Power and Pathos (Favorites at Washington’s National Gallery, 14)

The Power and Pathos exhibition of Hellenistic bronzes has moved from the Getty Museum to the National Gallery in Washington – its final stop. If you have the chance, do see it. Even more than paintings, sculptures need to be … Continue reading

Cut-throat Politics in the Palm of Your Hand (Favorites at Washington’s National Gallery, 9)

One of the genres of that reappeared during the Renaissance was portraiture: hundreds of  meticulously executed paintings have survived. Sculptured portraits are far fewer, and sculptured portraits with added color are even less common. One of my favorite painted terracotta portraits is … Continue reading