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FCA Curatorís Tour: Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein

  • 20 Aug 2013
  • The National Museum of Singapore
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Free for Members

This event is for Members only.

Don’t eat your sandwich in front of your computer but nourish your appetite for art !

Wong Hwei Lian, the curator of the exhibition will guide us through 500 years of the finest of European Art, including including Raphael, Brueghel, Hals, Rubens and van Dyck. Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtensteinfeatures an exquisite selection of 91 masterpieces including paintings, prints and engravings, tapestries, sculptures, and rare decorative art objects from the late 15th to mid-19th century in Europe. These works were chosen from the Liechtenstein Princely Collections, one of the world’s most important and comprehensive private art collections, and include masterpieces that have shaped the course of art history.

Through the exhibition, visitors will enjoy a panorama of rare European art and discover how power, politics, wealth and evolving tastes shape a collection. Highlighted works include the Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens (1611–1623) by Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens, the Portrait of Maria de Tassis (1611–1638) by Anthony van Dyck; Raphael’s Portrait of a Man and art objects such as Marsyas or St Sebastian by Andrea Mantegna and Pietra Dura Ornate Chest by the Workshop of Cosimo di Giovanni Castrucci and Giuliano di Piero Pandolfini.

Complementing the Princely Collection is a display of 16 oil paintings from the National Collection. These works draw links to portrait painting as an important representational mode in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Singapore. Featured in the paintings are monarchs, colonial governors and local pioneers such as Tan Jiak Kim, Sir Song Ong Siang and Singapore’s first President, Yusof Ishak.

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