Bronzes from the Hill Collection at the Frick – New York

Bronzes from the Hill Collection at the Frick – New YorkBronzes from the Hill Collection at the Frick – New YorkBronzes from the Hill Collection at the Frick – New York

January 28, 2014 through June 15, 2014

– “Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection,” offers the rare opportunity to view thirty-three bronze statuettes from a distinguished private collection, which have never before been publically displayed as a group. Created by masters of the Italian, French, German and Dutch schools such as Giambologna, François Girardon, Caspar Gras, Hubert Le Sueur, Hans Reichle, Andrea Riccio, Gianfrancesco Susini, Ferdinando Taca and Adriaen de Vries  the bronzes which range in theme from the animal to the human and the divine to the mythological including depictions of Christ, pagan gods and secular rulers are shown freestanding and without glass cases affording visitors  an exceptional chance to appreciate the sculptures up close and with the same intimacy that their original patrons and collectors enjoyed. Presented in three installations, each of which reflects an aspect of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hills’ collecting sensibility, in one gallery, larger bronzes are juxtaposed with Hill collection paintings by Cy Twombly and Ed Ruscha creating a dialogue between the modern paintings and centuries old pieces that is particularly prized by the collectors and in the manner they present the works in their private home. Another gallery is devoted solely to the statuette, from its classical revival in Renaissance Italy to its flowering in France under Louis XIV while upstairs in the museum’s Cabinet Room, religious sculptures are displayed in concert with Old Master paintings from the Frick permanent collection. Among the outstanding achievements on view are the, “Venus Astronomy,” the, “Bull,” and the, “Pacing Horse,” all created by Giambologna in the early 1570s, “Rape of a Sabine,” from 1585, “Hercules Slaying a Centaur,” from 1600 and the, “Sleeping Venus,” from 1600 all by Susini, Taca’s, “Ceres and Bacchus,” from 1635, Le Sueur’s, “Venus,” from 1641 and Girardon’s companion pieces, “Reclining Venus,” and “Sleeping Hemaphrodite,” both from 1699.

 

“Sleeping Hemaphrodite” (1699) - Girardon

“Sleeping Hemaphrodite” (1699) – Girardon

“Sleeping Venus” (1600) - Susini

“Sleeping Venus” (1600) – Susini

"Bull" (1570) - Giambologna

“Bull” (1570) – Giambologna

 

Official Exhibition Site

 

FRICK COLLECTION

 1 East 70th Street

New York, NY  10021

212-288-0700

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

OPEN SUNDAY FROM 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$20 FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$15 FOR A SENIOR TICKET.

$10 FOR A STUDENT TICKET.

PAY WHAT YOU WISH EVERY SUNDAY BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AND THE AUDIO GUIDE ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.

NO ONLINE TICKETING AVAILABLE. PURCHASE TICKETS IN PERSON ONLY.

REGRETTABLY, CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE ARE NOT ADMITTED TO THE COLLECTION.

 

 

 

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