The outstanding contributions to the field of art history and Old Master paintings by Dr. David Rosand (1938-2014) cannot be understated. In his honor, the Otto Naumann Gallery will be filled once more with a breathtaking array of Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo paintings, many of which have never been exhibited publicly.
Dr. David Rosand’s name will surely live among the pantheon of Renaissance art historians. The accomplishments of this graduate and distinguished professor at Columbia University range from his establishment of Casa Muraro —Columbia’s residence and study center in Venice — to numerous formative publications and awards.
In honor of the late scholar, Otto Naumann and Robert Simon (also Columbia alumni in art history) are delighted to announce the opening of “In Light of Venice” on January 11 at Naumann’s New York City Gallery. The exhibition will feature more than 30 important works from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods. In addition to showcasing gorgeous Old Master paintings — many of which will be available for purchase — a portion of the sales will benefit the David Rosand Tribute Fund at Columbia, which was formed to help sustain professorship in Italian Renaissance art history. The fund also supports other programs in Venetian studies and art historical scholarship at Columbia.
Via the event press release, Simon noted that “with the establishment of the Rosand Professorship in the Italian Renaissance, the subject is insured to be taught in perpetuity by distinguished scholars.” Naumann adds, “The exhibition demonstrates that important works by some of the greatest masters of the period are still on the market and many are certain to find homes in private collections, as well as in museums.”
Featured artists include Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Palma il Vecchio, Titian, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, and Jacopo Bassano.
“In Light of Venice” opens on January 11 and will hang through February 12. To learn more, visit Otto Naumann, Ltd.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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