Tag Archives: European art

From the Collection– “A Roman Amateur” by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

On December 14, 1894, Frederick Layton, the Milwaukee meat packer and philanthropist who founded the Layton Art Gallery (the predecessor of the Milwaukee Art Museum), wrote a letter to Julius Gugler of the Milwaukee Art Association. Layton requested the organization … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Virgin and Child

Sometimes with the rush of the holiday season, it is nice to take a deep breath and spend some time on your own. In that spirit, I’d like to consider a small-scale stone relief Virgin and Child, ca. 1550.  You’ll … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Neapolitan crèche (Nativity scene)

[Again for the 2011 holiday season, the Milwaukee Art Museum is thrilled to display the beloved Neopolitan crèche. Visit the Museum soon to enjoy this tradition with your family–the Nativity Scene will be on view through January 2012. Re-posted below … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Girolamo Mengozzi’s “Architectural Fantasy with Figures”

I have always loved architecture. As a child, nothing excited me more than a big old Victorian farmhouse. Greek Revival, Carpenter Gothic, Second Empire, Queen Anne—I was probably one of the only Wisconsin middle-schoolers who knew the nuances of American … Continue reading

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Vive “Verve”

Imagine having your favorite artists, authors, philosophers and others ready at your beck and call for any project you desire. What would you have them do? Published by E. Tériade, “Verve: The French Review of Art” was a legendary quarterly … Continue reading

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