The Appleton Museum is proud to announce a glorious new exhibition due to run until June 2nd 2002: Splendours treasured 16th and 17th Century paintings from the collection of the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Art .
The assembled group of Dutch, Spanish, Flemish, French, British paintings features a painting by Peter Paul Rubens and Studio, a landscape by Salomon van Ruysdael, a beautiful peasant wedding by David Teniers II The Elder.
Splendours samples the Ringling's extensive Baroque collection, considered among the largest and finest in North America. Baroque art emerged as a product of the Catholic Counter Reformation in the 17th century. It is characterized, in part, by dynamic compositions that express movement and passion. Venetian painters, like Titian, who used colour and atmosphere as a means to convey meaning, influenced Baroque artists such as Rembrandt. Splendours is sure to be a beautiful, sumptuous exhibition of these important Baroque paintings, many rarely exhibited. For frequent visitors to the Appleton Museum of art, it will be a sensational companion exhibition to the topics raised by the Appleton Salon.