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]
23 octobre 2016

AGO brings rare masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin and more to Toronto this fall

Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles, 1888. Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm. Collection of Musée d’Orsay. Image courtesy the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images. TORONTO.- This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario invites visitors to accompany some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more breaks new ground by... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2016

Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through January 16, 2017

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, c. 1873, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection). HOUSTON, TX.- This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the exclusive U.S. venue for Degas: A New Vision, the most significant international survey in three decades of the work of Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917). While Degas’s reputation has often been confined to his ballet imagery, the artist’s oeuvre is rich, complex, and abundant, spanning the... [Lire la suite]

16 octobre 2016

Cincinnati Art Museum's Van Gogh exhibition brings guests Into the Undergrowth

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, b.1853, d.1890); Undergrowth with Two Figures; 1890; oil on canvas; Bequest of Mary E. Johnston; 1967.1430.  CINCINNATI, OH.- Centered on Vincent van Gogh’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new exhibition, Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth, takes visitors up close with celebrated woodland landscapes from October 15, 2016–January 8, 2017. This exhibition—presented only at the Cincinnati Art Museum—brings an important group of artworks on loan from around the... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

Théodore Rousseau (1812–67), Mont Blanc Seen from La Faucille, Storm Effect, begun 1834. Oil on canvas, 143 × 240 cm. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, MIN1783. COPENHAGEN.- Théodore Rousseau (1812–67) stands among the great figures of mid-19th century French painting. This autumn’s major special exhibition at the Glyptotek showcases Rousseau’s richly varied life’s work, where landscape painting became fertile soil for wild innovation. Featuring 56 paintings and drawings from 29 museums and... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale to offer Claude Monet's "Meule"

 Claude Monet (1840-1926), Meule. Signed and dated 'Claude Monet 91' (lower left), 28 ⅝ x 36 ¼ in. (72.7 x 92.1 cm.) Painted in 1891. Estimate upon request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- On November 16, Claude Monet’s Meule (Grainstack) from an important American collection will be among the highlights of Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. This important painting is recognized as one of the culminating and finest examples of Monet’s Grainstack series. Meule... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opens landmark exhibition of William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Self-Portrait, about 1884. Pastel on laminated paperboard with a sand coating. An MFA Honorary Trustee and Her Spouse. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was a brilliant colorist, inventive designer and engaging storyteller. Praised for his observations of contemporary life, he was a leading American Impressionist, influential teacher and prominent international figure at the turn of the 20th century. William Merritt Chase, the... [Lire la suite]