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Tintoretto at the National Gallery of Art

The Samuel Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art, and is distinguished for its abundance of Italian Renaissance paintings.
The Collection was donated to scores of regional and academic art museums throughout the United States between 1929-1961, with the single largest donation reserved for the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. | © Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York

Tintoretto | The Conversion of Saint Paul, 1544 | National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Van Gogh | La Mousmé, 1888 | The National Gallery of Art


The intention and determination that inform Van Gogh's🎨 art can be obscured by the sensational legends that have arisen about his life. The artist's correspondence, particularly frdeom his brief mature period of 1888-1890, contradicts popular lore and attests to the deliberateness, sensitivity, and integrity of his work.
On July 29, 1888, Van Gogh wrote his younger brother Theo, an art dealer in a Parisian gallery, that "if you know what a 'mousmé' is (you will know when you have read Loti's Madame Chrysanthème), I have just painted one. It took me a whole week...but I had to reserve my mental energy to do the mousmé well".