The Ringling Museum of Arts is located on the West coast of Florida in the town of Sarasota. I have visited the museum few years ago but haven’t had a chance to share photos from that visit until recently a friend and I had a lively discussion on Pre-Raphaelite artists and their paintings during our break from work. I have mentioned to her that in that trip, I saw two paintings belonging to brushes of Pre-Raphaelite artists and promised to find the photos so both of us can appreciate them; it happened that the museum’s photos had been lost in-between thousands of photographs saved on numerous flashcards, computers, and hard drives (I can get incredibly messy and unorganized with my files sometimes!). I spent the whole evening looking for those photos and finally, when there was no hope anymore, I have found them! And I must share them with you.
The museum was designed by architect John H. Phillips in 1925 and construction was finished in 1928. The below photos are of the internal yard dividing the museum in two parts.
Below, are two tapestries by Peter Paul Rubens. They are huge.
“The Triumph of Divine Love” (1625).
“The Virgin and Child in Majesty with Saints Quentin and Placidus” by Domenico Puligo (c.1521-1522)
“La Sultana Rossa” by Titian (1550s)
Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aeist, Triptych: “Christ Arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane” (left wing), “The Annunciate Virgin” (left wing verso), “The Adoration of the Magi” (center), “Christ Carrying the Cross” (right wing), “The Angel of the Annunciation” (right wing verso) (c.1520)
“Pausias and Glycera” by Paul Rubens (1612-1615)
“The Departure of Lot and His Family from Sodom” by Peter Paul Rubens (c.1613-1615).
“Philip IV, King of Spain” by Diego Velazquez (c.1625-1628)
“Saint Paul” by El Greco (c.1605).
“Roman Courtship” by Sir William Ernest Reynolds-Stephens (c.1900).
The Sirens (Les femmes chasseresses) by Edward Burne-Jones (c.1891-1898)