14 mars 2020

Rijksmuseum purchases two Asian scroll paintings at the European Fine Art Fair

Tani Bunchō, copy of Xu Yanghong's One Hundred Children, 1804. AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has acquired a pair of Asian scroll paintings of the very highest quality at the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF). One is an 18th-century Chinese scroll painting showing one hundred children playing, making music, reading and writing, and the other is a 19th-century Japanese copy. The ‘one hundred children’ theme is well-known in Asian art – it symbolises fertility and the flourishing of the family. This acquisition was made possible... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2020

Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain

Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), Illustration for Oscar Wilde’s Salome 1893, The Peacock Skirt. Line block print on paper. Stephen Calloway. Photo: © Tate. LONDON - Tate Britain’s major new exhibition celebrates the brief but astonishing career of Aubrey Beardsley. Although he died tragically young at the age of just 25, Beardsley’s strange, sinuous black-and-white images have continued to shock and delight for over a century. Bringing together 200 spectacular works, this is the largest... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2020

National Gallery of Art celebrates Degas's love of the Paris Opéra in exhibition

Edgar Degas, The Curtain, c. 1880, pastel over charcoal and monotype on laid paper mounted on board, sheet: 29 x 33.3 cm (11 7/16 x 13 1/8 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.  WASHINGTON, DC.- Edgar Degas (1834–1917) is celebrated as the premier painter of dancers, a subject that dominated his art for nearly four decades. Degas's renowned images of the Paris Opéra are among the most sophisticated and visually compelling works he created. Celebrating the 350th anniversary... [Lire la suite]
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29 février 2020

Glyptotek tells the story of Denmark's enigmatic collector - Helge Jacobsen

Landscape from Saint-Rémy, 1889, Vincent van Gogh, SMK 1840 © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Depositum fra Statens Museum for Kunst, København COPENHAGEN.- Helge Jacobsen (1882-1946) is today unknown to most, overshadowed by his famous father, the brewer Carl Jacobsen. But as museum director and foundation chairman Helge Jacobsen has been of immeasurable importance for the arts in Denmark. He stated on several occasions that he saw it as his duty to continue the work of his father, but he also made it clear that he wanted to pursue... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

Exhibition of early European open-air painting reveals new scholarship and recently discovered works

Léon-François-Antoine Fleury, French, 1804 - 1858, The Tomb of Cecaelia Metella, c. 1830, oil on canvas,  National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Frank Anderson Trapp, National Gallery of Art, Washington.  WASHINGTON, DC.- An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, painting en plein air (in the open air) was a core practice for artists in Europe. Intrepid painters—developing their abilities to quickly capturing effects of light and atmosphere—made sometimes... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020

Exceptional acquisition for the Van Gogh Museum collection: Woman Bathing by Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917), Woman Bathing, c. 1886, pastel crayon on paper on cardboard, 72.5 cm x 57.2 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (purchase with the support of the BankGiro Loterij, the Mondrian Fund, the Triton Collection Foundation and the Members of The Yellow House Foundation). AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum has acquired an important pastel by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834–1917): Woman Bathing, c. 1886. The work presents an intimate view of a nude woman washing herself with a... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2020

The Met acquires rare inscribed vessel by David Drake

David Drake (ca. 1801–1870s). Stony Bluff Manufactory (Edgefield District, South Carolina). Storage jar, 1858. Alkaline-glazed stoneware. H: 22 5/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Ronald S. Kane Bequest, in memory of Berry B. Tracy, 2020. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased a rare stoneware storage jar by the enslaved African American potter and poet David Drake (ca. 1801–1870s), it was announced today. Made at the Stony Bluff Manufactory pottery site in Old Edgefield District, South... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

Musée d'Orsay acquires Gallen-Kallela masterpiece in Sotheby's private sale

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 - 1931), Palokärki (Great Black Woodpecker or Wilderness), 1892-94. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela's masterpiece Palokärki (Great Black Woodpecker or Wilderness) was acquired in a private sale by the Musée d'Orsay in France. The painting will now be part of the Musée's permanent collection, alongside other masters of the nineteenth and twentieth century, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Edgar Manet,... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2020

Weisman Museum presents 'Rodin and Women: Muses, Sirens, Lovers'

Auguste Rodin, Eve (small version), modeled 1883; Musée Rodin cast 7, 1967, bronze; Georges Rudier Foundry, lent by North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Gift the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. MALIBU, CA.- The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art is presenting Rodin and Women: Muses, Sirens, Lovers—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections from Saturday, January 18, until Sunday, March 29. The display is the final exhibition curated by Weisman Museum director Michael Zakian, who... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2020

Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum

Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748–1825). Bonaparte Crossing the Alps (Bonaparte franchissant le Grand- Saint-Bernard), 1801. Oil on canvas, 102 1/3 x 87 in. (261 x 221 cm). Collection of Château de Malmaison. Photo: Courtesy RMN-GP. BROOKLYN, NY.- The Brooklyn Museum is presenting Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley, an exhibition pairing an iconic painting from the Museum’s collection—Kehinde Wiley’s Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps (2005)—with its early nineteenth-century source image: Jacques-Louis David’s... [Lire la suite]
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