Sunday, January 10, 2018
Just another house in NYC, but now that the Frick's moved out it's a great place to sketch. An impressive abode with furniture still in place suggesting how they lived. Their art collection is incredible.
My two favorites - there in the living room are the Holbeins of More and Cromwell, almost glaring at each other. On the left Thomas More the humanist scholar, the Lord Chancellor of England and martyr saint for refusing to accept Henry’s break with the Catholic Church. Facing him on the right is Thomas Cromwell, one of the architects of England’s break with Rome, engineer of Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, and, eventually of More’s death.
If these two could only speak - the stories they'd tell (about each other)!
Another must see: Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, two recently conserved and rarely seen paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice, has made them difficult to study. See them this Sunday.
Where: 1 East 70th Street, at the northeast corner with Fifth Avenue.
When: Opens at 11 AM starts closing at 4:45. Feel free to come anytime you like. If you arrive late chat with the first person you see sketching it will be an Urban Sketcher.
Lunch: see notes below - no lunch planned.
Show and Tell - 3:00 PM The social part of our day will be at Match 65, 29 E 65th St, (212) 737-4400, where we will share drawings, good stories and a snack or refreshments if you're so inclined.
- No lunch. There's nothing nearby. Come well fed or bring a power bar to snack on.
- Technically they only permit pencil sketching. In the past this hasn't been enforced. Be polite to the guards and considerate to the other visitors and we should be alright.
- Stools seem to be okay if you don't block the flow.
- Admission: Adults - $22, Seniors $17 (65 and over), Students $12 (with valid identification)
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.
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