In an effort to hone my own personal aesthetic, I’m constantly looking at fine art, architecture, and design; one of my greatest resources for this endeavor is The Frick. With its combined setting, exquisite interiors, and world class art exhibitions, the Frick never fails to engage my curiosity. Their latest exhibition, Rembrandt and His School; Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collection, is no exception. It’s a truly ravishing show representing Henry Clay Frick’s collection of important paintings, drawings, and etchings by the artist, his pupils, and followers, along with 66 works on paper by Rembrandt and his school on loan from the collection of Frits Lug.
As you may have gathered, I’m a bit fond of playing the dandy, and it’s clear our friend Rembrandt created many fanciful roles for his self-portraits as well: from prince, to nobleman, to courtier, to soldier. We were particularly taken with his etchings, Self-Portrait with Raised Sabre 1634, and his strangely contemporary and rather intense looking Self-Portrait, Frowning: Bust 1630 from the Lugt Collection—seems the master precursed our WIJW concept by several centuries. The question is WIRW?
Inspiring, entertaining and enlightening, this is one of those not to be missed exhibitions. The show runs through May 15, 2011.
Admiring the very elegant reception hall and the fantastic views of the Russell Page garden, I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Country Jacket” in a dark brown wide wool check, dark brown cotton corduroy pants, purple and brown silk polka dot pocket square and brown suede with brown crocodile cap toe shoes, purple and white stripe shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs by Gucci, Ralph Lauren brown silk satin tie and purple alligator belt with sterling buckle, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.