07 mars 2015

New-York Historical Society presents the swan song of Audubon's masterpiece

John James Audubon, American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Study for Havell pl. 431, 1838. Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and pastel with glazes on paper, laid on card. New-York Historical Society, Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.431. NEW YORK, NY.- This spring, the New-York Historical Society concludes its acclaimed series of once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions celebrating the legendary John James Audubon’s original watercolor models for The Birds of America... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2015

Tate opens exhibition devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign

Sir Francis Chantrey, Queen Victoria, 1838 – 1841. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 LONDON.- Sculpture Victorious is the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It shows how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian politics, empire and industry and includes major Victorian sculptors like Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert, alongside lesser-known artists such as Mary Watts and William... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

First major West Coast international loan exhibition focuses on Turner's late work

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842, J. M. W. Turner, watercolor. Courtesy of Tate: Purchased with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation and including generous support from David and Susan Gradel, and from other members of the public through the Save The Blue Rigi appeal), Tate Members, and other donors 2007. Photo © Tate, London 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA.- One of the most influential painters of nature who ever lived, Joseph Mallord William Turner... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Barnes Foundation Discovers Two Hidden Sketches by Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906), Recto: The Chaîne de l'Etoile Mountains (La Chaîne de l'Etoile avec le Pilon du Roi), 1885–1886. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 12 3/8 x 19 1/8 in. (31.4 x 48.6 cm). BF650. Image © 2015 The Barnes Foundation Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906). Verso: Unfinished Landscape, undated. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, Sheet: 12 3/8 x 19 1/8 in. (31.4 x 48.6 cm). BF650. Photo © 2015 The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA - During a recent paper conservation treatment,... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Celebrated Edouard Manet portrait to be offered for the first time at auction in New York

Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Le Printemps oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 20 1/4 in. (74 x 51.5 cm.), painted in 1881 Estimate: $25-35 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of acclaimed Le Printemps by Edouard Manet as a highlight of the Fall auction season. It will be included in the Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, 5 November with a $25-35 million estimate. This masterwork comes completely fresh to the market, having remained in the same collection for over... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2014

On 29 July 1890 Vincent van Gogh passed away

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Tree Roots, 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation). On 29 July 1890 Vincent van Gogh passed away. The painting ‘Tree Roots’ stood on his easel when he died. Many people believe that the more dramatic ‘Wheatfield with Crows’ is Van Gogh’s final work. The painting 'Tree Roots'  is a much likelier candidate, however, as he was unable to complete it, which helps explain its irregular, unfinished character. Theo’s brother-in-law, Andries Bonger, described it as follows in a... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2014

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Acquires Masterpiece by Raphaelle Peale in Memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson

Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket, 1813, oil on panel, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, acquisition in memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson, President of the Board of Trustees, 1961-2013, with funds provided by the Ruth Carter Stevenson Memorial and Endowment Funds.  FORT WORTH, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced today the acquisition of the painting Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825). The first work by... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2014

Collectors and curators converge on the capital for London Art Week

The Stowe Rosso Antico Obelisco della Minerva. Roman, c. 1800. Rosso antico marble. Height: 73.5 cm. Asking price: in the region of £40,000. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.  LONDON.- London Art Week, 4 to 11 July 2014, a week-long celebration of paintings, drawings and sculpture in Mayfair and St James’s, has proved to be a winning formula with dealers reporting significant sales and important international visitors.  Many of the dealers staged special exhibitions and Tomasso Brothers Fine Art brought the Grand Tour to town,... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

A pair of Imperial tables, reunited after over 150 years, will be offered for sale by Mallett at Masterpiece London

Pair of King Wilhelm III's Malachite Centre Tables attributed to Heinrich Gambs after a design of Andrej Voronikhin. . LONDON.- In June 1802 Tsar Alexander I met Queen Luise of Prussia, wife of King Wilhelm III, during a state visit. The Tsar was so enchanted by the young Queen that upon his return to Russia, he instructed his vice-chancellor, Graf Victor Pavlovitch Kotschubej to commission an opulent collection of state gifts for her. Queen Luise, a famous beauty, cherished and beloved by her people, was renowned... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2014

More than 140 historic French masterworks on view at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Torso (Painted Half-Figure), 1800. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 31 1/2 in. (102 x 80 cm). École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (Torse 15). Courtesy American Federation of Arts.  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the opening venue for the national tour of “Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.” Opening June 21, the blockbuster exhibition is organized by American Federation of Arts and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]

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