Courtesy of the mfa
Gerrit van Honthorst’s oil on canvas Triumph of the Winter Queen: Allegory of the Just (1636) was unveiled this Valentine’s Day for the 400th wedding anniversary of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick V, known as the “Winter King and Queen” due to their short reigns as monarchs of Bohemia.
The “Winter Queen” rides a chariot drawn by three lions, surrounded by her husband and thirteen children. Recently restored, the colossal 10-inch by 15-inch masterpiece is accompanied by a media presentation exploring the symbolic elements of the painting and the histories of the people it portrays.
On display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Loring Gallery, Feb. 14, 2013 – Jul. 21, 2013.
— Angelique Nehmzow
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Jazz vocalist Beth Logan Raffeld performs in Killian Hall Thursday evening as Keala Kaumeheiwa supplies the bass line. The Valentine’s Day jazz concert, sponsored by MIT Music and Theater Arts, also featured music professor John Harbison on the piano and wind ensemble director Fred Harris on the drums. In keeping with the holiday’s mood, the concert included sentimental jazz standards like “Taking a Chance on Love” and “My Romance.”