03 juillet 2014

"The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" at Portland Art Museum

Victor Chavet (French, 1822-1906), Le Louvre de Napoléon III, 1857, Oil on canvas. Musée du Louvre, Paris, Inv. 20048. Photo: Alfredo Dagli Orti / The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY. PORTLAND - Paris will come to the Park Blocks this summer with this international exhibition celebrating the Tuileries Garden. This stunning exhibition explores the art, design, and evolution of Paris’ most famous garden. It also celebrates garden designer André Le Nôtre (1613–1700)—best known for his grand perspectives and symmetry at the... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

"El Greco and modern painting" exhibition at The Prado

  Laocoonte, El Greco. Oil on canvas, 137,5 x 172.5 cm, c. 1610 - 1614. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art. Samuel H. Kress Collection 1946.18.1. MADRID.- Opening at the Museo del Prado today, 24 June, is the exhibition El Greco and Modern Painting, co-organised with Accíon Cultural Española (AC/E). It will be officially inaugurated this afternoon by Her Majesty the Queen. Sponsored by Fundación BBVA, it includes around 120 exhibits that reveal the decisive influence which El Greco had on the origins of modern... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2014

Major exhibition about the sky in Dutch art since 1850 opens at De Hallen Haarlem

Andreas Schelfhout, A dune landscape with Haarlem in the distance, 1847. Oil on panel. Collection Simonis & Buunk, Ede.  HAARLEM.- This summer De Hallen Haarlem is staging a major exhibition about the sky in Dutch art since 1850. The museum will be showing a wide range of interpretations of the sky: from late Romantic artists like Schelfhout, by way of Impressionists like Weissenbruch and Mesdag, to contemporary artists like John Körmeling and Guido van der Werve. Some 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs and films show... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2014

Art Antiques London wins praise and delivers sales in Kensington Gardens

A Rock Crystal Carved In The Form Of A Feather Set With Diamonds exhibited by Grima, United Kingdom at Art Antiques London.  LONDON.- Art Antiques London had much to celebrate when its doors closed on Wednesday 18th June after eight very exciting days. The Fair acted as a magnet for collectors and connoisseurs with notable sales to younger buyers, with many established buyers visiting the Fair, and museum curators out in force. The central location in Kensington Gardens next to the Albert Memorial is one of Art Antiques... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2014

New galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, costume and textiles open at The RISD Museum

Gallery view, RISD Museum PROVIDENCE, RI.- The RISD Museum announces the completion of the $8.4 million renovation of its 1926 Eliza G. Radeke Building with the opening of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art and Asian art, and new spaces for costume and textiles. These eight revitalized sixth-floor galleries opened to the public on June 13, 2014.  “Museums, art, and historic sites are all the backbone of our creative economy,” says Governor Lincoln Chafee, who joins the Museum in commemorating the opening with... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2014

The most prestigious salon of art and antiques in Monaco to be held from 12 to 16 June 2014 in Monte-Carlo

MONTE-CARLO.- Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the fourth edition of the prestigious event, the POINT ART MONACO – FINE ART FAIR is to be held from Thursday, June 12th, through Monday, June 16th, at the Sporting d’Hiver Monte Carlo. Five days of dreaming, to admire hundreds of exceptional pieces!  After only three editions of PAM, the impressive Fine Art Fair rose through the ranks of major international gatherings of top professionals and art collectors, of worldwide criticism. These artistic... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2014

Christie's Hong Kong announces auction highlights and programmes from auctions on May 24 to 28

An Imperial Favourite – The Yongzheng Emperor’s Dragon Zun. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong will hold its 2014 Hong Kong Spring Auctions from May 24 to 28 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. From April, activities and events will take place throughout the season. Highlights from the auctions will tour six cities in Asia and five private sales exhibitions will also be organized. In addition, Christie’s Art Forums will be held and two short courses will be available through... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2014

Christie's New York presents an American dynasty: Clark family treasures

Heir to a fortune: Huguette Clark, pictured in 1930, was notoriously exclusive. New York – Christie's is honored to announce early highlights and international tour dates for the upcoming sales of property from the Clark Family Collection. As one of the nation’s wealthiest men at the turn of the 20th century, William Andrews (W.A.) Clark’s (1839-1925) name is synonymous with American aspiration, having built a successful personal empire in multiple industries, most notably copper mining. His vast wealth allowed him to... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2014

"MOUSQUETAIRES !" au musée de l’Armée

Portrait d’officier de mousquetaire de la 2e compagnie. Paris, musée de l’Armée PARIS - Mousquetaires ! Le mot sonne comme une promesse de panache, de beaux coups d’épées et d’aventure. La nouvelle exposition du musée de l’Armée offre au grand public de redécou-vrir, sur le mode de l’enquête et du jeu, les héros qui ont tant inspiré Alexandre Dumas, mais dont le rôle réel nous est mal connu, tant la fiction a fini par occulter la réalité histo-rique de ces soldats au service du roi. Fiction et réalitéAlexandre Dumas... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

Widest ranging exhibition on the subject of ruins in art to date opens at Tate Britain

JMW Turner, Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794. Photograph: Tate LONDON.- Ruin Lust offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day, at Tate Britain from 4 March 2014. The exhibition is the widest ranging on the subject of ruins in art to date and includes over 100 works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Rachel Whiteread and Tacita Dean.  The exhibition... [Lire la suite]

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