Wtf: What the Frick (collection) • After taking an art history class, I have grown fond of classical art. I highly recommend the Frick for a great collection of classical European art. The building is expanding next year and looks pretty nice
Known in the Renaissance as zibellini (a term that refers specifically to sable but includes other furs), marten furs like the present example and that depicted in his portrait of Isotta Brembati, ca. 1555-56, were associated with chastity, fertility, and childbirth and, at least since the nineteenth century, were also thought to have served as flea pelts (supposedly to attract fleas from the wearer onto the fur), a popular theory that has been questioned. Above all, these were luxury items that indicated social status. This jeweled head is the most ornate of the few that survive from the Renaissance. Composed of a sheet of gold hammered and chased nearly paper thin, the head is tooled to simulate fur, and much of the exterior surface (including the underside) was enameled, though portions have worn away. The movable tongue is decorated with red enamel, and on either side of the mouth are loops that allowed it to be attached to a chain. #moronimondays#frickcollection#moroni
Venetian, Marten’s Head, ca. 1550–59, gold with enamel, rubies, garnets, and pearls; modern pelt; synthetic whiskers, L. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) (jewel only). @thewaltersartmuseum
MUSEUMS: The Revolutionary Portraiture of Moroni | ⭐️ Watch the 📺 on DailyPlinth.com ⭐️ Link in Bio ⭐️ | Sandwiched between gargantuan art fairs and the vibrant, overwhelming crush that is contemporary art these days, The Frick Collection always blesses us with a breath of fresh air in its exhibitions and galleries. This spring, that takes the form of the exhibition “Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture,” on now through June 2, 2019. This rare exhibition – the first to feature Moroni in North America – highlights the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80), investigating the unique, even revolutionary, aspects that made his portraits stand out. The exhibition includes 20 of the artist’s portraits together with a selection of objects — jewelry, textiles, armor, and other items — that “evoke the material world of the artist and his sitters, and reveal his inventiveness in translating it into paint.”⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
In this video, the Frick’s Associate Curator Aimee Ng introduces us to this extraordinary exhibition.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
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Remembering sweet times with fam
Sketching with complimentary materials supplied by The Frick Collection! The enclosed, colonnade garden court at the heart of the museum featuring a skylight and large fountain with pool surrounded by clusters of plants and sculptures provided lots of inspiration and tranquility.