04 août 2014

Japanese "Still life" color woodcuts of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Wind Flowers in a porcelain bowl, Yashima Gakutei, Rokujuen, 1810 - 1819, color woodcut; line block in black with color blocks; metal pigments, h 211mm × 186mm. Bequest of JA Bierens de Haan, Amsterdam,  1958. RP-P-1958-422. The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. © The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. A lacquered bowl, Kubota Shunman, Shukumendô, c. 1810 - c. 1820, color woodcut; embossing; line block in black with color blocks; metal pigments, h 214mm × 186mm. color... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2014

Back on René Lalique Art Nouveau's jewelry sold at Christie's, 15 October 2002, New York

An exquisite Art Nouveau glass, enamel and baroque pearl "Salomé" brooch, by René Lalique. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The shield-shaped plaque centering upon a sculpted and carved iridescent greenish-blue glass maiden with flowing draped fabric, backed by a gold panel, within a graduated blue cloisonné and iridescent plique-à-jour enameled twin serpent frame, suspending a baroque pearl, mounted in gold, circa 1904-1905. Signed Lalique for René Lalique. The pearl has not been tested for natural origin. Estimate $80,000 -... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2014

Greenwich Collects: Wyeth, Italian Renaissance Drawings, Chinese Antiquities at Bruce Museum

Jacopo Ligozzi (Italian, 1547–1627), Head of a Woman with Elaborate Headdress. From the collection of Helen-Mae and Seymour Askin. Greenwich, CT - Greenwich is fortunate to be the one of the most active centers for the private collecting of art in the country, indeed in the world. This show serves to illustrate the diversity of three local collections. Although only a selection of a portion of their holdings, the works on view speak to the remarkable level of quality achieved and the connoisseurship their... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2014

Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt’s Amarna Period

Nose and lips of Akhenaten. Indurated limestone, 8.1 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm, about 1345-1335 B.C. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. OXFORD.- Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The name of the ‘boy king’ is now synonymous with the glories of ancient Egypt and the spectacular contents of his tomb continue to enthral the public and scholars alike. The Ashmolean’s summer exhibition displays objects from ancient... [Lire la suite]
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