02 septembre 2019

Verrocchio's First Comprehensive Exhibition Explores His Innovation in Renaissance Art and Culture at National Gallery of Art

Andrea del Verrocchio, Putto Poised on a Globe, c. 1480, terra cruda (unbaked clay), overall: 75 x 38.3 x 23 cm (29 1/2 x 15 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection. Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art presents Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence, the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States on Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435–1488), the innovative artist, painter, sculptor, and teacher whose pupils included Leonardo da... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2019

Artificial intelligence uncovers new details about Old Master paintings

The Ghent Altarpiece closed. Credit: Copyright holder, Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, www.lukasweb.be – Art in Flanders; photo Dominique Provost. LONDON.- Artificial intelligence has been used to analyse high-resolution digital x-ray images of the world famous Ghent Altarpiece, as part of an investigative project led by UCL. The finding is expected to improve our understanding of art masterpieces and provide new opportunities for art investigation, conservation and presentation. Researchers from the National Gallery,... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

National Gallery reveals images of ‘abandoned’ angel and Christ underneath The Virgin of the Rocks

Left: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Virgin of the Rocks (1491–99, 1506–08), National Gallery version, © The National Gallery, London. Right: Virgin of the Rocks - tracing of the lines relating to underdrawing for the first composition, incorporating information from all technical images. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- New scientific research by the National Gallery into Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks (about 1491/2-9 and 1506-8) has expanded our knowledge of the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2019

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna presents works by Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 Maaseyck near Maastricht – 1441 Bruges), Madonna and Child at the Fountain (detail). 19 x 12 cm, incl. original frame: 24,8 x 18,1 cm. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp KMSKA © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Dominique Provost. VIENNA.- The exhibition presents three of the circa twenty extant works by Jan van Eyck, offering a glimpse of the art produced during the reign of Duke Philip the Good, when the Burgundian Low Countries witnessed a unique flowering of courtly and urban civilisation. Jan... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2019

Painting of Saint Roch by Bartolomeo della Gatta in Horne Museum restored thanks to Friends of Florence

Bartolomeo della Gatta (1448-1502), Saint Roch, 15th century, Museo Horne, Florence. Detail after restoration. FLORENCE.- Bartolomeo della Gatta’s 15th-century panel painting of Saint Roch has been returned to the Museo Horne in Florence following a multifaceted restoration process. The restoration by Valeria Cocchetti and Daniele Ciappi, under the supervision of the Soprintendenza di Firenze, was made possible thanks to donations by Donna Curry, Mary Mochary, and Donato Massaro through the Friends of... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

Major Botticelli and Ghirlandaio conservation unveiled at The Bass, Miami Beach

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (Sandro Botticelli, 1444/45-1510) and Domenico di Tommaso Bigordi (Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1449-1494), Coronation of the Virgin, c. 1492. Tempera and oil on plaster, mounted on canvas,106 x 69 in. Collection of The Bass.Gift of John and Johanna Bass, 1963.001. MIAMI BEACH, FLA.- The Bass Museum of Art unveiled the recent conservation of the Coronation of the Virgin (c. 1492), a Renaissance altarpiece by Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (Sandro Botticelli,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art at London Art Week, 2019

England, Nottingham, Relief with the Adoration of the Magi, 15th century. Alabaster, with original polychrome and gilding, H. 39 x W. 24.8 cm, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week.  Virgin and Child, France, Mussy sur Seine (Aube), c. 1330, Limestone, with original polychrome and gilding, H. 94 x W. 32.5 x D. 22 cm, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week.  Provenance: Private collection, France. Luis de Morales (Badajoz... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2019

Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance at the National Gallery, London

LONDON - This summer, the National Gallery, as part of its Spanish season, will show a select number of works by Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501), one of Spain’s most innovative and accomplished painters active in the second half of the 15th century.  Bartolomé de Cárdenas was more commonly known as ‘Bermejo’ – meaning ‘reddish’ in Spanish – probably referring to a distinctive physical feature such as red hair or a ruddy complexion. He was born in Cordoba but was principally active in the Crown of Aragon, working... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2019

Getty Museum acquires Veit Stoss Corpus Christi, intends to acquire Wright of Derby painting

Corpus Christi (Face Detail), about 1490-1500, wood, by Veit Stoss (1447 –1533). LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today its intent to acquire Two Boys with a Bladder, about 1769-70, a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, which has not been on public view since the 18th century and was previously unknown to scholars. The Museum also announced the acquisition of Corpus Christi, about 1490-1500, a small-scale wooden sculpture depicting the crucified body of Christ by Veit Stoss. “These two works of... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2019

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Benois Madonna' returns to Italy after 35 years

Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Benois Madonna', between 1478 and 1480. Oil on canvas, 49.5 cm × 33 cm (19.5 in × 13 in), Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. FABRIANO.- In the year of the 500th anniversary of his death, the youth masterpiece of the Tuscan Maestro returns to Italy, 35 years after his only exhibition at the 13th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference in Fabriano. The Hermitage therefore, unlike others, has chosen to celebrate the genius of the great... [Lire la suite]
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