Cocktails with a Curator (Hardcover)

Cocktails with a Curator By Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng (With), Giulio Dalvit (With), Simon Schama (Foreword by), Luis Serrano (Illustrator) Cover Image

Cocktails with a Curator (Hardcover)

By Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng (With), Giulio Dalvit (With), Simon Schama (Foreword by), Luis Serrano (Illustrator)


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Join the curators of the Frick as they present engaging histories of works of art paired with creatively inspired cocktails—a crash course in art history and a delightful introduction to the treasures of the esteemed New York collection.

Based on the critically acclaimed video series of the same name, Cocktails with a Curator is a collection of lively and informative essays. Paintings, sculpture, furniture, and porcelain—from medieval times through the glorious Renaissance to the early twentieth century—are discussed for their exemplary status. The creators are some of the greatest artists and include Rembrandt, Vermeer, Whistler, Manet, Velázquez, and Veronese, and the stories (of both artists and subjects) are tantalizing. Cocktails, with recipes, are thematically paired with the works: a Jaded Countess (absinthe, vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup) with Ingres’s portrait Comtesse d’Haussonville; a classic Pimm’s Cup with Gainsborough’s depiction of English beauty Grace Dalrymple Elliott; and a Bloody Mary (named after the last Catholic regnant queen of England) with Holbein’s painting of Sir Thomas More, who opposed the Reformation of Mary’s father, Henry VIII. The perfect addition to any art connoisseur’s library, this book is an innovative and intoxicating way to enjoy the treasures of a world-renowned art collection.
Xavier F. Salomon is Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection. Aimee Ng is a Curator at the Frick. Giulio Dalvit is Assistant Curator of Sculpture at the Frick. Simon Schama is an English art historian, professor, and documentarian. Luis Serrano is a Spanish artist.
Product Details ISBN: 9780847872466
ISBN-10: 0847872467
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English