15 juin 2016

The Phillips presents a landmark retrospective of American artist William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), Spring Flowers (Peonies), 1889. Pastel On Paper, Prepared With A Tan Ground, And Wrapped With Canvas Around A Wooden Strainer, 48 x 48 in. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection. © Terra Foundation for American Art. WASHINGTON—This summer, The Phillips Collection will present a major international exhibition on American artist William Merritt Chase (1849–1916). A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chase... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2016

Van Gogh Museum presents new acquisition: 'The Grape Harvest' by Bastien-Lepage

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884), The Grape Harvest (Au temps des vendanges), 1880. AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum has enriched its collection with the 1880 painting The Grape Harvest (Au temps des vendanges) by the French artist Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884). The work was purchased at TEFAF in March 2016, and will go on display at the museum on 14 June. Axel Rüger (Director of the Van Gogh Museum): ‘We are delighted with this purchase: not only is The Grape Harvest an impressive masterpiece, it also illustrates... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2016

Rodin masterpiece offered at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

La Jeunesse triomphante, by Rodin, estimated at £120,000-180,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- One of Rodin's most adventurous compositions, La Jeunesse triomphante, is to be sold at BonhamsImpressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 23 June. It is estimated at £120,000-180,000. It follows the highly successful sale of two Rodin masterpieces at Bonhams in recent months. L’Eternal Printemps sold at Bonhams London in February for £938,500 – a world record for a second state casting of the statue – and Eve was sold in... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2016

'Electric Paris' at Bruce Museum

Alfred Maurer (American, 1868-1932), 'Nocturne, Paris', n.d. Oil on board, 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Avery Galleries GREENWICH, CT. - Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity. The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination.  By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

Koopman Rare Art to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2016 – June 30 to July 6, 2016

A George III silver-gilt ‘Royal’ Presentation Tray, London, 1802, Maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Length: 66.75cm, 26.2in. Width: 44cm, 17.3in. Weight: 6,540g,210oz 4dwt. Asking price: £350,000. LONDON - Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will once again be showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, from Thursday June 30 to Wednesday July 6, 2016. (Stand C29.  Highlights this year on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2016

"Van Gogh en Provence : la tradition modernisée" à la Fondation Van Gogh, Arles

« Van Gogh en Provence : la tradition modernisée ». Affiche. ARLES - L’exposition « Van Gogh en Provence : la tradition modernisée » réunit 31 tableaux — dont 29 jamais montrés à Arles —, issus des musées Van Gogh à Amsterdam et Kröller-Müller à Otterlo. Troisième rétrospective consacrée à Van Gogh par la Fondation, elle confirme le rôle majeur de l’institution dans le regard sur l’oeuvre et la pensée du peintre, en les plaçant en constante interaction avec la production artistique contemporaine. Il s’agira en... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

Rare works by John Singer Sargent lead Sotheby's $27.1M American Art Auction in New York

 Lot 8. John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Poppies (A study of "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose"), inscribed 'Painted by John Sargent in Russell House Garden/1886 Lily Millet' on the reverse, oil on canvas, 24 3/8 by 35 7/8 inches (61.9 by 91.1 cm). Painted in 1886. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 USD. Lot sold 6,858,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Four works by John Singer Sargent totaled $11.2 million last night, surpassing their combined high estimate... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2016

Turner’s Whaling Pictures at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, London 1775–1851 London), Whalers, ca. 1845. Oil on canvas, 35 7/8 × 48 in. (91.1 × 121.9 cm). Tate, London; Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest, 1856.  NEW YORK - Turner’s Whaling Pictures, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 7, is the first exhibition to unite the series of four whaling scenes painted by the great British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) near the end of his career. The quartet of paintings—... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

19th Century European Art at Sotheby's New York: Spring auction to feature 'An American in Paris'

  Lot 27. Giovanni Boldini (1842 - 1931, Italian), Portrait of Celia Tobin Clark, signed Boldini (lower left), oil on canvas, 86 5/8 by 47 1/2 in., 220 by 120 cm. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD (899,523 - 1,349,285 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s annual spring auction of 19th Century European Paintings in New York will be held on 18 May 2016, featuring 96 exceptional works of art that showcase in the artistic... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age on view at Tate Britain

LONDON.- Tate Britain uncovers the dynamic dialogue between British painters and photographers; from the birth of the modern medium to the blossoming of art photography. Spanning over 70 years, the exhibition brings together nearly 200 works – many for the first time – to reveal their mutual influences. From the first explorations of movement and illumination by David Octavius Hill (1802-70) and Robert Adamson (1821-48) to artful compositions at the turn-of-the-century, the show discovers how painters and photographers... [Lire la suite]