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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02 juillet 2017

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), Abbotsford from the north bank of the River Tweed

Lot 107. Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), Abbotsford from the north bank of the River Tweed, pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, with scratching out, 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in. (9.5 x 14.5 cm.). Estimate: GBP 70,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 89,110 - USD 127,300) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Probably acquired by Robert Cadell.John Dillon; Christie's, London, 29 April 1869, lot 134 (195 gns to Agnew's).John Heugh.Andrew George Kurtz; Christie’s, London, 9-11 May 1891, lot... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2017

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), Colour beginning: A coastal landscape with a figure in the foreground

Lot 106. Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), Colour beginning: A coastal landscape with a figure in the foreground, watercolour, 7½ x 9 3/8 in. (19 x 23.8 cm.). Estimate: GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000 (USD 190,950 - USD 254,600) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: John Rutson (L. 1517). Note: This previously unrecorded colour study was painted around 1822-4, when Turner was developing the last batches of watercolours for Picturesque Views on the Southern... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2017

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), Norham Castle: Sunrise

Lot 105. Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), Norham Castle: Sunrise. signed 'Turner' (lower left), pencil and watercolour heightened with gum arabic and with scratching out, 20 3/8 x 29 ¼ in. (51.7 x 74.4 cm.). Estimate: £500,000-800,000 (USD 636,500 - USD 1,018,400) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: with Samson Wertheimer, from whom purchased by Agnew's, London, 8 June 1885, where purchased by Daniel Thwaites, 22 April 1886, and by descent to The Dowager Lady... [Lire la suite]
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