19 août 2018

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum explores the relationship between Monet and Boudin

MADRID.- The monographic exhibition Monet / Boudin presented by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza offers visitors the first opportunity to discover the relationship between the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) and his master Eugène Boudin (Honfleur, 1824 - Deauville, 1898), the most important representative of mid-19th-century French plein air painting. This joint presentation of their work not only aims to cast light on Monet’s formative years, in which Boudin played an... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Kröller-Müller Museum sheds new light on the work of French artist Odilon Redon

Exhibition view Odilon Redon. La littérature et la musique. Photo: Marjon Gemmeke. © Kröller-Müller Museum. OTTERLO.- In Odilon Redon. La littérature et la musique, the Kröller-Müller Museum sheds new light on the oeuvre of French artist Odilon Redon (Bordeaux 1840-Paris 1916). With a large number of paintings, pastels, drawings and lithographs, the exhibition shows the important role that literature and music play in Redon’s life and work. Appealing to the senses Redon is a painter, pastelist, draughtsman... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2018

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840)

Lot 135. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris), Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840), signed center right: J.B. Greuze, and inscribed on the reverse: F.J. van ertborn ætate XXI / Greuze pinxit anno MDCCCIV, oil on panel, 25 1/2 by 20 15/16 in.; 64.8 by 53.2 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Lot sold 938,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840), 1804;Comte Charles de Bergeyck,... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2018

Landmark Monet exhibition to premiere at Denver Art Museum

Claude Monet, Path in the Wheat Fields at Pourville (Chemin dans les blés à Pourville), 1882. Oil paint on canvas; 23 x 30-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, 2016.365. DENVER, COLO.- The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades when it presents Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, in the fall of 2019. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2018

One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

Lot 209. Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A., The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, Watercolour over traces of pencil, heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out, 308 by 469mm. Estimate £1,200,000-1,800,000. Lot sold £2,050,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s, a stunning Swiss landscape by Britain’s favourite artist, J.M.W. Turner sold for £2 million, among the top prices ever achieved for a watercolour by the artist. Created in the final years of the artist’s life and widely... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine. Courtesy Agnews Truly “iconic” paintings define an artist’s oeuvre, are milestones in an artistic movement and pivotal images in history. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s haunting image of Proserpine is one such picture that should be regarded as no less than an icon of European art – representing the artist at the zenith of his originality and one of the most immediately recognizable images of the nineteenth century. The painting tells the story of the mythological goddess Proserpine, daughter of... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2018

The Leopold Museum opens a comprehensive exhibition of Gustav Klimt's work

Gustav Klimt, Friends I (Sisters), detail, 1907 © Klimt-Foundation, Vienna | Photo: Klimt-Foundation, Vienna. VIENNA.- Marking the transition from historicism to Jugendstil, Gustav Klimt’s oeuvre shaped the beginning of modern art in Vienna. 100 years after his death, the Leopold Museum pays tribute to the figurehead of the period of “Vienna around 1900” with a comprehensive exhibition divided into eight thematic emphases and illustrating all the periods of the artist’s oeuvre by means of some 35 paintings, 90... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2018

A silver-gilt-mounted hardstone cup, possibly created by Edward Farrell in the early 19th century

Lot 102. Property from the Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. A silver-gilt-mounted hardstone cup, possibly created by Edward Farrell in the early 19th century, incorporating 16th century elements, after a design by Virgil Solis; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000 (USD 159,120 - USD 238,680). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The agate carved as a turbo shell surmounted by the figure of Neptune holding a cornucopia and a trident, astride a... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814

Lot 25. Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814, white marble, on a white marble socle, 53cm., 20 7/8 in. including the socle. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Provenance: John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (1753-1821), early 1815;John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor, and Lady Isabella Caroline Campbell, née Howard (1771-1848), eldest daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, Wales;John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

One of J.M.W. Turner's greatest watercolours to be offered at Sotheby's

JMW Turner, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, 1842. Estimate: £1,200,000 - 1,800,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This July, Sotheby’s will present at auction one of the greatest and most beautiful watercolours by J.M.W. Turner left in private hands. Commissioned in 1842, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen is part of a celebrated group of 25 ‘finished’ Swiss landscapes that Turner made during the final decade of his life - a collection of works widely considered the pinnacle of the artist’s achievements in the medium.... [Lire la suite]