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San Diego Art Museum: Cranach to Canaletto, Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation in Toulouse

Andrea Previtali, Portrait of Young Man with black hat oil on panel

Built by Argentina-born French collector and Harvard-trained scholar Georges Bemberg, the collections ranges from Venetian portraits and view paintings to masterworks of the German and French Renaissance. Georges Bemberg went on to build his collection over the years. First in New York, then in Paris after the war, he acquainted himself with the art market, attending art sales. At the end of the 1980s, eager to ensure the future of his collection, Georges Bemberg decided to create the Foundation with the sole means of preserving his collection in its entirety.

Organized by the Bemberg Foundation, based at the historic Hôtel d’Assézat in Toulouse, the exhibition features over 75 works produced between approximately 1500 and 1800. Artists represented in the Foundation’s collection include the Venetian painters Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, Canaletto, Tiepolo and Longhi; French artists Clouet, Nattier, Boucher, and Vigée-Lebrun; and Flemish and Dutch painters Brueghel, Van Goyen, and Van Dyck. Five Lucas Cranach paintings attest to Bemberg’s appreciation of this seminal figure of the German Renaissance.

The exhibition is divided into sections exploring themes of portraiture, landscape, mythology, and domestic environments (subdivided into “Outdoor Pursuits” and “Interiors and Intrigue”). Along the way, issues of perceived beauty, romance, realism, and faith are considered.

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