European Art

The Blanton’s collection of European art includes paintings from about 1350 to 1850, as well as pottery and sculpture from ancient Greece and Rome. Rich in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, the collection boasts works by major painters including Sebastiano del Piombo, Jacopo Bassano, Paolo Veronese, Parmigianino, Guercino, and Tiepolo. Of particular importance is the group of seven paintings by Luca Cambiaso, the most influential artist in sixteenth-century Genoa. Seventeenth-century French paintings by Claude Lorrain, Simon Vouet, and Claude Vignon, as well as an early work by Peter Paul Rubens, exemplify the active reception and interpretation of the Italian Baroque by artists from other parts of Europe. With the renowned Suida-Manning Collection at its core, augmented by generous gifts and strategic purchases, the Blanton’s collection offers an in-depth view of the development of European art through visually arresting and thought provoking works.