06 octobre 2015

"Chevaliers et bombardes" au musée de l'Armée

Chevaliers et bombardes : Affiche. PARIS - En pleine guerre de Cent Ans, le 25 octobre 1415, la bataille d’Azincourt sonne le glas de l’armée féodale. Un siècle plus tard, l’artillerie de François 1 er joue un rôle décisif dans la victoire contre les piquiers suisses à Marignan en 1515. En un siècle, les armées, la tactique et les institutions militaires ont subi de profondes transformations et innovations techniques, reflets des bouleversements qui ont affecté le pouvoir politique, la société et l’économie du pays. ... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2015

Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books to exhibit museum-quality treasures at Frieze Masters 2015

St. John on Patmos, f. 8 from a Book of Hours, use of Rome, Alternative Attribution, 24 x 15 cm, 1490 - 1500. Image courtesy of  Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books.  LONDON.- Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books will join the impressive roster of international exhibitors at this year’s Frieze Masters, which will take place from 14th-18th October 2015 in Regent’s Park, London. Positioned alongside its contemporary counterpart, Frieze Masters offers a modern lens on historical art. Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books will accentuate... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2015

Getty Museum acquires rare medieval sculpture by the Master of the Rimini Altarpiece

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of a rare medieval alabaster statuette. Saint Philip by the Master of the Rimini Altarpiece is just under 17 inches tall and dates to about 1420-30. This exquisite sculpture is currently on view at the Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- In medieval times, fine carvings in alabaster were amongst the most prized and sought after works of art. A soft stone that can be carved in the finest detail, alabaster was often used for small figures such as... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

New scientific research dispels myths surrounding portrait by Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (born 1444 - died 1510), Portrait of a Lady known as Smeralda Bandinelli,  c.1470-5, tempera on panel, CAI.100. Victoria & Albert museum © V&A Images.  LONDON.- New scientific research undertaken by V&A experts has uncovered tantalising details beneath the paint layers of Sandro Botticelli’s Portrait of a Lady known as Smeralda Bandinelli (c.1470-5), which has been in the Museum’s collection for over a century. The findings dispel a longstanding... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci's 'La Bella Principessa' has Mona Lisa smile

The study reveals that the subject of La Bella Principessa, painted by da Vinci before the Mona Lisa in the late 15th Century, also has an ‘uncatchable’ smile, in which the shape of her mouth appears to change according to view point. SHEFFIELD.- Mona Lisa might be famous for her enigmatic expression, but hers is not the only 'uncatchable smile' Leonardo da Vinci created, according to experts. Academics at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sunderland have studied a lesser-known painting by the... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2015

Exhibition at National Gallery to offer culmination of three years of research on Francesco Botticini altarpiece

Francesco Botticini, The Assumption of the Virgin, Probably about 1475-6. Tempera on wood, 228.6 x 377.2 cm. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- With a record-breaking 6.4 million visits during 2014, the National Gallery remains committed to researching its collection and offering visitors a unique insight into the history and many stories that still lay undiscovered in its paintings. The exhibition 'Visions of Paradise: Botticini’s Palmieri Altarpiece' (on view from November 4th to February 16th 2016) is the... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

Workshop of Gentile Bellini (Venice 1429 (?) - 1507), Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II with a young dignitary

Workshop of Gentile Bellini (Venice 1429 (?) - 1507), Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II with a young dignitary, oil on pine panel, 33 by 45.7 cm.; 13 by 18 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Christian von Mechel (1737–1817), Basel;Acquired from the above by a forebear of the present owner in 1807;Thence by family descent to the present owner. Literature: F. Babinger, 'Ein Weiteres Sultansbild von Gentile Bellini?', in Österreichische Akademie... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2015

Palazzo Reale presents the most important exhibition ever devoted to Leonardo da Vinci

MILAN.- The extraordinary exhibition is the biggest and most important Leonardo show ever to be held in Italy. It is on view to the public at Palazzo Reale. The result of more than five years of hard work, the exhibition is curated by Pietro C. Marani and Maria Teresa Fiorio, two of the most important art historians specializing in the study of this Renaissance genius. It brings together over two hundred artworks from around one hundred museums and institutions throughout the world which, given the exceptional nature... [Lire la suite]