18 mai 2009

'"Lucas Cranach in Bremen" @ The Paula Modersohn Becker Museum

Restorer Angelika Hoffmeister places the portrait of Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora (r) beside her husband's, made by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach at Kunstsammlung Boettcherstrasse in Bremen, Germany.  Photo: EPA/Ingo Wagner. BREMEN, GERMANY.- The Paula Modersohn Becker Museum in Bremen opened the exhibition "Lucas Cranach in Bremen" which runs through August 23. As the leading member of a German family of artists, Lucas Cranach was a painter, printmaker and book illustrator with a most... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2009

La citation du jour : Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix, d'après un daguerréotype, 1842 © BnF "La couleur est par excellence la partie de l'art qui détient le don magique. Alors que le sujet, la forme, la ligne s'adressent d'abord à la pensée, la couleu n'a aucun sens pour l'intelligence, mais elle a tous les pouvoirs sur la sensibilité." Eugène Delacroix (Extrait de Journal)
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18 mai 2009

Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring

Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring The fancy intense yellow round-cornered square mixed-cut diamond weighing 31.06 carats, set between triangular diamond shoulders, mounted in yellow gold, size 54. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2105595081 stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow, Natural Colour, VS2 Clarity. Est. 290,000—400,000 CHF. Lot Sold 554,500 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

An ochre-ground green-glazed flattened pear-shaped vase, Kangxi

An ochre-ground green-glazed flattened pear-shaped vase, Kangxi Of elegant slender form rising to the flared rectangular rim, moulded on both sides with a peach-shaped panel finely incised around the edges, with a pair of green-glazed elephant handles, the green running over the shoulders, supported on a rectangular foot, all covered except for the handles with a rich amber glaze pooling at the base to a darker honey tone, the base with green glaze. 25.7cm (10in) high. Sold for £3,600 Provenance: purchased from... [Lire la suite]