04 août 2016

Donatello, Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, ca. 1455–1460

Donatello (Italian, Florence ca. 1386–1466 Florence), Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, ca. 1455–1460. Bronze, 12 5/8 × 16 7/16 × 2 1/2 in. (32.1 × 41.7 × 6.3 cm) Weight: 5.64 kg. Victoria and Albert Museum, London (8552-1863) © Victoria and Albert Museum, London This extraordinary Lamentation group was probably made during Donatello’s stay in Siena from about 1455 to 1459. It may be associated with the set of bronze doors that he embarked on during those years, perhaps as a test piece; or it could have... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2016

Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Saint Jerome, 1470s

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Siena 1439–1501 Siena), Saint Jerome, 1470s. Bronze, 21 5/8 × 14 11/16 in. (55 × 37.3 cm) Frame: 41 1/2 × 29 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (105.4 × 74.9 × 11.4 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1957.14.12 © National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Francesco di Giorgio created a magnificent series of bronze reliefs that show him attempting to use the medium for complicated narratives and that demonstrate his profound knowledge of Donatello’s work.... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

Bowes Museum acquires "St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child"

Dieric Bouts the Elder (Haarlem c.1415 – Louvain 1475), St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, circa 1440-1475. Oil on canvas (transferred from panel in 1899), 1092 x 864 mm. Bowes Museum © National Trust COUNTY DURHAM.- The Bowes Museum announced that it has secured funding from Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and a number of private donors, totalling £2,290,650, to acquire an outstanding 15th century painting deemed an important British cultural asset and initiating a partnership... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2016

Paul Holberton Publishing announces "Hans Memmling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece"

Hans Memling (Flemish, ca. 1440–1494), The Triptych of Jan Crabbe, ca. 1467-70. Oil on panel. Center panel: Image courtesy of Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza. Left and right panels: © The Morgan Library & Museum, Photography by Graham S. Haber. NEW YORK, NY.- Bringing together the scattered elements of Hans Memling’s extraordinary Triptych of Jan Crabbe from New York, Vicenza and Bruges, this book is published to coincide with the first museum exhibition to explore the reconstructed masterpiece in... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2016

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum presents the restoration of the Marinoni Polyptych

Giovanni Marinoni, Bernardino and Antonio Marinoni, the Altarpiece of St. John the Baptist, 1493. Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.  MILAN.- The Polyptych of St. John the Baptist returns home after a year being restored, and the Bagatti Valsecchi Museumcelebrates it with a compact exhibit, curated by Chiara Paratico, who has analyzed this work, as intense as it remains mysterious. Realized in 1493 by Giovanni Marinoni together with his sons Bernardino and Antonio, the polyptych is the only signed and dated... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2016

Anonymous German Artist active at the Court of Ansbach, Portrait of a Lady wearing the Order of the Swan, ca. 1490

Anonymous German Artist active at the Court of Ansbach, Portrait of a Lady wearing the Order of the Swan, ca. 1490. Oil on panel 44.7 x 28.2 cm,.Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, INV. Nr. 54 (1935.2) © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

14 juillet 2016

Getty Museum opens exhibition of illuminated manuscripts

The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, from Prayer Book of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, about 1525–1530, Bruges, Simon Bening. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illuminators sought to convey spiritual experiences through paint, ink, and gold in order to condense biblical narratives or complex prophecies into understandable images. Drawn primarily from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extraordinary collection of manuscripts, this exhibition focuses on aspects of medieval spirituality... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2016

Attributed to Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of Isabella of Portugal, oil on panel, c.1445-1450, details

Attributed to Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of Isabella of Portugal, oil on panel, c.1445-1450, details
08 avril 2016

Restored Saint Michael the Archangel by Andrea della Robbia back on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Andrea della Robbia. Saint Michael the Archangel, ca. 1475. Glazed terracotta; wood frame. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1960. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art's late-15th-century glazed terracotta relief sculpture Saint Michael the Archangel by Andrea della Robbia (1435–1525) has returned to view in the Museum's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries. The sculpture was damaged in a fall in 2008 and has since been restored by conservators in the Museum's Department of Objects... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

Les deux derniers pleurants en marbre provenant du tombeau du duc de Berry en vente à Paris, le 15 juin 2016

Jean de Cambrai (connu entre 1375 et 1438), Deux figures de Pleurants en marbre, Bourges, vers 1396-1416. Estimation : €4.500.000-5.500.000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Paris – Le 15 juin prochain, au sein de la vente Sculpture et Objets d’Art européens, Christie’s aura le privilège de présenter aux enchères deux chefs-d’œuvre de la statuaire médiévale : les deux derniers pleurants en marbre provenant du tombeau de Jean de France (1340-1416), duc de Berry et frère du roi Charles V... [Lire la suite]