VISUAL ARTS MINNEAPOLIS January — May
VISUAL ARTS BOSTON June — October
THE BEAUTIFUL BRAIN
SPLENDOR, MYTH AND VISION: NUDES FROM THE PRADO
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, considered the father of modern neuroscience, was also an exceptional artist. Cajal devoted his life to the study of the microanatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His theory that the brain is composed of individual cells rather than a tangled single web is the basis of neuroscience today. He drew the brain in a way that provided a clarity exceeding that achieved by photographs. He combined scientific and artistic skills to produce drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities. The drawings that Cajal made are not only landmarks of science but also of the art of drawing and the exploration of human nature.
The Clark is the exclusive venue for Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, featuring 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. 24 of the paintings have never before been shown in America. The works presented in the exhibition are among the finest of the Prado’s unparalleled holdings, selected not only for their relationship to the exhibition’s themes, but also for their beauty and historical significance. Included in this sensuous exhibition are major paintings by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacopo Tintoretto, Diego Velázquez, Jan Brueghel, Guercino, Nicholas Poussin, Luca Giordano, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera and others.
January 28, 2017 — May 15, 2017
June 11 — October 10
Weisman Art Museum University of Minnesota 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN INFO
Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA Fundación Cajal. Madrid
enus with an Organist V and Cupid © Photographic Archive. Museo Nacional del Prado