11 juin 2015

'Leighton’s Flaming June' at The Frick Collection

Frederic Leighton (1830–1896), Flaming June, ca. 1895. Oil on canvas. Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc. NEW-YORK - At the end of his career, the British artist Frederic Leighton painted thenow-iconic image of a sleeping woman in a vivid orange gown. This nineteenth-century masterpiece embodies the modern philosophy of “art for art’s sake,” the belief that the value of art lies in its aesthetic qualities rather than in its subject matter. The sensuously draped figure — freed from any narrative context —... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2015

Rijksmuseum presents new acquisition: Italian ensemble of 46 watercolours by J.A. Knip

The Airelian Wall in Rome, Josephus Augustus Knip, c. 1809-1812. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased with the support of the Gerhards Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds, the Vereniging Rembrandt, the VSBfonds and the Mondriaan Fonds. AMSTERDAM.- Thanks to generous contributions from a large number of funds, the Rijksmuseum has been able to acquire a group of 46 watercolours by the 19th-century artist Josephus Augustus Knip. The Rijksmuseum is presenting these spectacular, large-format drawings for the first time this summer in... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2015

The Ashmolean launches campaign to acquire JMW Turner's 'The High Street, Oxford'

JMW Turner, The High Street, Oxford, 1810 © Ashmolean Museum. OXFORD.- Today the Ashmolean announces the launch of a public campaign to raise the final £60,000 needed to secure for the nation a major work by Joseph Mallord William Turner. The High Street, Oxford (1810), which has been on loan to the Museum from a private collection since 1997, has been offered to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax. Gifts to this year's Ashmolean Appeal will both help the Ashmolean to secure Turner’s iconic painting, and support... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2015

Rare guéridon en bronze ciselé, doré ou patiné, attribué à Pierre-Philippe Thomire, Epoque Restauration

Rare guéridon en bronze ciselé, doré ou patiné, le plateau en marqueterie de marbres et pierres dures. Attribué à Pierre-Philippe Thomire,  Epoque Restauration. Estimation : 40 000 € / 60 000 €. © Aguttes décoré au centre d’une rose stylisée de pétales délimitées par des filets de marbre blanc et circonscrites dans une frise de ruban ; il est composé notamment de serpentine, marbre jaune de Sienne, granit d’Assouan, porphyre, grand antique…et repose sur une frise de lierre en bronze. Fût balustre à acanthes en applique... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2015

Monet, Munier, and Pellegrini among Heather James Fine Art sales at Spring Masters New York

Claude Monet, Pots de tulipes, 1885. Oil on canvas, 20 x 15 in. Photo courtesy Heather James Fine Art PALM DESERT, CA.- Claude Monet’s 1885 oil Pots de Tulipes was among the traditional and contemporary sales at the Heather James Fine Art booth at Spring Masters New York, taking place May 8-12. Amid the city’s week of art fairs and auctions, which included a record-setting Picasso sale at Christie’s, Heather James exhibited at the second edition of Spring Masters New York, presenting a selection of... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2015

Quartet of flower paintings, two of irises, two of roses, by Van Gogh on view at the Metropolitan

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), Roses, 1890. Oil on canvas, 27 15/16 x 35 7/16 in. (71 x 90 cm) National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman 1991.67.1. NEW YORK, NY.- The exuberant bouquets of spring flowers that punctuate Van Gogh’s work in Provence have been reunited in Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition brings together for the first time the quartet of flower paintings—two of irises, two of roses, in contrasting... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2015

Art Gallery of Hamilton announces sale of painting to government of Hungary for US$5.7 million

Mihály Munkácsy (Hungarian 1844-1900), Christ Before Pilate, 1881. oil on canvas, 417 x 636 cm The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002. Photo: Roy and Carole Timm of Wavelength. HAMILTON, ON.- Shelley Falconer, President and CEO of the Art Gallery of Hamilton today announced that the Government of Hungary has purchased the painting Christ Before Pilate by Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900), one of Hungary’s most venerated artists, for US$5.7 million. The sale, which is about to close, is the culmination of a... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2015

Two major works by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet bring more than $120 million

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), L’Allée des Alyscamps. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 by 28 7/8 in. 91.7 by 73.5 cm. Painted on November 1, 1888. sold for $66,330,000 to an Asian Private Collector. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s flagship sale of Impressionist & Modern Art is underway in New York and a number of outstanding prices have already been achieved, including two major works by Van Gogh and Monet together commanding more than $120 million. Hotly contested by no fewer than five bidders, Vincent van... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

Study for Leighton's Flaming June re-emerges at Sotheby's London after 120 years

Frederic, Lord Leighton, 'Study for Flaming June', pencil and white chalk. Estimated at £40,000-60,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- The only known head study for one of the most famous masterpieces of the nineteenth century has re-emerged 120 years after it was last reproduced in an art magazine in 1895. The important rediscovery of pencil and white chalk study for Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Flaming June, provides the missing link in the preparatory work for the painting that has become known as ‘The Mona Lisa of the... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

Works by Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Poynter and Leighton to be offered at Christie's

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Beatrice: A portrait of Jane Morris, 1879. oil on canvas, 14.3/8 x 11.7/8 in. (36.5 x 30 cm.). Estimate: £700,000 - 1 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. LONDON.- This summer, Christie’s London presents a stellar collection of Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian drawings and paintings – one of the very best collections in private hands with museum-quality works, some of which have not been seen for decades. Offered as part of the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British... [Lire la suite]