Thomas Jefferson Portrait by Mather Brown
Mather Brown (1761−1831), “Thomas Jefferson,” 1786, oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 28 1/2 in., National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

The Chrysler Museum of Art has organized the exhibition “Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles and the Conflict of Ideals.”

Norfolk, Virginia   |   |   through January 19

In addition to his political achievements, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was the young American republic’s leading architectural thinker, conveying ideals of liberty even as slaves constructed his designs.

His evolution is traced through nearly 130 objects, including models, books, paintings, drawings, photographs, and architectural elements.

The Chrysler has collaborated with the Palladio Museum in Italy, which has loaned 14 models, including ten of Jefferson’s buildings and four of buildings by Andrea Palladio (1508–1580).

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  1. Really great works of art . After a 45 year hiatus I decided to learn (,self taught in sketching , watercolors , wood sculpture and bas’ reliefs, etching and scrimshawing and many other ways of expressing myself) to teach myself how to paint with acrylics. I bought brushes ,paint & canvass panels etc.,etc. and then I created my 1st surrealist self portrait and followed up on three more surrealist paintings (they didn’t stack up to my consciousness) so now I’m trying to do portraits from photo’s and have achieved a better understanding of HOW to paint. My goal is to someday have my very own show at a gallery . I’m 68 years young now and boy do I have a lot of self taught learning to do . I currently spend four to six hours a day and it’s a real challenging thing to do. ” Keep on keeping on” is my new mantra.I’ve come far but not nearly enough distance to my self criticism. I can hardly wait to see your publications.


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