I still have some complaints concerning the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston but the Venetion show (Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese) was breathtaking. I doubt that there will ever be such a fine show in the U.S. again.
I thought that perhaps it was going to be one of those exhibitions with a grand title and then turn out to have a painting or two by those featured and then have a lot of "filler" with painters of lesser quality or perhaps many drawings and prints. But no!!! There were rooms full of many of their best works. A great show.
Forgive my baseball analogy but.....I'm thinking of the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox and I think this show puts Boston one up on New York in the arena of aesthetics and culture. At least for this year.
Still, the museum remains ill advised to hang 16th century paintings so badly in one of their main galleries. The reflective daylight on the high paintings (paintings are stacked) makes them impossible to see. Then, throughout the rest of the museum, the lights are far too low. I cannot believe that the paintings they may be trying to protect are at the risk they seem to believe they are due to too much light. At least the Impressionists are resonalbly illuminated but elsewhere the galleries are dismal and therefore the artists are greatly mistreated.
By the way, there were two great Giovanni Bellinis in the show as a bonus.
And this Titian from the Prado that I've posted before.