06 juillet 2015

'Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave' on view at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum

Hiram Powers ( Woodstock, Vermont 1805 - Florence, Italy 1873), Greek Slave, 1841-1843, plaster, 66 3/8 x 21 1/2 x 18 3/8 in. (168.6 x 54.6 x 46.6 cm). Smithsonian American Art Museum. Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.8. WASHINGTON, DC.- This one-gallery exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805–1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century, eagerly adapting long-standing sculpture traditions to new technologies of his age. The... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2015

Klimt and the Ringstrasse: A Showcase of Grandeur opens at the Belvedere in Vienna

Gustav Klimt, Medicine (Detail: Hygieia), 1900-07 (detail). Oil on canvas, Collotype © Belvedere, Vienna. VIENNA.- During the boom years of the Gründerzeit, a profusion of palaces and grand public buildings was built around Vienna’s magnificent boulevard, the Ringstrasse. In summer 2015, the Belvedere’s exhibition Klimt and the Ringstrasse – A Showcase of Grandeur focuses on the charismatic Ringstrasse painters who shaped their era. Starting with the oeuvre of the “painter prince” Hans Makart, the exhibition traces... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2015

'Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting' on view in Philadelphia

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919); Paul Durand-Ruel, 1910. Oil on canvas Private Collection. Archives Durand-Ruel © Durand-Ruel & Cie PHILADELPHIA, PA.- This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a ground-breaking exhibition examining the early struggles and ultimate triumph of the artists who became known as the Impressionists and the role played by the visionary Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel in their success. Including masterworks by Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas,... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2015

Exhibition presents French Impressionist's most important and provocative paintings

Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1879-1880. Oil on canvas. Overall size: 90 115 cm (35 7/16 45 1/4 in.). Private Collection. WASHINGTON, DC.- Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) will be the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years. On view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from June 28 through October 4, 2015, Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2015

'Monet and American Impressionism' opens at the Hunter Museum of American Art

Claude Monet, Champ d'avoine (Oat Field), 1890. Oil On Canvas, 26 x 36 7/16 in., 66 x 92.6 cm. Harn Museum of Art. Gift of Michael A. Singer, 1999.6.  CHATTANOOGA, TN.- Opening to the public on June 27 – September 20, 2015 at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Monet and American Impressionism will feature several Monet paintings and highlight twenty-five American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. The exhibition, a collaboration between the Harn... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2015

Paul Cézanne masterpiece may leave United Kingdom unless a buyer can be found

Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906), Vue sur L’Estaque et le Château d’If. Oil on canvas, 73 x 59.7cm. Unsigned. Painted circa 1883 - 1885. LONDON.- An important Cézanne painting that has been on long-term loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge for almost 30 years is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £13,522,500 asking price. In order to provide a last chance to keep it in the UK, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the painting, Vue sur L’Estaque et le Château... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2015

First UK display of drawings by Napoleon's draughtsman opens at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Seated Nude, arm extended, black and white chalk on blue-tinted paper, ©cliché Bernardot-Musée Baron Martin-France. LONDON.- The exquisite drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758-1823) demonstrate some of the most fluent and delicate figural studies in the history of drawing. They are at once romantic and neoclassical in style, a unique blend which caught the attention of Napoleon Bonaparte during his reign.  On distinctive blue paper and with chalk in hand, Prud'hon’s delicate designs for... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

"Vincent van Gogh, Roni Horn, Tabaimo" à la Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

Vincent van Gogh, Les Mangeurs de pommes de terre, 1885. Lithographie, 26,5 x 32 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) « LES DESSINS DE VAN GOGH : INFLUENCES ET INNOVATIONS »Du 12 juin au 20 septembre 2015 ARLES.- Vincent van Gogh a commencé sa carrière artistique en se concentrant sur le dessin. Convaincu que celui-ci était la voie privilégiée pour devenir peintre, il ne s’en écarte que très peu durant les trois premières années de sa carrière. C’est ainsi qu’il devient un... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

Exhibition features fifty paintings and drawings focused on Van Gogh's passion for the natural world

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, 1889. Oil on canvas, 72.1 x 90.9 cm. The National Gallery, London, bought Courtauld Fund, 1923 Image © The National Gallery, London 2014. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- For Vincent van Gogh, nature was the defining subject of his art. Over the course of his short but intense working life, Van Gogh studied and depicted nature in all its forms—from the minutiae of insects and birds’ nests to the most sweeping of panoramic landscapes—creating a body of work that... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

Paire de vases Médicis en placage de malachite et bronze ciselé et doré, attribués à Pierre-Philippe Thomire, vers 1820-1830

Paire de vases  Médicis en placage de malachite et bronze ciselé et doré, attribués à Pierre-Philippe Thomire, vers 1820-1830. Estimation : 30 000 € / 40 000 €. Photo AUCTIONART - RÉMY LE FUR & ASSOCIÉS Les anses ornées de feuilles d'acanthe, ils sont décorés de guirlandes de laurier, godrons et reposent sur une base et un socle carrés. (restaurations, petits manques). H : 41 L : 14,5 P : 14,5 cmD'après une tradition familiale, cette garniture aurait été donnée par le Tsar Alexandre Ier lors de sa... [Lire la suite]