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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29 mai 2020

"Turner, peintures et aquarelles Collections de la Tate" au Musée Jacquemart-André

Turner, peintures et aquarelles. Collections de la Tate au Musée Jacquemart-André PARIS.- En 2020, le musée Jacquemart-André présente une rétrospective de Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). Incontestablement le plus grand représentant de l’âge d’or de l’aquarelle anglaise, il en exploita les effets de lumière et de transparence sur les paysages anglais ou les lagunes vénitiennes. Cette exposition révèle le rôle qu’ont joué les aquarelles dans la vie et l’art de Turner, des oeuvres de jeunesse qu’il envoya à la... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2020

Deeply personal collection of works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century to be offered at Sotheby's

  LONDON.- The passion for collecting often knows no bounds. In the case of Czech-born Albin Schram (1926-2005), that passion was not only boundless, but also intensely personal. From small ink musings to studies for major works of art, the wonderful array of sketches assembled by Schram was borne out of a fascination with the lesser known personalities of historic greats. Together, they reveal the private sides to some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Edgar Degas, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Félix... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A Vatican workshops micromosaic and gilt bronze centre table, Rome, mid-19th century

A Vatican workshops micromosaic and gilt bronze centre table presented by Pope Pius IX to King George V and Queen Marie of Hanover, Rome, mid-19th century. H. 32 in., W. 42 in., D. 42 in.; 81.3 cm., 106.7 cm., 106.7 cm. Price on Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. the circular slate top finely inlaid with sprays of early summer flowers, supported by three winged term figures festooned with floral swags on a platform centred by a trophy of the Papal attributes. Provenance: The Royal House of Hanover;Munich,... [Lire la suite]
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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]