“Pleasure and Piety”: The Art of Joachim Wtewael in Houston
A remarkable storyteller, Mannerist painter Joachim Wtewael depicted risqué mythological scenes and moralizing biblical tales with equal ease. He was a virtuoso draftsman and a brilliant colorist, as adept at working on monumental canvases as small copperplates. Wtewael (1566–1638) could paint from the imagination and from life, creating striking portraits of family members and introducing naturalistic still lifes into many of his narrative compositions. Join this 45-minute tour and discover why Pleasure and Piety restores Wtewael to his rightful place among the great masters of the Dutch Golden Age.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes—trust us, we know. But the Heights at Park Row in Houston, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, Texas 77265