01 septembre 2018

Special exhibition focuses on Van Gogh's work, spirituality and view of nature

Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait, April-June 1887. Detail. Coll. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo. ISHØJ.- From 1 September 39 works by Vincent van Gogh are on view at ARKEN. The special exhibition VAN GOGH focuses on the famous artist’s work, spirituality and view of nature, and is the first major exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in Denmark for more than 50 years. On 23 December 1888, when Vincent van Gogh cut off most of his left ear during a psychotic episode, he was still entirely unknown... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

Didier Aaron, Stand 332 Stand 332 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Louis-Léopold Boilly (La Bassée, 1761 - Paris, 1845), La tendresse conjuguale, France, circa 1807-1810. Oil on panel, 52.5 x 43.5 cm (20.6 x 17.2 in.). Signed lower left 'L. Boilly'. Image courtesy / Stand 332 Provenance: Jean-François Pillot, Paris, until 1818; possibly Boilly collection, 1819; collection of Paul Barroilhet, 1852; collection of Charvet, 1898; collection of Givaudan, 1930; and thence by inheritance. Literature: Etienne Breton and Pascal Zuber, Boilly catalogue raisonné, Paris, forthcoming,... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2018

Meuble d'appui en ébène, placage d'ébène, laque de Chine et vernis européen d'époque Charles X

Lot 86. Meuble d'appui en ébène, placage d'ébène, laque de Chine et vernis européen d'époque Charles X. H. 117 x L. 95 x P. 47 cm ; 46 x 37 1/3 x 18 1/2 in. Estimation  €25,000 - €50,000. Photo Sotheby's le plateau de marbre rectangulaire, la façade à décor de paysage lacustre et personnages sur fond noir, ouvrant par un tiroir et un vantail, reposant sur une base en plinthe. the rectangular marble top, the front with riparian scenes and figures on a black background, opening by a drawer and a door,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum explores the relationship between Monet and Boudin

MADRID.- The monographic exhibition Monet / Boudin presented by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza offers visitors the first opportunity to discover the relationship between the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) and his master Eugène Boudin (Honfleur, 1824 - Deauville, 1898), the most important representative of mid-19th-century French plein air painting. This joint presentation of their work not only aims to cast light on Monet’s formative years, in which Boudin played an... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Kröller-Müller Museum sheds new light on the work of French artist Odilon Redon

Exhibition view Odilon Redon. La littérature et la musique. Photo: Marjon Gemmeke. © Kröller-Müller Museum. OTTERLO.- In Odilon Redon. La littérature et la musique, the Kröller-Müller Museum sheds new light on the oeuvre of French artist Odilon Redon (Bordeaux 1840-Paris 1916). With a large number of paintings, pastels, drawings and lithographs, the exhibition shows the important role that literature and music play in Redon’s life and work. Appealing to the senses Redon is a painter, pastelist, draughtsman... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2018

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840)

Lot 135. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris), Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840), signed center right: J.B. Greuze, and inscribed on the reverse: F.J. van ertborn ætate XXI / Greuze pinxit anno MDCCCIV, oil on panel, 25 1/2 by 20 15/16 in.; 64.8 by 53.2 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Lot sold 938,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840), 1804;Comte Charles de Bergeyck,... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2018

Landmark Monet exhibition to premiere at Denver Art Museum

Claude Monet, Path in the Wheat Fields at Pourville (Chemin dans les blés à Pourville), 1882. Oil paint on canvas; 23 x 30-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, 2016.365. DENVER, COLO.- The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades when it presents Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, in the fall of 2019. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2018

One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

Lot 209. Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A., The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, Watercolour over traces of pencil, heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out, 308 by 469mm. Estimate £1,200,000-1,800,000. Lot sold £2,050,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s, a stunning Swiss landscape by Britain’s favourite artist, J.M.W. Turner sold for £2 million, among the top prices ever achieved for a watercolour by the artist. Created in the final years of the artist’s life and widely... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine. Courtesy Agnews Truly “iconic” paintings define an artist’s oeuvre, are milestones in an artistic movement and pivotal images in history. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s haunting image of Proserpine is one such picture that should be regarded as no less than an icon of European art – representing the artist at the zenith of his originality and one of the most immediately recognizable images of the nineteenth century. The painting tells the story of the mythological goddess Proserpine, daughter of... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2018

The Leopold Museum opens a comprehensive exhibition of Gustav Klimt's work

Gustav Klimt, Friends I (Sisters), detail, 1907 © Klimt-Foundation, Vienna | Photo: Klimt-Foundation, Vienna. VIENNA.- Marking the transition from historicism to Jugendstil, Gustav Klimt’s oeuvre shaped the beginning of modern art in Vienna. 100 years after his death, the Leopold Museum pays tribute to the figurehead of the period of “Vienna around 1900” with a comprehensive exhibition divided into eight thematic emphases and illustrating all the periods of the artist’s oeuvre by means of some 35 paintings, 90... [Lire la suite]
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