06 décembre 2016

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827 - 1875), Le Chinois (Bust of a Chinese Man)

Lot 73. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827 - 1875), Le Chinois (Bust of a Chinese Man). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. inscribed: Susse Frs Edts / Paris / Cire Perdue and stamped with the Susse pastille; bronze, green-brown patina; 62cm., 24 3/8 in. Notes: This beautiful bust of a young Chinese man, finely cast in bronze, represents a high point of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's small oeuvre of ethnographic sculpture.   Carpeaux made two versions of Le Chinois.... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2016

Camille Pissarro, "Le premier des impressionnistes" au musée Marmottan Monet

Camille Pissarro, "Le premier des impressionnistes" au musée Marmottan Monet. Affiche. « Ce qui fait que sortons peut-être tous de Pissarro. Il a eu la veine de naître aux Antilles, là, il a appris le dessin sans maître. Il m’a raconté tout ça. En 65, déjà il éliminait le noir, le bitume, la terre de Sienne et les ocres. C’est un fait. Ne peins jamais qu’avec les trois couleurs primaires et leurs dérivés immédiats. Me disait-il. C’est lui, oui, le premier impressionniste.» Paul Cézanne, «Conversations avec Cézanne» - Propos... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2016

Rediscovered sketch for Constable masterpiece offered at Bonhams Old Master Sale

John Constable, Flatford Lock on the Stour looking towards Bridge Cottage, estimated at £200,000-300,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A sketch for a work by John Constable leads Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London on 8 December. Flatford Lock on the Stour looking towards Bridge Cottage is estimated at £200,000-300,000. It has been in a private collection overseas for many years and was unknown to Constable scholars.  The finished painting, Landscape: Boys Fishing was Constable’s submission to the... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2016

Christie's achieves $81.4 million for Monet's Muele (Grainstack) setting a new world auction record for the artist

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Meule, oil on canvas, 28 ⅝ x 36 ¼ in. (72.7 x 92.1 cm.). Sold for $81,447,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. New York – On November 16th, Claude Monet’s Meule (Grainstack) realized $81,447,500 / £65,210,168 / €75,774,215 at Christie’s New York and achieved a world auction record for the artist.  Painted in 1891, this important painting is recognized as one of finest examples of Monet’s Grainstack series. Meule was ultimately sold to... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2016

Nationalmuseum acquires works by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Una Ciociara, 1816. Photo: Linn Ahlgren / Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has added no fewer than five works by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg to its Danish art collection. Each of the works represents a different segment of Eckersberg’s artistic career: from his student years in Paris, via his artistic rebirth in Paris and Rome, to his firmly established but never stagnant later life in Copenhagen.  Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783–1853) held a travel scholarship from... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2016

Leighton's masterpiece "Flaming June" comes home

Frederic Leighton, Flaming June, 1895. © Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc. LONDON.- One of the most iconic works of nineteenth-century British art returns to the house in which it was painted this November. Flaming June: The Making of an Icon (4 November 2016 – 2 April 2017) sees Frederic, Lord Leighton’s masterpiece displayed once again in the unique setting of the artist’s ‘House Beautiful’, Leighton House Museum in Kensington. For the first time since 1895 Flaming June has also been... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2016

National Portrait Gallery launches public appeal for Duke of Wellington portrait

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1829. © Private Collection. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery has launched a public appeal to acquire Sir Thomas Lawrence's unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, it was announced today, Thursday 3 November 2016. The portrait has been offered to the National Portrait Gallery for £1.3 million. The appeal was kick started today by a donation of £350,000 from the Art Fund, whose generous support means that alongside the... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2016

First major exhibition of James Ensor's work to be held in the UK in 20 years opens at the Royal Academy of Arts

James Ensor, Self-portrait with Flowered Hat, 1883. Oil on canvas. 76.5 x 61.5 cm. Photo Mu.ZEE © www.lukasweb.be - Art in Flanders vzw. Photography: Hugo Maertens / © DACS 2016. LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts is presenting the first major exhibition of James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. One of Belgium’s most prominent modernist artists, Ensor was widely considered to be an important precursor of Expressionism. Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans brings together some 70 paintings,... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2016

Pierre-Auguste Renoir retrospective opens in Spain

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, After the Luncheon. Óleo sobre lienzo, 100,5 x 81,3 cm, Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum. MADRID.- Writing about his father, the filmmaker Jean Renoir said: “He looked at flowers, women and clouds in the sky as other men touch and caress.” Renoir: Intimacy, the first retrospective in Spain to focus on the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), challenges the traditional concept that reduces Impressionism to the “purely visual”. Rather, it emphasises the central role played by... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2016

Images of children in Spanish Romantic art on view at the Prado Museum in Madrid

 Vicente López Portana (1772-1850), Luisa de Prat y Gandiola, subsequently Marchioness of Barbançon, ca. 1845. Oil on canvas, 104 x 84 cm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. Daniel Carballo Prat legacy, Count of the Pradère, 1933. © Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is showing a group of eight works painted between 1842 and 1855 which have been selected from the numerous portraits of children in its collection dating from the reign of Isabel II with the aim of emphasising two of the most... [Lire la suite]