Portrait Exhibition at The Clark

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on December 4, 2010

From The Clark:

Eye to Eye: European Portraits, 1450-1850
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 16 January — 27 March 2011

For centuries, portraiture has captured the imagination of artists and viewers, not to say the sitters themselves. What makes a successful portrait? An accurate likeness, an indication of the sitter’s character or social status, or simply a fabulously made work of art?

Eye to Eye explores these questions through the presentation of an extraordinary collection of master portraits, dating from the late fifteenth century to the early nineteenth century, and featuring little-known paintings by Memling, Cranach, Parmigianino, Ribera, Rubens, Van Dyck, Greuze, and David, among others. This exhibition will be shown exclusively at the Clark.

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