18 avril 2008

Il y avait 110 ans, disparaissait Gustve Moreau

Gustave Moreau (April 6, 1826 – April 18, 1898) was a French Symbolist painter. He was born and died in Paris. Moreau's main focus was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter of literary ideas rather than visual images, he appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists, who saw him as a precursor to their movement. His father, Louis Jean Marie Moreau, was an architect, who recognized his talent. His mother was Adele Pauline des Moutiers. Moreau studied under François-Édouard... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

Paolo Caliari, il Veronese Verona 1528-1588 Venice - Allegory of the City of Venice adoring the Madonna and Child

Paolo Caliari, il Veronese Verona 1528-1588 Venice - Allegory of the City of Venice adoring the Madonna and Child oil on canvas, a lunette, with corners made up - 40½ x 50¾ in. 103 x 139 cm. Price Realized: $2,505,000 Provenance: Officio dei Sopradazi, Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, Venice.Signor Gaspare Graglietto, Venice.Sir David Wilkie, R.A.; sale, London, June 1848, lot 183.William Forward, Count of Wicklow, Ireland.Lady Milford; Christie's, London, 28 July 1909, lot 152.Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 November 1911,... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem Haarlem 1562-1638 - Hercules and Achelous

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem Haarlem 1562-1638 - Hercules and Achelous signed and dated 'AO 90 CCornely H fe'  - oil on canvas - 75 5/8 x 96 in. 192 x 244 cm. Price Realized: $8,105,000 Provenance: (Probably) Jacob Rauwert collection, Amsterdam, by descent to his son Claes; sale, Amsterdam, 28 August 1612 as '1 doeck Hercules' (to Hendrick van Os).(Probably) inventory of the estate of Herman Becker, Amsterdam, 19 October 1678, fol. 285v: 'In de sal naest het voorhuijs: Een hercules van Mr. Corn[elis] van... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

Attributed to Paolo Caliari, il Veronese Verona 1528-1588 Venice - Portrait of a gentleman, seated three-quarter length

Attributed to Paolo Caliari, il Veronese Verona 1528-1588 Venice - Portrait of a gentleman, seated three-quarter length oil on canvas - 53 x 38¾ in. 134.6 x 98.4 cm. Price Realized: $49,000 Provenance: with Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London.with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1927.Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.Recovered by the Allies, 1945.in the custody of the Dutch Government.Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker. Literature: D. Hadeln, Burlington Magazine, November 1924, p. 211,... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

William James, English active 18th Century - The Bucintoro returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, Venice

William James, English active 18th Century - The Bucintoro returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, Venice oil on canvas - 30 1/8 x 49 7/8 in. 76.5 x 126.5 cm. Price Realized: $325,000 Notes: The present composition is based on a work by Canaletto formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Walpole that was recorded hanging at Downing Street in 1736 and later in the collection of Sampson Gideon. CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK, ROCKEFELLER PLAZA. 15 APRIL 2008. IMPORTANT OLD MASTER PAINTINGS
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18 avril 2008

Michele Marieschi Venice 1696-1743 - A stonemason's yard on the Grand Canal, Venice, with a view of the Palazzo Ca'Tron, etc.

Michele Marieschi Venice 1696-1743 - A stonemason's yard on the Grand Canal, Venice, with a view of the Palazzo Ca'Tron, the Palazzo Belloni Battagia, the Fondaco del Megio and the Fondaco dei Turchi; and The Ducal Palace with the Campanile, the Libreria and Santa Maria della Salute beyond oil on canvas - 21 5/8 x 28 5/8 in. 54.9 x 72.7 cm. a pair (2) - Price Realized: $3,401,000 Provenance: Sir John Brownlow, Bt., 1st Viscount Tyrconnel (1690-1754), Arlington Street, St. James's, London, by 1738.His sister and heiress,... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

Simon Renard de Saint-André Paris 1613-1677 - A vanitas still life

Simon Renard de Saint-André Paris 1613-1677 - A vanitas still life oil on canvas - 21½ x 17¾ in. 54.5 x 45 cm. Price Realized: $73,000 Notes: Simon Renard de Saint-André, whose compositions are often confused with those by N.L. Peschier, was originally trained as a portrait painter, yet his particular talent was clearly for still lifes. He appears to have been influenced by his successful contemporaries Jacques Linard and Sebastien Stoskopff, and he was remarkably consistent in his use of motifs, including the skull, the... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

Follower of Georg Flegel - A façon de venise, a bowl of strawberries, a blue tit, a pomegranate, cherries, other fruits and waln

Follower of Georg Flegel - A façon de venise, a bowl of strawberries, a blue tit, a pomegranate, cherries, other fruits and walnuts on a table with signature and date 'De Heem 1672' (lower right) - oil on panel - 10 5/8 x 7¼ in. 27 x 18.4 cm. - Price Realized: $91,000 Notes: This anonymous artist's precise and descriptive drawing of the still life elements reflects an early seventeenth century interest in scientific observation and classification; indeed, Flegel himself produced numerous intricate watercolor studies of... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

Riccardo Tisci présidera le jury mode de la 23ème édition du Festival International de Mode et de Photographie de Hyères

Pour la 23ème édition du Festival International de Mode et de Photographie de Hyères, Riccardo Tisci, le directeur artistique de la maison Givenchy, présidera le jury mode. Avant lui, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Martine Sitbon, Véronique Leroy ou Helmut Lang avaient tenu ce rôle lors des éditions précédentes. Du 25 au 28 avril prochains, la Villa Noailles accueillera une dizaine de créateurs de mode et photographes. Cet événement, dirigé par Jean-Pierre Blanc, a pour but de faire connaître au grand public les jeunes... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2008

fashion156: Jeune homme en lunettes de soleil Raf Simons

Scarf by Engineered Garments at Start, available @ www.start-london.com . Sunglasses by Raf Simons in collaboration with Linda Farrow, available @ www.lindafarrowvintage.com (© fashion156.com 2006 - All images copyright their respective owners)
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