31 mars 2017

Royal curator sheds new light on reclusive Duke

The 5th Duke of Portland, Richard Dighton © The Harley Gallery.  WORKSOP.- Best known for the extensive tunnels he built underneath the family home at Welbeck Abbey on the Welbeck Estate, the eccentric and reclusive 5th Duke of Portland is revealed in a new light through his “extraordinary collection” of miniature paintings says Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington.  Having catalogued the ‘miniatures’ in the Royal Collection, Remington was invited to curate a new... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

Princely Bureau mécanique "Aux bustes de romains", owned par Eugène de Beauharnais, Empire, ca. 1802-05

Lot 1266. Princely Bureau mécanique "Aux bustes de romains", owned par Eugène de Beauharnais, Empire, from a Parisian master workshop, the design is attributable to L.E. BATAILLE (Laurent Edme Bataille, died 1819), the bronzes by P.P. THOMIRE (Pierre Philippe Thomire, 1751 Paris 1843), with label PE GARDE MEUBLE DE MUNICH (No.) 18, ca. 1802-05. Estimate CHF 150 000 / 200 000 (€ 138 890 / 231 480). Photo: Koller. Flame mahogany. Rectangular, sliding top. Pull-out, hinged drawer lined inside... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer quintessential Hammershøi interior from the Estate of Jens Risom

Vilhelm Hammershøi, White Doors. Interior, Strandgade 30, oil on canvas, 39.5 by 42.5cm., 15½ by 16¾in. Estimate: £400,000 - 600,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This June, Sotheby’s will offer at auction a quintessential interior by Vilhelm Hammershøi, long revered as one of Denmark’s most celebrated artists. Painted in 1899, White Doors perfectly reflects the interests and sensibilities of its distinguished owners, aesthetes from three generations of the same family. The work comes to sale from the estate of Jens... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2017

Comprehensive and spectacular retrospective of the work of Giovanni Boldini on view in Rome

Giovanni Boldini, Self-Portrait at sixty-nine years, 1911. Oil on canvas, 105x97 cm, Ferrara, Museo Giovanni Boldini © Ferrara, Galleries of Modern and Contemporary Art ROME.- The exhibition devoted to Giovanni Boldini (Ferrara, 1842 – Paris, 1931), from 4 March to 16 July at the Complesso del Vittoriano – Ala Brasini in Rome, is one of the most comprehensive and spectacular retrospectives of last decades, comprising over 150 works by Boldini and the most important artists of his time. Feminine charms,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2017

"FANTIN-LATOUR. À fleur de peau" au Musée de Grenoble

Henri Fantin-Latour, Capucines doubles, 1880. Huile sur toile. 62,8 x 42,5 cm, Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres © Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres GRENOBLE - Au musée du Luxembourg jusqu’au 12 février 2017, l’exposition FantinLatour. À fleur de peau sera présentée au musée de Grenoble à partir du 18 mars 2017. Cette rétrospective, qui rend hommage au plus célèbre peintre d’origine grenobloise du XIXe siècle, met en lumière, ce qui par-delà l’évidence de ses admirables bouquets de fleurs et de ses fascinants... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2017

Saint Louis Art Museum installs recently acquired Théodore Rousseau painting

Théodore Rousseau, French, 1812–1867; “Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne”, 1833; oil on canvas; 20 7/8 x 25 5/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy; and gift of Justina G. Catlin in memory of her husband, Daniel Catlin, by exchange 33:2016 ST. LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum recently installed Théodore Rousseau’s Pheasantry in the Forest of Compiègne, a significant work from the early career of the leading landscape painter of the Barbizon School. The... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2017

Rediscovered Rodin masterpiece soon at auction in Paris

Auguste Rodin, Andromède, 1887. Marble, 28.1 x 30.7 x 18.5 cm, from the Lynch de Morla family. Estimare €€800,000-1,200,000 (880,000-1,320,000 USD) © Artcurial. PARIS.- On 30th May, Artcurial will offer at auction Andromède, a rare Rodin marble sculpture with an extraordinary history. The long lost masterpiece, in the same familly for over 130 years, is estimated between € 800,000 - 1,200,000. In 1888, Chilean diplomat Carlos Morla Vicuña commissioned a marble bust of his young wife, Luisa, from Auguste... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2017

« Calme et Exaltation. Van Gogh dans la Collection Bührle » jusqu'au 17 septembre 2017 à la Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

Vincent van Gogh, Branches de marronniers en fleurs, 1890. Huile sur toile, 73 x 92 cm, F 820. Collection Fondation E. G. Bührle. ARLES - L’exposition « Calme et Exaltation. Van Gogh dans la Collection Bührle » présente huit tableaux de Vincent van Gogh. Cette sélection met en lumière, non seulement les différentes étapes dans la carrière de l’artiste néerlandais, mais également la vision d’un collectionneur, l’industriel suisse Emil Bührle (1890-1956), pour lequel représenter la progression stylistique d’un artiste à travers une... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

'Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time' at The Frick Collection

Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages Through Time brings together paintings, watercolors, sketchbooks, and prints. Photo: Michael Bodycomb. NEW YORK, NY.- Exploring a turning point in the career of Britain’s greatest land- and seascape painter of the nineteenth century, a major exhibition at The Frick Collection illuminates Joseph Mallord William Turner’s (1775–1851) distinctly modern approach to the theme of the port. Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages Through Time centers around the Frick’s... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2017

Exhibition in Dresden presents 19th-century paintings of Italy between Claude Lorrain, Turner and Böcklin

Max Klinger (1857–1920), Das Kolosseum in Rom, 1888, Öl auf Leinwand, 77 x 102 cm, Albertinum/Galerie Neue Meister, © SKD, Foto: Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut DRESDEN.- During the 19th century, Italy was a magnetic destination for many travellers from Northern Europe, including artists such as Carl Blechen, Camille Corot and William Turner, Oswald Achenbach and Max Klinger. In Germany, Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe fuelled the compulsion to head South with his "Italienische Reise" ("Italian Journey"), published... [Lire la suite]