Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offers a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Fra Angelico, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Turner, Van Gogh 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 the permanent display in New York.
Highlights of the exhibition include Fra Angelico’s finely painted altarpiece 'The Crucifixion' of ca. 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.
This Australian-exclusive exhibition is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.