Tag Archives: Venice

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto at the Met

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto:  North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was truly a connoisseur’s exhibition (closed the 3rd September).  This was true not just for the choice works, the generally superb condition of these old masters or the occasional esoteric offering (Vincenzo Foppa, Bergognone, or Bartolomeo Montagna), […]

I due Foscari at L.A. Opera through the 9th October

There will be Verdi…a lot of Verdi…this season. In celebration of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth in 1813, Los Angeles Opera brings us the rarely performed I due Foscari (The Two Foscari, 1844). The libretto is based on Lord Byron’s play of 1821, which in turn is predicated on actual events and characters from 15th-century […]

Hans Memling at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, until the 30th April 2012

By Richard P. Townsend Speaking of Choices, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena has one of the choicest collections—not just in Southern California or the West Coast—but anywhere in the United States. One immediately thinks of the amazing collection of Old Masters ranging from Giovanni di Paolo, Botticelli and Raphael to major examples by Poussin, […]