Just got back from the press preview of Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: Charles IV of Spain, Patron and Collector at the Meadows Museum. The exhibit has some very beautiful and elegant tapestries, paintings, sculptures, tables, chairs and more. You are really going to like what you see. Royal Splendor opens to the public on Sunday, March 7, 2010. See you there!
The Gallery of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (1761) by Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765) is a quintessential painting that finds its way into every art history class and textbook. Paintings like The Gallery always bring a smile to my eyes when I see one of these gems in person.
A more in-depth review of Royal Splendor is coming soon. Stay tuned.