20 octobre 2019

A Tale of Two Women Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

MADRID - The exhibition will reveal the artistic personality of two of the most outstanding women artists in western art. Through a total of 60 works and for the first time, the Museo del Prado will jointly present the most important paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola (ca.1535-1625) and Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614). The two artists achieved recognition and fame among their contemporaries for and despite their status as female painters. Both were able to break away from the prevailing stereotypes assigned to women in relation to... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2019

A Louis XV silver tureen to lead Sotheby's October Auctions of Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York

Lot 690. The Tureen “Aux Écrevisses”. A Louis XV silver Pot-à-Oille, Cover, Liner, and Stand, Thomas Germain, Paris, 1740-42;  The arms changed by his son François-Thomas Germain, c. 1764. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present their autumn series of furniture & decorative arts auction from 23–25 October 2019 in New York. Spanning three sales, this season’s offering is distinguished by an impressive selection of works from important private... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2019

Christie's announces highlights included in its Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London

Headlining the auction is a magnificent Imperial gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, dated to the eighth year of the Qianlong reign, 1743, from an Important European Collection. Estimate £800,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 1,028,000 - USD 1,542,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. LONDON.- On 5 November, Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will present 227 lots spanning three millennia of Chinese art from the Shang Dynasty to the Republic period. The sale features private collections of archaic bronzes, jade... [Lire la suite]