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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29 mai 2019

Marble sculpture by Michelangelo to remain at The Met for another 10 years

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Cupid, ca. 1490. Marble. Overall (wt confirmed): H. 37 x W. 13 1/4 x D. 14 in., 177lb. (94 x 33.7 x 35.6cm, 80.2867kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lent by the French State, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (L.2009.40) NEW YORK, NY.- The Cultural services of the French Embassy and The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the renewal of a loan agreement pertaining to one of the earliest known works by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) that is also his sole... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2019

Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

The Annunciation (detail; 1425–26), Fra Angelico. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. © 2019. Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID - The exhibition Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance will investigate the beginnings of the Florentine Renaissance art in the 1420s and 1430s with the friar painter Fra Angelico at the centre of the story. Fra Angelico is one of the great masters of Renaissance art and responsible for its early achievements in Florence alongside the painters Masaccio,... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

'Broderies de tradition byzantine en Roumanie du XVe au XVIIe siècle, Autour de l’étendard d’Étienne le Grand' au Louvre

Voile d’iconostase offert par Étienne le Grand : L’Ascension. Atelier de Moldavie, monastère de Putna, 1er avril 1484. Broderie à fils d’argent, d’argent doré et de soie polychrome sur support de soie rouge. H. 118 ; L. 151 cm. © Monastère de Putna, Roumanie Dans le cadre de la Saison France-Roumanie 2019 et à l’occasion du prêt emblématique par la Roumanie de la Bannière de saint Georges du prince Étienne le Grand, l’exposition se propose de mettre en valeur le caractère exceptionnel des collections roumaines de... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Caravaggio's ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa loaned for exhibition in Munich

Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio (1571 - 1610), Medusa, called Medusa Murtola, 1597. Canvas on panel, diameter 44.68 cm. Private collection. MUNICH.- Last week—quite literally at the eleventh hour—the Bavarian State Painting Collections received news that the Italian Ministry of the Interior and the authorities for cultural-heritage protection in Milan and Rome have granted permission for Caravaggio’s world-famous ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa to leave the country and feature as... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 4 500 000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. Kress.Ex-collection Contini Bonacossi.Ex-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: Both... [Lire la suite]