Learning to See: Rennaisance and Baroque Masterworks
Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection
by Judith W. Mann, curator of European art to 1800, and Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs
essays by Mark S. Weil; Phoebe Dent Weil; Elizabeth Wyckoff; and Judith W. Mann

From Rembrandt's masterful Hundred Guilder Print to a colossal marble portrait of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, "Learning to See" brings together prints, drawings, and sculptures that explore intellectual and spiritual currents of European culture in the 15th-17th centuries. Section topics include: Allegory and Myth; Devotion and Theatricality; Print Culture; Master Printmakers: Andrea Mantegna, Albrecht Durer, and Rembrandt van Rign; The Body, and Bronze and Clay. Prints and sculptures are presented together, uniting seemingly dissimilar works across time and techniques while exploring a variety of themes. Devotional works of art demonstrate the vital role that prints and sculpture played in the early modern church and the technical aspects involved in the sculpting of terracotta and bronze are discussed.

The exhibition and catalogue celebrates the promised gift to the Museum of over 150 works of art assembled by Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil, an art conservator and a professor of art history respectively. The collection reflects their passion and deep knowledge of European art of the 15th to 18th centuries. Featured are rare early Italian Renaissance engravings, extraordinary groups of prints by Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as fine examples of Renaissance terracottas and bronzes.

278 pages; 160 images; 8 1/2 x 11 inches
soft bound
Copyright 2017 Saint Louis Art Museum

Item #044844