Australia gets the taste of New York when MET’s European masterpiece arrives below


Australians can see some of New York’s best treasurers coming to Queensland for 5th century European masterpieces at one of the most important international art exhibitions Australia has seen in decades. Will be.

In traditional masterpiece exhibitions, portraits, still lifes and landscapes from the Renaissance to the 20th century Post-Impressionists by Cezanne, Rembrandt, Renoir, Fermer and Van Gogh are exhibited directly from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

As the only show that The Met is touring in 2021, Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek said the exhibition at the Queensland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art (QAGOMA) was a feat.

“This is one of the best collections of European paintings, which is rarely permanently exhibited in New York,” the Prime Minister said in a statement.

“When we can’t visit New York ourselves, for four months, visitors from all over Australia come to Brisbane to take a short look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, South Bank.”

The exhibition covers periods of significant religious, social and cultural change through the most important movements of Western history.

Highlights include Peter Paul and Mary’s “Holy Family”. This demonstrates the predominant technique during the Baroque movement, the use of color to enhance emotions. He evokes a warm family glow by contrasting deep brown with rich red, creating a subdued golden light.

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Peter Paul Rubens, “Saint Francis and Anne’s Holy Family and Baptist Toddler St. John,” early or mid-1630s. (Included)

Audiences can also see the mysterious portrait of Marie Dennis Billers’ Marie Josefin Charlotte du Val Dognes. This work was created shortly after the French Revolution, in a short period of time when women were able to train as artists and enter their work into the official salon.

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Marie Dennis Billers’ Marie Josefin Charlotte du Val Dognes, 1801. (Provided)

Other works include Titian’s iconic “Venus and Adonis”. It captures the goddess who finally reaches out to hug her before she goes hunting for a tragic end. Full of saints, monks and angels, the rabbits frolic and flowers bloom.

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Giovanni di Paolo’s “Paradise”, 1445. (Provided)

Chris Saines, director of QAGOMA, said the collection of paintings is exhibited in a dedicated space inspired by the architecture of the European era.

“‘European masterpieces’ trace the evolution of art and artists, from the time when creativity was tightly controlled by the patronage of the church and the state to the time when the modern idea of ​​an independent artist was born.” Saines said in a statement. ..

He also said the show was more than a traditional masterpiece exhibition.

“Visitors can immerse themselves in a variety of interpretive and interactive experiences, such as playing live music and portraiture,” he explained.

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Rembrandt’s Flora, ca. 1654. (Included)

COVID restrictions are currently being enforced in Queensland, and the “European Masterpieces” exhibition must provide contact tracking details on arrival for visitors to access. In addition, admission is banned so that visitors can enter a secure number and roam freely while following the rules of social distance.

The complete set of artwork can also be viewed online with high quality images and commentary on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

Tickets for the exhibition, which will be held until October 17, are sold by QAGOMA’s. website..

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