Mar 2, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016
VAN DYCK—THE ANATOMY OF PORTRAITURE
Olomouc Bishop Karel from Lichtenstein–Castelcorna played a pivotal role in the history of Diocese and central Europe. He stabilized the arch diocese destroyed by the 40 year war and he became the founder of an impressive art collection. In March 2016 two important pieces from this collection, bought by the Bishop in 1673, will be shown in New York.
Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture in The Frick Collection, will introduce the canvas by Anthonis van Dyck, English King Charles I. and His Wife Henrietta Maria
Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in London. Van Dyck’s supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life — whether real or imagined — made him the favorite portraitist of many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century.
This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized on Van Dyck’s activity and process as a portraitist and the first major exhibition on the artist to be held in the United States in over twenty years. Through approximately one hundred works, the exhibition explores the astounding versatility and inventiveness of a portrait specialist, the stylistic development of a draftsman and painter, and the efficiency and genius of an artist in action.
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street New York, NYC
From: Mar 2, 2016
To: Jun 5, 2016
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event