19 mai 2022

Michelangelo's first nude sells for $24.4 million

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures. Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. PARIS.- Christie’s Paris Old Masters sale began with the momentous sale of A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures by Michelangelo, selling for €23,162,000 / £19,645,462 / $24,380,019, establishing it as the most expensive work by the artist to have ever sold, the highest price ever achieved for a work on paper offered... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2022

A rediscovered Michelangelo drawing to be sold in Paris on 18 May 2022

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures. Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in. Estimate on request. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd. 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of a previously unknown drawing by Michelangelo, A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures, executed early in his career. This exceptionally rare work, one of the very few drawings by Michelangelo still in private hands, will be auctioned on 18 May... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2022

Ikon presents 'Carlo Crivelli, Shadows on the Sky', 23 February — 29 May 2022

Carlo Crivelli, The Vision of the Blessed Gabriele (c. 1489). Egg and oil on poplar, 141 × 87 cm. © The National Gallery, London. NG668. Ikon presents the first exhibition in the UK dedicated to the work of Renaissance artist Carlo Crivelli. Shadows on the Sky highlights his experimental use of perspective, trompe l’oeil (optical illusion) and sculptural relief to create illusions of illusionism. Such cleverness was conveyed with consummate craftsmanship and foiled by an extraordinary elegance. Crivelli’s paintings both... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2022

A group of five gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, French or German, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 26. A group of five gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, French or German, late 19th-early 20th century; The largest: 2. 3/4 in. (7 cm.) high; 5. 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) wide; 3. 1/4 in. (8 cm.) deep. Price Realised GBP 4,375 (Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500). © Christie's 2022 Of various sizes and colours and comprising various specimens including Tiger's Eye, all of rectangular form with ball feet. Christie's. The Collector, 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2022
05 septembre 2021

"Botticelli, Artiste et designer" au musée Jacquemart-André, du 10 septembre 2021 au 24 janvier 2022

PARIS - À l’automne 2021, le musée Jacquemart-André célébrera le génie créatif de Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510) et l’activité de son atelier, en exposant une quarantaine d’œuvres de ce peintre raffiné accompagnées de quelques peintures de ses contemporains florentins sur lesquels Botticelli eut une influence particulière. La carrière de Botticelli, devenu l’un des plus grands artistes de Florence, témoigne du rayonnement et des changements profonds qui transforment la cité sous les Médicis.  Botticelli est sans doute l’un... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2021

'The Late Gothic Era: The Birth of Modernity' at Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie until 3 october 2021

BERLIN - Gemäldegalerie is holding the first ever comprehensive exhibition in the German-speaking world on late Gothic art. Featuring some 130 objects – including impressive loans and key works from the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – the show will juxtapose various artistic genres and media, revealing the full breadth of the media innovations of the 15th century and the art of the late Gothic era. The exhibition will revolve around the progressive tendencies of the long transition period between the Middle Ages... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2021

The Bavarian State Painting Collections restitute Nazi-looted painting

St Florian, 1480. Softwood, 125.3 x 65.2 cm (painted surface; the panel, cropped on all sides, has been added to on the left, right and bottom; original state 121.5 x 56.7 cm). Photo: Johannes Haslinger, Bavarian State Painting Collections. MUNICH.- In April 2021 a late medieval wooden panel depicting Saint Florian, formerly in the ownership of the art dealer A. S. Drey, was restituted to the legal successors, i.e. to the community of heirs of the art dealer A. S. Drey. The work is to be handed over to a legal representative... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2020

Sotheby's to offer Sandro Botticelli's Renaissance masterpiece 'Young Man Holding a Roundel'

Sandro Botticelli, Young Man Holding a Roundel. Estimated to sell for in excess of $80 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- It was in Early Renaissance Italy that portraits of notable individuals first came to be considered high art. Florentine master Sandro Botticelli was at the forefront of this transformation, depicting his subjects in the second half of the 15th century with unprecedented directness and insight – decades before Leonardo da Vinci painted his enduring Mona Lisa.Botticelli was... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2020

Mauritshuis acquires Portrait of Jakob Omphalius by Batholomäus Bruyn

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder (1493-1555), Portraits of Jakob Omphalius (1500-1567) and Elisabeth Bellinghausen, circa 1538-1539, oil on panels, 34, 5 x 24 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague © 2020 Mauritshuis THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis has acquired a portrait of Jakob Omphalius, painted by Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder. This reunites a husband and wife who were separated at an auction almost 125 years ago.The Cologne painter Bruyn immortalised Jakob and his fiancée Elisabeth shortly before their... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2020

Exhibition at Groeningemuseum focuses on Jan van Eyck's Bruges period

BRUGES.- By means of archive documents and recent research results, this exhibition sheds new light on the intriguing life and work of the famous Flemish primitive Jan van Eyck.EXHIBITIONMusea Brugge holds two of Jan Van Eyck’s most famous works in its collection: 'Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele' and 'Portrait of Margareta van Eyck'. Moreover, Musea Brugge recently acquired a 'Virgin with Child in an Interior', painted by a follower of Van Eyck. To mark the Van Eyck Year 2020, these three works have been brought... [Lire la suite]