31 décembre 2016

National Portrait Gallery to stage first major exhibition devoted entirely to Cézanne's portraits

Boy in a Red Waistcoat, 1888-90 by Paul Cézanne © National Gallery of Art, Washington. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1995.47.5 LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first exhibition devoted entirely to portraits by Paul Cézanne, it was announced today, Thursday 8 December 2016. This major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, will bring together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne's portraits from collections across the... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2016

National Gallery of Victoria to present "The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture"

Inside the ateliers of the House of Dior, 2012 © Pol Baril. MELBOURNE.- In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November, 2017.   Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2016

Bonnne Année! Happy New Year!

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31 décembre 2016

Magnificent masterpieces by Artemisia Gentileschi on view at the Museo di Roma

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), Judith and her maid Abra, ca. 1613. Oil on canvas, 114x93,5 cm. Florence, Uffizi Gallery. ROME.- A journey through the art of the first half of the 17th century in the footsteps of a great and true woman. A first-class painter with a lively effervescent mind, who did not limit herself to sublime painting techniques, but who could modulate it according to the demands of her different patrons, transform it after having absorbed the best from her contemporaries, as she did from the ancient... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2016

The Top 14 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 at Bonhams

A pair of exceptionally rare Imperial doucai waterpots, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period. Sold for HK$ 12,640,000 (€1,546,158) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 Jun 2016, lot 12. Photo Bonhams. A rare Imperial underglaze-blue and iron-red enamelled vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Sold for HK$ 5,620,000 (€687,453) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 Jun 2016, lot 18. Photo Bonhams. An exceptionally rare Imperial famille rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl, Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Jewels Sold in 2016 by Bonhams

A superb 3.81 carats fancy intense blue diamond ring. Sold for £2,322,500 (€2,712,630) at Bonhams London, 20 Sep 2016, lot 126. Photo Bonhams. A 14.13 carats Kashmir sapphire single-stone ring. Sold for £1,385,000 (€1,617,650) at Bonhams London, 4 December2016, lot 121. Photo Bonhams. An important 17.97 carats Type IIa diamond solitaire ring. Sold for US$ 1,447,500 (€1,373,209) at Bonhams New York, 6 December 2016, lot 618.... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 by Sotheby's

A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Sold 110,520,000 HKD (14,248,238 USD) at Sotheby's The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2016, lot 17. Photo Sotheby's. Cf. A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2016

Poland to buy Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'

Leonardo da Vinci, Lady with the Ermine, 1489–90. Oil on wood panel, 54 cm × 39 cm (21 in × 15 in). Czartoryski Museum, Kraków. WARSAW (AFP).- Poland's culture ministry is expected Thursday to buy a private art collection worth two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine".  The 15th-century portrait of a young woman holding a white ermine, a kind of short-tailed weasel, is one of just four known paintings of women by the Renaissance master. Another is the Mona Lisa. After announcing... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2016

"Valentin de Boulogne. Réinventer Caravage" au Musée du Louvre

Valentin de Boulogne, L'Innocence de Suzanne reconnue ou le Jugement de Daniel. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux PARIS - Considéré comme le plus brillant des peintres à la suite de Caravage et comme l’un des plus grands artistes français à l’égal de Poussin, Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632) passa l’essentiel de sa carrière à Rome, où il reçut de prestigieuses commandes, notamment du pape Urbain VIII ; son oeuvre fut aussi collectionnée par les puissants, au premier rang desquels figurent... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Jewels Sold in 2016 at Sotheby's

"When it came to Sotheby’s 2016 jewellery sales, pink and blue diamonds reigned supreme. From the radiant ‘Unique Pink’ diamond sold in Geneva to the ‘De Beers Millennium’ blue diamond sold in Hong Kong, it was a year for exceptional jewels with colour and carats to match. Of soothing pastel hues, these stones also perfectly reflected Pantone’s Color of the Year, which in 2016, was a unique pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity. Click ahead to discover the 20 lots that topped this year’s jewellery list, and look out for our February... [Lire la suite]