The brilliantly colored and highly sensual works by Utrecht master Joachim Wtewael are being showcased in the artist’s first monographic exhibition, from June 28 through October 4, 2015, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638) includes nearly 50 of his finest paintings on canvas, copper, and panel, as well as selected drawings. Ranging from portraits and moralizing biblical scenes to witty mythological compositions, these works underscore the artist’s reputation as a remarkable storyteller. ‘Wtewael was one of the most important Dutch artists at the turn of the 17th century, but unlike some of his contemporaries—Hendrick Goltzius, Abraham Bloemaert, and Cornelis van Haarlem—Wtewael has not been the

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