Alain.R.Truong

29 mars 2015

The San Diego Museum of Art welcomes two new exhibitions

Hendrick Goltzius and Bartholomeus Spranger, Wedding of Cupid and Psyche, 1587

Hendrick Goltzius and Bartholomeus Spranger, Wedding of Cupid and Psyche, 1587. Engraving (3 plates). Collection of Norman Leitman. San Diego Museum of Art.

SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art announces the opening of two exhibitions, Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology and the Birth of the Baroque and Lalla Essaydi: Photographs, 2005–13. From Old Master engravings that modernized printmaking to contemporary photographs that challenge the representation of women, works from these exhibitions will highlight and be placed in the context of The San Diego Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection starting late March 2015. 

Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology and the Birth of the Baroque 
Featuring more than 70 exquisite engravings produced in Northern Europe and Italy in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, this exhibition features prints by leading artists of the era including Hendrick Goltzius, Jacob Matham and Albrecht Dürer. Produced with visually stunning and highly developed techniques, each print features imagery that revolves around the mythology of classical antiquity and the romantic entanglements of the gods and goddesses of the Greek and Roman pantheons.

Hendrick Goltzius, Neptune

Hendrick Goltzius, Neptune. Engraving, ca. 1592. Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler, 2004.112San Diego Museum of Art.

The subject matter of these works often served a moralizing and instructive purpose, as the gods served as examples for mortals, demonstrating the significance of mythology during that time period. The images were also meant to entertain and amuse the public through comical, erotic and satirical representations of the norms and ideals of society. 

 

Printmaking became a highly used medium for artists in the late 16th century because its portability and mass-production offered the rare opportunity to reach a broad audience. Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology and the Birth of the Baroque explores these creative achievements and what led to the development of the Baroque Age in Northern Europe. 

 

The exhibition is composed primarily of works from The San Diego Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, home to a high-quality printmaking collection. Strategic loans from other California collections come from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum and University of San Diego. 

Curated by Michael Brown, Ph.D., Associate Curator of European Art, Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology and the Birth of the Baroque will be on view at The San Diego Museum of Art from March 28 to June 30, 2015.

 

 


Cassowary

Cassowary

The Cassowary are ratites, large flightless birds, native to New Guinea & Northeast Australia.

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Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus)

Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus)

The Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), also known as the Hawk-headed Parrot, is an unusual New World parrot hailing from the Amazon Rainforest. Photo by Dennis Avon

Tibetan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus)

Tibetan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus) - Adult male;Thrumshingla National Park, Bhutan

Tibetan Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus) - Adult male; Thrumshingla National Park, Bhutan

Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata). Tikal National Park, Guatemala



New Zealand Kea by Ed Janwattana

New Zealand Kea by Ed Janwattana

New Zealand Kea by Ed Janwattana

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A Jizhou leaf-decorated black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

A Jizhou leaf-decorated black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

A Jizhou leaf-decorated black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279) 2

A Jizhou leaf-decorated black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279) 3

A Jizhou leaf-decorated black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,000,000 ($103,635 - $129,544). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The well potted bowl with rounded sides is covered inside and out with a dark brown glaze. It is further decorated to the interior with a delicate leaf of yellowish-buff and pale brown colour. The glaze ends irregularly in a line above the foot exposing the buff stoneware body. 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) diam., box 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG COLLECTION, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

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A Northern black-glazed pear-shaped vase, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

A Northern black-glazed pear-shaped vase, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

A Northern black-glazed pear-shaped vase, Song Dynasty (960-1279)Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$500,000($51,817 - $64,772). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The pear-shaped body rises to a flaring rim and is covered overall with a lustrous black glaze ending at the slightly splayed foot to expose the granular buff ware. 11 3/4 in. (30 cm.) high 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE YAOGUSHANFANG COLLECTION, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

Emerald and Diamond Ring

Emerald and Diamond Ring

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5.63 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond RingEstimate 2,200,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (247,848 - 281,645 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

Centring on a step-cut emerald weighing 5.63 carats, flanked on each side by a trapezoid mixed-cut diamond together weighing 1.43 carats, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 5¾

Accompanied by SSEF and Gübelin reports numbered 75632 and 14071131 respectively, stating that the 5.63 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity modification. Also accompanied by GIA reports numbered 2115950002 and 2115950000, stating that the 0.73 and 0.70 carat diamonds are E and F colour, VS2 and VVS2 clarity respectively.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2015, 01:00 PM

 

Emerald and Diamond Necklace, Boucheron, Circa 1930s

Emerald and Diamond Necklace, Boucheron, Circa 1930s

Emerald and Diamond Necklace, Boucheron, Circa 1930sEstimate 2,500,000 — 3,200,000 HKD (281,645 - 360,506 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

Designed as a supple openwork collar, set with numerous brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 40.00 carats, the centre highlighted by a briolette emerald weighing 65.33 carats, mounted in platinum, signed Boucheron Paris, length approximately 355mm, one tiny diamond deficient.

Accompanied by Gübelin report numbered 12067095, dated 25 June 2012, stating that the 65.33 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2015, 01:00 PM



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