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by Arthur K. Wheelock


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Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest collections of Dutch art in the world, but its distinctive character reflects the attitudes of the Gallery’s founding fathers. When the Gallery opened its doors to the public on March 17, 1941, it was largely through the generosity and foresight of Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). In 1942, one year after the National Gallery of Art officially opened, Widener donated his collection, which came to Washington the following year.

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The National Gallery of Art was created in Washington . who presented old master paintings and sculptures to the country. for the people of the United States in 1937. It started with the gift of the financier and art collector A. His gift also included a building to house the new museum, to be constructed on the National Mall. Opened to the public in 1941, this grand building, B, was at the time the largest marble structure in the world. The newly created National Gallery soon attracted similar gifts from hundreds of other collectors. This tradition of generosity continues to this day with gifts from private donors and artistsC.

Arthur K. was the curator of the Northern European Art Collection at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC until his retirement in Spring, 2018. Arthur K. received his BA from Williams College in 1965, and his PhD from Harvard University in 1973. He grew up in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, the son of Ann, and Arthur K. Wheelock, CEO of a multigenerational family textile manufacturing enterprise.

Online Dutch Paintings of the 17th Century is now live. Scroll to navigation. On April 24th, the National Gallery of Art debuted an innovative digital initiative with the launch of Arthur K. Wheelock J. s Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Tuesday, 29 April 2014.

The National Gallery of Art's collection of seventeenth-century Flemish paintings is relatively small, numbering less than sixty, but exceptional in quality. At the core of the collection are twelve paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens and his school and seventeen paintings by Sir Anthony van Dyck, including some of their finest masterpieces. Also represented are excellent works by other important Flemish masters. Wheelock, Jr. is the curator of the Northern European Art Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. and professor of art history at the University of Maryland. He has lectured widely and written extensively on Dutch and Flemish art. Books by Arthur K.

The paintings crowding the room show a wide range of subject matter: religious and secular, landscape, seascape . The picture showcases the pleasure and erudition of art appreciation and collecting, and of scholarly pursuits such as astronomy.

The paintings crowding the room show a wide range of subject matter: religious and secular, landscape, seascape, architectural interiors, genre and history pictures and portraits. They include a church interior by Hendrick van Steenwyck the Younger (on the wall on the left), and a still life with dead game in the style of Frans Snyders (one of the five pictures selected for particular attention on the lower right). Other pictures are in the distinct styles of Joachim Beuckelaer, Joos de Momper, David Teniers the Elder and Frans Francken.

The National Gallery's collection of seventeenth-century Flemish paintings, although numbering fewer than sixty works, is exceptional in quality. At its core are major examples by the two greatest masters of the period, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, artists whose renown extended to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and England. The large-scale history paintings and the portraits that Rubens and Van Dyck painted of their aristocratic patrons once commanded spaces similar to the grand, wood-paneled galleries in which they now hang. We are fortunate to be able to exhibit these old master paintings to such good effect. The collection also contains choice smaller-scale still lifes, genre scenes, and landscapes by other important Flemish masters, including Osias Beert the Elder, Adriaen Brouwer, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and David Teniers the Younger. Many of these paintings benefited from recent conservation treatment during the preparation of this catalogue, and the resulting new technical information is published here for the first time. The extensive commentaries also include new information about provenance, and about the style, dating, and the place of these paintings within the cultural milieu in which the artists worked. The catalogue also includes artists' biographies, an appendix of artists' signatures and monograms, and a general index.
Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century (A Publication of the National Gallery of Art, Washington) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Arthur K. Wheelock
ISBN: 0894683489
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (February 16, 2006)
Pages: 304 pages