Infinity Exhibition at Dutch Culture Centre Shanghai

Have You Ever Wanted to Let All of Sunset Boulevard Know Whether or Not You're in Town?

2009 Rapapport Prize Winner, Tal Mazliach, Exhibits at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Even Buying Art is Art with New Financial Product

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Appoints Scott Gardiner as Public Relations Manager

Show Features All the Morgan's Works by One of the World's Iconic Artists

Kirk Savage is Awarded the 22nd Annual Eldredge Prize

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 1949 Studebaker original Grateful Dead band truck from the 60's offered at Michaan's

2.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

3.- Agatha Christie's lost diamonds discovered in old suitcase are offered for sale at Bonhams

4.- Kama Sutra: Spirituality and Erotism in Indian Art explored in new exhibition in Paris

5.- Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe

6.- Empress Eugenie's Feuilles de Groseillier brooch to be offered at Christie's Geneva

7.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

8.- Dallas Museum of Art and University of Texas at Dallas partner to form new art history institute

9.- Degas's famous sculpture Little Dancer celebrated in exhibition at National Gallery of Art

10.- Artist Fujiko Nakaya's fog art wraps Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan

Related Stories



The Phillips Collection Kicks Off a Year of 90th Anniversary Festivities With a Grand Reopening

The Phillips Collection Releases Official Free App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Notable D.C. Chefs Create Art-Inspired Birthday Cakes for the Phillips Collection's 89th Anniversary

The Phillips Collection Joins Forces with The George Washington University

Phillips Collection Names Klaus Ottmann Curator at Large

Rediscover Renowned Masterworks of Early Photography at the Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection Celebrates 90 Years of Creative Innovation with New Exhibitions

Side by Side: Oberlin's Masterworks at the Phillips Collection

Phillips Collection to Reopen on Saturday, Museum Waives Admission Fees

Phillips Collection to Reopen on Saturday, Museum Waives Admission Fees



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site