Splendor in the Bass: The Portraits

Bass Museum of Art. From May 2nd through Oct 19th, 2008.Bass Museum of Art. Miami MuseumsThe Taplin Gallery's Henri and Flore Lesieur Pavilion at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach currently holding the exhibition Splendor in the Bass: The Portraits starting May 2nd, 2008. This installation highlights aspects of the original John and Johanna Bass founding donation to the museum, and features traditional portraiture from the past five centuries.

Works include seventeenth century Italian, Flemish and Dutch examples by painters such as Anthony van Dyck, Michiel van Musscher, as well as seventeenth and eighteenth century French court portraiture by Jean-Baptiste van Loo and Hyacinthe Rigaud.

British portraits in the Grand Manner are represented by Benjamin West, George Romney and John Hoppner. Concurrent with Robert Wilson's innovative twenty-first century video portraits, Splendor in the Bass: The Portraits provides ample opportunity for compelling comparisons of the history of portraiture in the Western world.

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