17 août 2017

Exhibition highlights a major body of paintings by Monet produced in Giverny

VANCOUVER.- The Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting the most comprehensive exhibition of French painter Claude Monet’s work in Canada in two decades. Claude Monet’s Secret Garden presents thirty-eight paintings spanning the career of one of the most important figures in Western art. Claude Monet’s Secret Garden culminates in a phenomenal body of work produced in Giverny, a small village in northern France where Monet resided from 1883 to the end of his life in 1926. A creative endeavour in their own right, the gardens... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2017

Five masterpieces on three continents to be united for the first time ever on Facebook

This file photo taken on January 24, 2014 shows a gallery supervisor posing for photographs with two versions of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers paintings at the National Gallery in London. Five versions of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece painting "Sunflowers" will be united across three continents for the first time on August 14, 2017 via a consecutive livestream feed, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has said. LEON NEAL / AFP LONDON.- In 1888/9 in Arles in the South of France, Vincent van Gogh painted several... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2017

First ever exhibition to be devoted solely to Turner's obsession with the sun opens

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Going to the Ball (San Martino), exhibited 1846. © Tate. WINCHESTER .- In the weeks prior to his death, J.M.W. Turner is said to have declared (to John Ruskin) ‘The Sun is God’ – what he meant by this, no-one really knows, but what is not in any doubt is the central role that the sun played in Turner’s lifelong obsession with light and how to paint it. An exhibition curated by Hampshire Cultural Trust is the first ever to be devoted solely to the artist’s lifelong... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

Nationalmuseum acquires two Italian scenes by Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen

Martinus Rørbye, Loggia on Procida, 1835. Photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired two Italian scenes by Danish golden age artists: Loggia on Procida by Martinus Rørbye (1835) and The Temple of Minerva at the Forum Nervae by Constantin Hansen (circa 1840). Each piece in its way represents some of the finest work produced by north European artists on their travels to the south. What is more, the two paintings are unusually effective in expressing the strong emotions experienced by the... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

'Manet to Cézanne: Impressionist Drawings From Our Own Collection' at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Auguste Renoir, Two women, walking to the right, c. 1890, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (former collection Koenigs). The Impressionists, whose loose brushstrokes, bright colours and light effects brought about a revolution in painting around 1870, were also extremely innovative draughtsmen.  The medium lent itself to fleeting impressions of the landscape and urban life far better than paint – chalk and watercolours are quicker to use than oils. This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a magnificent... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

Guggenheim Exhibition Spotlights Parisian Salons That Brought Late 19th-Century Radical and Reactionary Artists Together

Jean Delville, The Death of Orpheus (Orphée mort), 1893. Oil on canvas, 79.3 x 99.2 cm. Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, en prêt à long terme aux musées royaux de Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Followed by © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. Photo: J. Geleyns – Roscan NEW YORK - Through October 4, 2017, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, the first museum exhibition on this revelatory and significant yet frequently overlooked series... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2017

"Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade" at the Legion of Honor, June 24 - September 24, 2017

Edgar Degas, "Portrait of Zacharian," ca. 1885. Pastel on paper laid down on board, 15 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (39.7 x 39.7 cm). Private Collection. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 18341917) was enthralled with another aspect of modern life in the French capital: high-fashion hats and the women who created them. Degas’s fascination inspired a visually compelling and profoundly modern body of work that... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2017

Leighton House Museum opens the first Alma-Tadema exhibition in London since 1913

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), In my Studio, 1883. Collection of Ann and Gordon Getty. LONDON.- Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, the first major exhibition in London since 1913 to be devoted to one of the most popular artists of the Victorian era, is now open at Leighton House Museum. With over 130 works, Leighton House Museum is the only UK venue for the exhibition, following an exceptionally successful tour to the Museum of Friesland, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (the artist’s home town) and the Belvedere,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2017

'Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest' opens at the Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh, Path in the Woods, 1887, oil on canvas, 45.3 cm x 37.7 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation). AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition 'Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest' combines wooded views and landscapes by Vincent van Gogh with those of such painters as Théodore Rousseau and Camille Corot. From 7 July 2017. These French artists were among those who retreated to the Forest of Fontainebleau in order to paint the unspoiled landscape. They favoured motifs such as trees,... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

Sotheby's to sell Orpheus and Eurydice by George Frederic Watts, 'England's Michelangelo'

George Frederic Watts O.M., R.A. (1817-1904), Orpheus and Eurydice, oil on canvas, 56 by 76cm., 22 by 30in. Estimate: £300,000-500,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest compositions by George Frederic Watts, ‘England’s Michelangelo’, to come to auction. A tour de force of dramatic power, Orpheus and Eurydice remained in Watts’ possession until his death in 1904 when it was inherited by his adopted daughter Lilian. The romantic subject matter may have been inspired by the... [Lire la suite]
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