14 juin 2014

Nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Gustave Doré, The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism, 1868. Oil on canvas, 300 × 200 cm. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002 (2002.33.18) OTTAWA.- From now until September 14, nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré—one of the most extraordinary artists of the 19th century—are being showcased at the National Gallery of Canada for the North American exclusive exhibition Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883): Master of Imagination. These spectacular and familiar works, in which fantasy and reality... [Lire la suite]

12 juin 2014

Sotheby's to offer £20-30m Water Lilies from the most iconic and celebrated of Monet's painting series

Claude Monet (1840 - 1926), Nymphéas (Water Lilies),signed Claude Monet and dated 1906 (lower right), oil on canvas, 88.5 by 100cm. 34 3/4 by 39 3/8 in. Painted in 1906. Estimate £20-30 million / $33–50 million. Photo: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Sotheby’s London is delighted to announce that a highlight of the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Monday 23rd June 2014 is Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies) of 1906, estimated at £20-30 million/ $33-50 million. Instantly recognisable and revered the world over,... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2014

Previously unknown early work by Paul Gauguin discovered at Bonhams in London

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903), Bouquet de roses, signed and dated 'p Gauguin 84' (lower right), oil on canvas, 46.4 x 55.4cm (18 1/4 x 21 13/16in). Painted in 1884. Estimate £800,000 - 1.2 million (€990,000 - 1.5 million). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - As summer arrives in London, yellow roses blossom at Bonhams. Bouquet de roses by Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) is the highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art sale on 23rd June at Bonhams New Bond Street. Previously... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2014

The Morgan explores the beauty and innovation of British and German Romantic landscape drawing

Carl Philipp Fohr (1795-1818), The Ruins of Hohenbaden, 1814-15. Watercolour on wove paper; ruled border in brown ink; partially laid down on the original green wove paper album folio, 195 x 221 mm. The Morgan Library & Museum NEW YORK, NY.- At the close of the eighteenth century, while wars and revolutions rocked Europe, landscape art began a quiet transformation. British and German artists were pioneers in forging a new type of landscape, abandoning the certainties and formulas of the past in favor of a... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2014

Dallas Museum of Art acquires early nineteenth-century Johan Christian Dahl painting

Johan Christian Dahl, Frederiksborg Castle, 1817, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art acquired in May Frederiksborg Castle by Moonlight, 1817, by Danish artist Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857). The recent acquisition is one of the most important works from the Copenhagen phase of Johan Christian Dahl’s career. Long missing, the work was rediscovered in 2000 after a cleaning revealed a signature and date of 1817, the year before... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2014

IMPRESSION, SOLEIL LEVANT L’histoire vraie du chef-d’œuvre de Claude Monet

  © Claude Monet, Impression, soleil levant, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris © Christian Baraja Impression, soleil levant, la toile qui a donné son nom à l’impressionnisme et qui est le fleuron des collections du musée Marmottan Monet, est l’une des peintures les plus célèbres au monde. Cette œuvre n’a pourtant pas fait l’objet d’une étude approfondie jusqu’à ce jour. Au contraire, depuis près de quarante ans, le mystère semble grandir autour du chef-d’œuvre : que représente véritablement le tableau ? Un... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2014

Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection

This summer, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection, an exhibition that will include paintings by some of the leading names in 19th-century English painting. The works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Albert. J. Moore and John William Waterhouse express the values that these painters had partly inherited from the Pre-Raphaelites, presenting a strong contrast with the predominantly moralising attitude of the day. Instead,... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2014

Alberto & Alessandra Di Castro at Master Drawings and Sculpture Week

William Young Ottley (Thatcham 1771 – London 1836), The Birth of St. John the Baptist, after Andrea Pisano, Baptistery (South Door) Florence. Pen and brown ink, 113 x 127 mm. Alberto & Alessandra Di Castro. Copyright © Master Drawings and Sculpture Week   Inscribed in brown ink, above, in Ottley’s hand : ‘on one of the Gates to the Baptistery Florence’ inscribed in brown ink, below, in Ottley’s hand: ‘from the Design of Giotto. Andrea Pisano’ Literature: Hugh Brigstocke, ‘William Young... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

Gustav Klimt's only surviving study for destroyed Viennese commission acquired by Israel Museum

Gustav Klimt, Die Medizin (Kompositionsentwurf), 1897-1898. JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced the acquisition of Gustav Klimt’s Die Medizin (Kompositionsentwurf) (1897-1898), the artist’s only remaining oil study for a controversial series of monumental paintings created for the University of Vienna’s Great Hall. Commissioned by Austria’s Ministry of Culture and Education in 1894, Die Medizin is one of three allegorical panels representing the themes of enlightenment Klimt developed for the Great Hall’s... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

Dante Gabriel Rossetti scholar Virginia Surtees to sell collection at Christie's in London

Triple portrait of May Morris bought in 1951 for £285 now valued at £700,000-1,000,000 leads sale. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. LONDON.- Virginia Surtees, the author of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), will be offering her private collection of pictures and drawings, including important works by the Pre-Raphaelites, in the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art sale at Christie's on 17 June 2014. The collection is led by a triple portrait of May Morris, the daughter of... [Lire la suite]
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