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]
23 janvier 2014

Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich

King John Cup, c. 1325. Silver, enamel, precious stones; height: 38.8 cm. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. Photo: Pete Huggins NORWICH- A major exhibition of works of art celebrating the rich and distinctive culture and artistic heritage of East Anglia, from antiquity through to the present day, will mark the unveiling of the newly-refurbished galleries by Foster + Partners at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, opening on 14 September 2013,... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2013

Frank Auerbach goes on show alongside Rembrandt at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

Isaac and Rebecca, Known as ‘The Jewish Bride’, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, c. 1665 - c. 1669 Frank Auerbach, Primrose Hill Summer Sunshine, 1964. Arts Council Collection Southbank Centre. Frank Auerbach. courtesy Marlborough Fine Art. AMSTERDAM.- Following in a tradition of special displays of works by artists inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s world famous collection of Dutch Masters, six paintings by Frank Auerbach have gone on show in dialogue with works by Rembrandt in the Gallery of Honour at the Rijksmuseum under the title... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2013

British dealers invade New York with a trove of paintings, rare maps and jewlery

Belperron, Sapphire and diamond ‘Modèle à Pois’ ring , c.1945. Photo: Courtesy Hancocks.  LONDON.- Fourteen pre-eminent British art and antique dealers will cross the pond with a veritable treasure chest of paintings, jewelry, rare maps, sculpture and furniture - all for the purpose of enticing buyers attending the 25th edition of the International Art and Antique Dealers Show, the 7-day extravaganza that opens on October 25.  Among the participants are Apter Fredericks, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Finch and Co., Hancocks,... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2013

Exhibition presents works by Rembrandt in conversation with paintings by Frank Auerbach

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (from the collection of the Rijksmuseum): Portrait of Dr. Ephraïm Bueno, 1645-1647. Frank Auerbach: Primrose Hill, Spring Sunshine, 1961-62/1964; The Sitting Room, 1964-1965; Head of E.O.W., 1964; Head of E.O.W. II, 1964; Primrose Hill, Summer Sunshine, 1964; Primrose Hill, Winter Sunshine, 1962-1964. LONDON.- The Rijksmuseum and Ordovas are staging a unique joint exhibition in the autumn, centred around paintings and etchings by Rembrandt on loan from the collection of the Rijksmuseum, in... [Lire la suite]
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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]
24 septembre 2013

"Masculin / Masculin. L'homme nu dans l'art de 1800 à nos jours" au Musée d'Orsay

Pierre et Gilles (nés respectivement en 1950 et en 1953), Mercure, 2001 (modèle : Enzo Junior). Photographie peinte, pièce unique. H. 117,3 ; L. 87 cm. Collection particulière © Pierre et Gilles. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris PARIS.- Alors que le nu féminin s’expose aussi régulièrement que naturellement, le corps masculin n’a pas eu la même faveur. Qu’aucune exposition ne se soit donné pour objet de remettre en perspective la représentation de l’homme nu sur une longue période de... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2013

Best of Both Worlds. Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age. By G. Wayne Clough, Secretary.

A new e–book exploring our digital journey. Download the entire e–book for free.http://www.si.edu/BestofBothWorlds
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