Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offers a breathtaking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century Post-Impressionism. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity also allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world, the majority of which rarely leave permanent display in New York.
Highlights of the exhibition include Fra Angelico’s finely painted altarpiece The Crucifixion c. 1420–23; Titian’s poetic Venus and Adonis of the 1550s; the immediacy and drama of Caravaggio’s The Musicians 1597; Rembrandt’s painterly Flora of c.1654; Vermeer’s beautifully observed Allegory of the Catholic Faith c.1670-72, and van Gogh’s idyllic The Flowering Orchard 1888.
‘European Masterpieces’ includes portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies and will be a must-see for audiences of all ages, art-lovers and anyone with an interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism.
Read more about the artworks on the QAGOMA Blog.
12 jun 2021 – 17 oct 2021
Gallery of Modern Art | Stanley Pl, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery
Sofitel Brisbane Central is proud to be an official accommodation partner for the exbibition.
Banner image: Georges de La Tour / France 1593–1653 / The Fortune-Teller (detail) c.1630s / Oil on canvas / 101.9 x 123.5cm / Rogers Fund, 1960 / 60.3 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art