America’s leading review of the arts and intellectual life
On "Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision” at The Courtauld Gallery, London.
was right!Support The
Peter Lely is best known as the principal painter to Charles II after Charles was restored to the British throne in 1660; he is remembered as the great depicter of the debauched and glamorous Restoration court. Lely specialized in portraits of courtiers and of the beautiful women at court, including the king’s numerous mistresses. He had come to England, however, from the Netherlands twenty years earlier in 1641. It was the year Van Dyck died, which left a space for an aspiring portrait painter. Lely had a successful career as an artist before and during the English Civil War and at the time of the republican ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 31 January 2013, on page 58
Copyright © 2015 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Exhibition-note-7529
E-mail to friend
On “Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray” at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
On "Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne” at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
by Karen Wilkin
On “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
by Mario Naves
On "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
by James Panero
On “Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
September 29 2015
Friends and Young Friends Event: Book Launch Party with Peter Pettus
October 02 2015
Friends and Young Friends Event: "The Corruption of our Political Institutions," a symposium
The Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"
Aug 31, 2015 12:50 PM