Ringling Museum

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The Ringling Museum of Art was worth the trip to Sarasota, Florida. At first I didn’t know what to expect, I thought it would be a boring museum of prints or a limited collection on display for a period of time; however, this was not the case. At first I didn’t put two and two together but upon arrival at the museum two plus two suddenly became four. John Ringling was co-founder and owner in 1884, along with his five brothers, of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Later in 1907 they acquired the Barnum & Bailey Show changing the name to the well-known Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus. John and his wife Mable accumulated a vast fortune not only through the Circus, but through real estate, and railroad deals. One of the real estate purchases he made was a 31 acre bay front estate in 1912 located in Sarasota, Florida were at the time only a single frame house stood. The purchase was originally made for a winter vacationing home for him and his wife. However, in 1924 he began construction of his mansion Ca d’Zan then in 1927 the Ringling Museum of Art and then later he added the winter quarters for the circus. Also during this time from about 1924 to 1931 John and his wife collected 600 pieces of various works of art Continue...


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This paper is 1,589 words in length. In its simplicity the blue cloak is warming and inviting and the painting is very harmonious. The Museum collection actually consist of over 10,000 various pieces of art work but because of limited space the museum cannot exhibit the full scope of the collection at one time. Veronese was a Renaissance painter and his real name was Paolo Calare he was named Veronese after his hometown of Verona, Italy. The youth is seen from the waist up sitting with his left should position at the edge of the painting. I recommend that you strongly suggest to all your students to visit the Ringling Museum of Art. Mary is cloaked in a blue robe breast feeding the baby Jesus. The 30 rooms are well decorated combining the taste and styles of the 1920"tms with the various artworks collected by the couple including a variety of beautiful tapestries, sliver and porcelain objects, furniture, and a grand marble deck leading out to the Sarasota bay. It is amazing to think one man and women could leave behind such an important historical landmark. Unfortunately six years after the opening of the museum John died in 1936 leaving this wonderful exhibit to the people of Florida. The youth does not appear to be enjoying his time as a young model. This painting shows the Holy Family resting on their way to Egypt. John and Mable new of the importance of exposing people to the artworks of the world and in 1930 the museum opened to the general public. Behind Joseph another angle is busy at work hanging clothes on a tree branch. His eyes didn"tmt seem to be position correctly they appear to be shifty and missed placed.