01 octobre 2013

The Anatomy Lesson: From Rembrandt to Damien Hirst at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Jan Deijman (fragment), 1656, oil on canvas, 113 x 135 cm, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam. (Photo: Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam) THE HAGUE - Human anatomy is a subject of inexhaustible interest not only to science, but also to art. For centuries, the human body and its dissection have been popular subjects among artists. Driven by their fascination with the human body and the thirst for knowledge, people knew that it was only by actually looking inside the body that they would... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2013

Chinese buyers cast nets for important and rare Ming fish bowl at Bonhams

An important and extremely rare wucai fish bowl, Longqing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams LONDON - An important and extremely rare wucai fish bowl decorated with a bird theme – mandarin ducks, geese, swallows and crested egrets in the rippling waters of a lake - is estimated to sell for £500,000 to £800,000 at Bonhams sale of Fine Chinese Art in London on November 7. The fish bowl – used as a magnificent vessel for keeping fish in the Imperial Court - is particularly important as it is one of only six known to... [Lire la suite]