14 novembre 2019

Monet's $28 million 'Charing Cross Bridge' leads Sotheby's $209 million Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Lot 8. Claude Monet, Charing Cross Bridge, signed Claude Monet and dated 1903, lower left, oil on canvas, 65 by 100.3 cm. Painted in 1903. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 USD. Sold for 27,600,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Yesterday’s sale was led by Claude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge from 1903, which sold for $27.6 million, one of the finest examples from Monet’s seminal London series ever to appear at auction. Previously in the collection of Andrea Klepetar-Fallek for the past 40 years, the... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2019

'Pre-Raphaelite Sisters' Presents A New Narrative of the Iconic Art Movement

Elizabeth Siddal is the model in John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1865-66, oil on canvas, 76 x 110 cm. Courtesy: National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON - The male artists of the 19th-century movement are collectively known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. But what about the sisters? Elizabeth Siddal, Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Gray, Joanna Wells – some have made it into the art history books, but the stories of others remain largely untold. For the first time ever, this major Pre-Raphaelite exhibition celebrates... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2019

Exhibition presents first reassessment of James Tissot's oeuvre in 20 years

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- James Tissot (1836–1902) was one of the most celebrated French artists during the 19th century, yet he is less known than many of his contemporaries today. Presenting new scholarship on the artist’s oeuvre, technique, and remarkable life, James Tissot: Fashion & Faith provides a critical reassessment of Tissot through a 21st-century lens. The exhibition, co-organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, includes approximately 60 paintings in... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2019

Kimbell exhibition reveals Renoir's mastery of the human form

FORT WORTH, TX.- Renoir: The Body, The Senses is the first major exhibition ever to focus on the artist's lifelong treatment of the nude. The exhibition, debuting on the centenary of the artist's death, provides new perspectives about Renoir's stylistic trajectory through the lens of the singular subject. Over the course of his career, Renoir rendered bustling cityscapes, captured portraits and impressions of fashionable society, and recorded fleeting atmospheric effects upon landscape, but his overarching preoccupation was the... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2019

Major exhibition tells the tale of the two great modern sculptors Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen

MILAN.- The Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala, Intesa Sanpaolo’s museum in Milan, presents the exhibition Canova and Thorvaldsen: The birth of modern sculpture, on display from 25 October 2019 to 15 March 2020, curated by Stefano Grandesso and Fernando Mazzocca.Canova and Thorvaldsen. The birth of modern sculpture tells the story of the two great sculptors; Italian Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Danish Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844); their rivalry and how they transformed the very idea of sculpture and its techniques to... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

Städel Museum opens an extensive exhibition of works by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Self portrait, 1887. Oil on cardboard, mounted on parqueted wood panel, 41 x 32.5, cm, The Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Winterbotham Collection, 1954.326. FRANKFURT.- From 23 October 2019 to 16 February 2020, the Städel Museum is devoting an extensive exhibition to the painter Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). It focuses on the creation of the “legend of Van Gogh” around 1900 as well as his significance to modern art in Germany. Featuring 50 of his key works, it is the... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2019

The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin on view in London

LONDON.- This landmark exhibition of major loans from museums and private collections throughout the world shows how Gauguin used portraits primarily to express himself and his ideas about art.Although he was fully aware of the Western portrait tradition, Gauguin was rarely interested in exploring his sitters’ social standing, personality, or family background, which had been among the main reasons for making portraits in the past.From sculptures in ceramics and wood to paintings and drawings, an extraordinary range of media... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2019

Toulouse-Lautrec, Résolument moderne au Grand Palais

Toulouse-Lautrec, Résolument moderne au Grand Palais, affiche de l’exposition © Affiche de la Réunion des musées nationauxGrand Palais, 2019 PARIS - Exposition coproduite par la Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais et les musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie avec le soutien exceptionnel de la ville d’Albi et du musée Toulouse-Lautrec. Exposition conçue avec le concours exceptionnel de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, détentrice de l’ensemble de l’œuvre lithographié de Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Trois rejets... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2019

Exhibition at Kunstmuseum Den Haag examines Claude Monet's garden paintings

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Wisteria, 1917-1920, oil on canvas, 150,5 x 200,5 cm, Kunstmuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- Everyone knows Claude Monet’s world-famous paintings of water lilies. But how many have seen these explosions of colour in person and lost themselves in the reflections of Monet’s water lily pond, no longer certain where the water begins and the sky ends? The last large-scale Monet exhibition in the Netherlands was held thirty years ago. Many of the paintings of his famous garden have never been shown in this... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

Van Gogh and company arrive at the Columbia Museum of Art

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), Self-Portrait, 1887. Oil on canvas, 40.3 x 34 cm. Wasdworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, Gift of Philip L.Goodwin in memory of his mother, Josephine S. Goodwin, 1954.189. © Allen Phillips / Wasdworth Atheneum COLUMBIA, SC.- The Columbia Museum of Art presents the major exhibition Van Gogh and His Inspirations, on view Friday, October 4, 2019, through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Organized by the CMA and presented by the Blanchard Family, Van Gogh and His... [Lire la suite]