The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, April 25, 2015

George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument
George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument
NEW YORK.- More than four dozen works in all media depicting George Washington, the Revolutionary War hero who became the first president of the United States, will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument—Images from the Metropolitan. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the Museum's American Wing and includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints, as well as works in glass, ceramics, silver, textiles, and wood that were created in the late 18th and the 19th century.

Depictions of George Washington changed over time to suit the changing needs of the American public. The exhibition features works created during his lifetime, such as a painting by John Trumbull that shows Washington as a general in the Revolutionary War (1780) and Giuseppe Ceracchi's marble bust (1795), which pays homage to Washington during his presidential term. In the 19th century, Washington's image was adapted to many patriotic and sentimental purposes, as seen in various printed textiles and in Karl Muller's Centennial Vase (1877), in which Washington's profile in relief is part of a vocabulary of elements celebrating the country's past.

George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument was organized to complement the exhibition Gilbert Stuart, which will be on view at the Metropolitan October 21, 2004 - January 16, 2005, and will feature a section devoted to the artist's celebrated portraits of Washington. The exhibition was organized by Carrie Rebora Barratt, Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture and Manager of the Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, with the assistance of Lois Stainman. Exhibition design is by Daniel Kershaw, Exhibition Designer; graphics are by Emil Micha, Senior Graphic Design Manager; and lighting is by Clint Ross Coller and Rich Lichte, Lighting Designers.

Today's News

October 18, 2004

Renoir to Matisse: The Eye of Duncan Phillips

Alexander Calder and Joan Miró at Phillips Collection

Redevelopment Plans for V&A Announced

George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument

Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance

Close to Home: An American Album at the Getty Center

Albrecht Dürer: A Renaissance Journey in Print

Archaeologist Phyllis Williams Lehmann, 91, Dies

Stolen Brazilian art is recovered

Exhibitions Explore New York City Subway

For the Love of Beauty: British Arts and Crafts

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old skeletons in an ancient village in northern India

2.- Exhibition at the Louvre museum offers rare glimpse of the ancient Thracian culture

3.- Most Britons ignorant over Battle of Waterloo: National Army Museum poll

4.- Sotheby's to offer the historic collection of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

5.- Van Gogh and Rothko: Two masterpieces of modern art unveiled at Sotheby's London

6.- Recently discovered self-portrait headlines 'Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty' at MFA Boston

7.- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, world's top-earning model, makes teary last catwalk turn

8.- Le Corbusier legacy threatened by revelations in new books that architect was 'fascist'

9.- Groundbreaking photographs of India's Sidi community go on show in the UK for the first time

10.- William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

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, .


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
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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