Galleria Borghese, Rome: Five Favorites

On my one and only, very brief visit to Rome, I didn't have time to visit the Borghese. Here's why I mind. Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) and the Borghese Collection…

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Looking at Drawings: An Introduction (4)

The first part of this essay includes an introduction and a section on drawings for study. The second part is the beginning of the discussion of drawings as compositional studies…

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Musee d’Orsay, Paris (Five Favorites Series)

The Musee d'Orsay opened in 1986, in the former Gare d'Orsay in Paris - a Beaux Arts stone-and-steel railway terminal. The museum mostly houses French painting, sculpture, furniture, and photographs…

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Looking at Drawings: An Introduction (3)

The first part of this essay includes an introduction and a section on drawings for study. The second part is the beginning of the discussion of drawings as compositional studies…

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Looking at Drawings: An Introduction (2)

The first part of this essay includes an introduction and a section on drawings for study. 2nd type of drawing: Drawings as studies for paintings Susanna and the Elders, ca.…

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Looking at Drawings: An Introduction (1)

This essay was written in 2005, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art had a wonderful exhibition of drawings by Peter Paul Rubens. That one's long gone, but if you're in…

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Ingres, Princesse de Broglie (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 20)

Tucked away in the triangular Lehman Wing, at the far west side of the Metropolitan Museum, is one of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres's most stunning portraits. Its subject is wealthy, aristocratic beauty…

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