03 février 2016

Ashmolean Museum allocated important bronze from collection of Lord Archer

Jean-Jacques Feuchère (1807–1852), Satan/Mephistopheles. Signed ‘Feuchère’, 1833. Bronze, rich mid and dark brown patination. Height: 80 cm © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. OXFORD.- The Ashmolean announced that Arts Council England has allocated to the Museum an important bronze, Satan/Mephistopheles , by JeanJacques Feuchère (1807–52). The sculpture has been donated by Lord Archer through the Cultural Gifts Scheme on behalf of himself and his wife, Dame Mary Archer. The sculpture will be a focal point of the... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2016

Paul Signac, "Une vie au fil de l'eau" à la Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne

Paul Signac, Juan-les-Pins. Soir, 1914, huile sur toile, 73 x 92 cm. Photo Maurice Aeschimann. LAUSANNE - C’est une collection très prestigieuse d'œuvres de Paul Signac (1863-1935) qui sera présentée du 29 janvier au 22 mai à la Fondation de l'Hermitage : près de 140 peintures, aquarelles et dessins illustreront la carrière foisonnante du maître néo-impressionniste. Réunie par une famille passionnée par l'artiste, cette collection unique constitue l'un des plus grands ensembles d’œuvres de Signac conservé en... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2016

Secrets of the Pyramids: Is Another Egyptian Revival on the Horizon?

Egyptian Revival Clock Garniture, Circa 1885. M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans. Coffins, mummies, pyramids and ancient tombs – words that seem more at home in a film script have been recently seen flooding headlines. Archeologists and Egyptologists seem on the brink of a major discovery that would rock both the academic world and popular culture. With stories about cosmic particles and secret chambers in the Great Pyramids to the burial site of one particularly famous ancient Egyptian, Queen Nefertiti, eyes are looking to... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2016

Paolo Antonacci Antichità S.r.l. at TEFAF 2016

Franz Ludwig Catel (1778-1856), View of the Piazza di Monte Cavallo with the Dioscures and the Quirinale Palace in Rome, 1822. Oil on canvas, 100 x 137 cm. Paolo Antonacci Antichità S.r.l. at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Coll. Thomas Lawrence, London; Private collection, Switzerland; Private collection, Rome Literature: Exh. cat. Il Quirinale. L’immagine del Palazzo dal Cinquecento all’Ottocento, Rome, Palazzo Fontana di Trevi, 2002, no.51 as Johann Erdmann Hummel; Exh.... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2016

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts new exhibition: Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831 – 33. Oil on canvas, Image: 73 3/4 x 108 in. (187.3 x 274.3 cm) Frame: 88 3/4 x 123 in. (225.4 x 312.4 cm) Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51 Photography ©Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago BENTONVILLE , Arkansas - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the opening of Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention on view January 23 through April 18, 2016 in the Early... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2016

Annual display of exquisite Turner watercolours returns to the Scottish National Gallery

EDINBURGH.- In keeping with a long-standing tradition now stretching over a century, New Year’s Day at the Scottish National Gallery will be marked by the opening of Turner in January: The Vaughan Bequest, an annual display of works by the artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). An outstanding collection by one of the great masters of British painting was bequeathed to the Gallery in 1900 by Henry Vaughan, a London art collector with a passion for Turner and a connoisseur’s eye for quality. Vaughan... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2015

François Levaillant et Jacques Barraband, "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers,...", 1806

François Levaillant et Jacques Barraband, 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, suivie de celle des Toucans et des Barbus' , 2-volume, 1806.
24 novembre 2015

First monographic exhibition in Spain on the work of Ingres opens at the Museo del Prado

Self-portrait, half-length. Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres. Graphite on paper, 299 x 219 mm. 1835. Paris, Musée du Louvre.  MADRID.- The Museo del Prado presents Ingres, the first monographic exhibition in Spain on one of the most important painters in the history of art but an artist who, for complex historical reasons, is not represented in Spanish public collections. For this reason, the present comprehensive reassessment of the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres offers visitors to the Prado a unique and... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Exhibition at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts explores Auguste Rodin's studio and process

Auguste Rodin  (1840-1917), The Thinker, large version, 1903. Patinated plaster for bronze casting, 182 x 108 x 141 cm. Paris, Musée Rodin © Musée Rodin (photo Christian Baraja). RICHMOND, VA.- An exhibition honoring the creative genius of master sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from November 21, 2015 to March 13, 2016. Drawn primarily from collections of the Musée Rodin, Paris, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition brings together more... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2015

New exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery explores Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860-1910

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Les Glaçons (The Ice Floes), 1880. Oil on canvas, 46 3/16 x 66 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (117.32 x 168.28 x 8.89 cm). Collection of Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, Gift of Electra Havemeyer Webb Fund, Inc., 1972-69.2. Image courtesy of Shelburne Museum. BUFFALO, NY.- On November 15, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery opened a new exhibition comprising prominent works by Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) and other leading artists associated with the Impressionist movement. Monet and the... [Lire la suite]