Friday, October 24, 2008

Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered

The National Gallery opens another new show this weekend, with work by Dutch master Jan Lievens. I'm a huge fan of Dutch art, and love the glow that emanates from the paintings. Many of Lievens' paintings were originally attributed to Rembrandt, and it's pretty easy to see why — the pair were friends and share similar techniques and subject matter.

The show is a great introduction to an artist I knew little about, and it includes paintings, drawings and prints. Opens Sunday with two lectures on Lievens.

'The Evangelist Matthew' by Jan Lievens.(Photo courtesy the National Gallery of Art)


bioephemera said...

Thanks for the heads up! I love the National Gallery's shows.

Incidentally, I also love the Kasteel Rouge at Brasserie Beck. Is that the cherry lambic you had? :)

Ms. Cavanaugh said...

It's actually the St. Louis Premium Kriek, but the cherry lambic is amazing too!

bioephemera said...

I must try the Kriek, then. I love how easy it is (relatively) to find lambic, framboise, etc. in DC. thanks!