29 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (1)

Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 18.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 25. Lady Lever Art Gallery. Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations. Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port Sunlight... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2010

"Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532). Portrait of a Man (Jan Jacobsz. Snoeck?), ca. 1530. National Gallery of Art, Washington The first major exhibition in forty-five years devoted to the Burgundian Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532) brings together Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints and places them in the context of the art and artists that influenced his transformation from Late Gothic Mannerism to the new Renaissance mode. Gossart was among the first northern artists to travel to Rome to make... [Lire la suite]