09 janvier 2021

"Peintres femmes, 1780-1830" au Musée du Luxembourg

Autoportrait, Julie Duvidal de Montferrier. © Beaux-Arts de Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/image Beaux-Arts de Paris   On croit volontiers qu’après la gloire d’Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun liée à l’Ancien Régime, il faut attendre la deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle pour trouver des peintres femmes aussi remarquables. Pourtant, c’est entre 1780 et 1830, que le combat de ces dernières a trouvé ses racines : le droit à la formation, la professionnalisation, une existence publique et une place sur le marché de l’art. Les artistes femmes... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2020

"Magritte / Renoir. Le surréalisme en plein soleil' au Musée de l'Orangerie

René Magritte (1898-1967), La Préméditation, 1943. Huile sur toile, 55 × 46 cm. Collection particulière. © Photothèque R. Magritte / Adagp Images, Paris, 2021 Les musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie organisent une exposition consacrée à la "Période Renoir" de René Magritte, engagée à partir de 1943 jusqu’en 1947. Première exposition à montrer de façon complète un chapitre de l’œuvre de Magritte encore largement méconnu, elle permet de confronter les œuvres de Magritte à celles d’Auguste Renoir qui l’ont... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2020

Culturally significant sculpture Death of Cleopatra saved from export

Henri de Triqueti (1803-1874), 'Death of Cleopatra', 19th century, ivory and bronze. LONDON.- Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has placed a temporary export bar on ivory sculpture titled ‘Death of Cleopatra’ by a highly appreciated figure in 19th century art.Henri de Triqueti was a notable and influential artist of the era who sought patronage among the royal family. His standing and knowledge earned him the respect of Prince Albert, and his greatest works include the marbles produced for the Albert Memorial... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2020

'Wild at Heart. Romanticism in Switzerland' at Kunsthaus Zürich

Ford Madox Brown, Manfred on the Jungfrau, 1841/1861. Oil on canvas, 140.2 x 115 cm, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, Gift of Mr Frederick William Jackson. From 13 November 2020 to 14 February 2021 the Kunsthaus will be turning the spotlight on Romanticism, with an exhibition of over 150 works spanning the arc from Henry Fuseli to Alexandre Calame and the early Arnold Böcklin. It reveals the considerable contribution made by Swiss artists to the development of European landscape painting, follows them to... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

MFA Boston Offers Once-in-a-Generation Chance to See Entire Collection of 35 Paintings by Monet

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), Grainstack (Sunset), 1891. Oil on canvas, Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON—Claude Monet (1840–1926) found extraordinary beauty in settings both mundane and majestic, and he shared that vision—that enthusiasm for the here and now—in paintings that changed the course of art. Perhaps no other artist has captured Boston’s imagination as enduringly as the beloved Impressionist master. On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2020

MFA Boston Presents "Cézanne: In and Out of Time"

Nature morte de pêches et poires (Still life with Peaches and Pears), about 1885-87, by Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906) Oil on canvas. Private Collection/Bridgeman Images. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cézanne: In and Out of Time (November 11, 2020–February 28, 2021) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), places 12 paintings by Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906)—five from the MFA’s collection and seven from private collections—in dialogue with eight works by his peers and forebears, highlighting aspects of the... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2020

An ormolu-mounted Sicilian red coral branch, French, First half 19th century

Lot 4. An ormolu-mounted Sicilian red coral branch, French, First half 19th century; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,890 - USD 3,150). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. coral; on a later green marble base, the base not affixed. Provenance: A private collection, Europe, acquired in London, 1980s. Note: Coral, fished from the coastal waters of Sicily, was prized from the Middle Ages for its amuletic power to ward off evil. Christie's. Finch and Co’s Cabinet of... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

Huntington acquires newly discovered John Singleton Copley painting

John Singleton Copley (1738–1815), Mrs. Mary Robinson in the Character of a Nun, ca. 1780. Oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. SAN MARINO, CA.- The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired a newly discovered painting by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) depicting celebrated 18th-century British actress Mary Robinson, as well as works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (ca. 1855–1920) and... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2020

Exceptional collection of Post-Impressionist art on view in Canada for the first time

Paul Signac (1863-1935), Sainte-Anne (Saint-Tropez), 1903, oil on canvas. Private collection. MONTREAL.- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts invites visitors on a journey to the artistic effervescence of France at the turn of the 20th century with its exhibition Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants. Through over 500 works from an outstanding private collection, including the largest set of works by Paul Signac, the public will discover a magnificent body of paintings and graphic... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

The National Gallery acquires painting by Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro, (1830 - 1903), Late afternoon in our Meadow, 1887. Oil on canvas, 54 x 65 cm © The National Gallery, London.  LONDON.- On the 190th birthday of Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), the National Gallery has announced the acquisition of his Late afternoon in our Meadow (1887) which has been on loan to the Gallery since November 2019.This is the 12th painting by Pissarro to enter the National Gallery’s collection and it has been acquired through a hybrid Acceptance in Lieu with the support of a generous... [Lire la suite]
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