01 janvier 2017

Scottish National Gallery welcomes in the New Year with Turner exhibition

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), Sea View, mid-1820s. Watercolour and gouache on blue paper, 13.5 x 19 cm. Collection: Scottish National Gallery, Henry Vaughan Bequest 1900. Photo: © National Galleries of Scotland | Antonia Reeve. EDINBURGH.- The Scottish National Gallery will again welcome in the New Year with the opening of Turner in January: The Vaughan Bequest, the long-standing annual tradition which sees an outstanding collection of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) displayed for the duration of the... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2016

National Portrait Gallery to stage first major exhibition devoted entirely to Cézanne's portraits

Boy in a Red Waistcoat, 1888-90 by Paul Cézanne © National Gallery of Art, Washington. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1995.47.5 LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first exhibition devoted entirely to portraits by Paul Cézanne, it was announced today, Thursday 8 December 2016. This major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, will bring together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne's portraits from collections across the... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2016

Outstanding Monet pastel acquired by National Galleries of Scotland under Acceptance in Lieu scheme

  Claude Monet (1840-1926), Etretat, L’Aigulle et La Porte d’Aval, c.1885. Pastel on paper, 39 x 23 cm. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the estate of Miss Valerie Middleton and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery, 2016.  EDINBURGH.- A rare pastel of outstanding quality by the great Impressionist artist Claude Monet is to be unveiled this week at the Scottish National Gallery. This subtle and atmospheric work, a quiet masterpiece produced by the artist at a crucial transitional... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2016

Van Gogh Museum purchases neo-impressionist painting by Paul Signac

Paul Signac, The “Ponton de la Félicité” at Asnières (Opus n. 143), 1886. AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum recently purchased a work by Van Gogh’s contemporary Paul Signac (1863-1935), The “Ponton de la Félicité” at Asnières (Opus no. 143), 1886, at the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held by Christie’s, New York. Signac depicted the banks of the River Seine at Asnières in fresh complementary colours in the then ground-breaking pointillist technique. Georges Seurat was the originator of this innovative method... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2016

Vincent Van Gogh painting with a special Christmas message returns home

Vincent van Gogh, New Church and old houses in The Hague, 1883, oil on canvas/panel, 35.5 x 26.2 cm, Albricht Art Gallery Oosterbeek collection ZUNDERT.- After more than half a century, a genuine Van Gogh painting can once again be seen in Zundert. The Vincent van GoghHuis will be exhibiting The New Church and old houses in The Hague (1883) from 21 December 2016 to 29 January 2017. The work, which has a special Christmas message, has been loaned by the Albricht Art Gallery in Oosterbeek.  The museum in... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2016

National Gallery of Denmark acquires important work by Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, After the Storm, 1817. COPENHAGEN.- The National Gallery of Denmark has received a spectacular gift: a painting by one of the most important landscape artists ever to come out of Germany, Caspar David Friedrich. The acquisition is nothing short of marvellous, says SMK director Mikkel Bogh, and in fact the painting came into the museum’s hands through something of a coincidence.  The SMK collections are now enriched by an important new work. Thanks to truly extraordinary support from the... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2016

The youth of Impressionism: Works by Frédéric Bazille on view in Paris

Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870), Scène d'été, 1869. Huile sur toile. H. 158 ; L. 158 cm. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum © President and Fellows of Harvard College PARIS - Comment regarder l’œuvre de Frédéric Bazille, peintre né en 1841 à Montpellier, et mort au combat en 1870 lors de la guerre franco-prussienne, quelques jours avant son vingt-neuvième anniversaire ? Fils de la bourgeoisie protestante montpelliéraine, jeune homme caricaturé comme indolent par son entourage, esprit éclairé... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2016

Het Noordbrabants Museum acquires exceptional watercolour by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, The garden of the vicarage at Nuenen, 1885, Het Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH.- Het Noordbrabants Museum recently acquired from a private collection The garden of the vicarage at Nuenen by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). The work of October-November 1885 is the last known watercolour Van Gogh produced in Nuenen and occupies a special place in his oeuvre. This acquisition – the most important purchase ever made by Het Noordbrabants Museum – underlines our ambition to offer a... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2016

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827 - 1875), Le Chinois (Bust of a Chinese Man)

Lot 73. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827 - 1875), Le Chinois (Bust of a Chinese Man). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. inscribed: Susse Frs Edts / Paris / Cire Perdue and stamped with the Susse pastille; bronze, green-brown patina; 62cm., 24 3/8 in. Notes: This beautiful bust of a young Chinese man, finely cast in bronze, represents a high point of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's small oeuvre of ethnographic sculpture.   Carpeaux made two versions of Le Chinois.... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2016

Camille Pissarro, "Le premier des impressionnistes" au musée Marmottan Monet

Camille Pissarro, "Le premier des impressionnistes" au musée Marmottan Monet. Affiche. « Ce qui fait que sortons peut-être tous de Pissarro. Il a eu la veine de naître aux Antilles, là, il a appris le dessin sans maître. Il m’a raconté tout ça. En 65, déjà il éliminait le noir, le bitume, la terre de Sienne et les ocres. C’est un fait. Ne peins jamais qu’avec les trois couleurs primaires et leurs dérivés immédiats. Me disait-il. C’est lui, oui, le premier impressionniste.» Paul Cézanne, «Conversations avec Cézanne» - Propos... [Lire la suite]
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