"European Paintings" Exhibition

Brooklyn Museum

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Although the collection of European paintings has often been presented in a chronological arrangement by school or style, this installation exploits the architecture of the soaring Beaux-Arts Court by devoting each wall to an exploration of the meaningful connections that the works display when arranged according to theme. The section called “Painting Land and Sea” surveys the formal methods that painters have used to render their physical surroundings across the centuries. “Art and Devotion” considers the ways in which the artists of the early Renaissance expressed the central tenets of the Catholic faith. “Narratives Large and Small” shows how artists distill the elements of a story into a single telling moment. Finally, “Tracing the Figure” charts the enduring artistic interest in the human figure, from portraits that place an individual in a clearly defined place and time to timeless abstractions of the human form.

[Image: Frans Hals "Portrait of a Man" Oil on canvas 29 x 21 3/4 in.]



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Frans Hals


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Suggested Contributions: Adults $10, Seniors and Students $6, Members and Children under 12 and First Saturday of the month 5pm to 11pm Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
thursdays closing at 22:00,
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays
Note:First Saturday of the month 11am to 11pm


Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718-638-5000 Fax: 718-501-6136

Subway: 2/3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum

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