03 avril 2021

VMFA acquires portrait by iconic 16th-century woman artist Lavinia Fontana

Lavinia Fontana (Italian, 1552-1614), Portrait of a Lady, 1585. Courtesy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced their recent acquisition of Portrait of a Lady (1585) by Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), a celebrated woman artist from Bologna. “Lavinia Fontana was a pioneer during her lifetime. The discovery and acquisition of this piece elevates VMFA’s collection of late Renaissance art,” says Alex Nyerges, VMFA’s CEO and Director. “Her work demonstrates the significant yet... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2021

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

  CLEVELAND, OH.- Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a Man with Hands in His Pockets, a rare drawing by the Impressionist master that greatly enhances the museum’s collection of 19th-century French art.Additional recent acquisitions continue to expand the CMA’s... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2021

The first monographic exhibition on Marinus van Reymerswale opens in Madrid

Marinus van Reymerswale, The Tax Collector and his Wife (so-called Money Changer and his Wife), 1539. Oil on oak panel, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. ©Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- The aim of this exhibition, which is benefiting from the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Corporation and the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, is to introduce visitors to Marinus van Reymerswale, a Netherlandish artist who worked in the first half of the 16th century. As the exhibition’s curator Christine Seidel has explained: “Following... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2021

"Groundbreaking" discovery of rare portrait of Henri III, King of France, made in UK

Jean Decourt (De Court) (circa 1530 – after 1585), Portrait of Henri III, King of France. Bodycolor highlighted with gold on vellum. Annotated on the back by a contemporary hand (by the artist?): FAICT·PAR·DECOVRT·1578. H. 57 mm. LONDON.- Both the artist and the subject of this intricately detailed, jewel-like miniature painting – bought ‘unseen’ during lockdown in 2020 – are exceptional discoveries.The 57mm tall likeness was originally described as Sir Walter Raleigh, but experts at Philip Mould & Co soon... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2021

A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, Augsburg, circa 1600

Lot 6. A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined (the shield Melchior Bair), Augsburg, circa 1600; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. high; 594.7gr, 19oz. 2dwt. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. on its haunches supporting a heraldic shield, with chained nose ring, beaded collar, the shield engraved with a Ducal coat-of-arms, the body, head and shield also with 1806-1810 Austrian control... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2020

A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

Lot 2. A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602; 18.5cm, 7 1/4in high, 693gr, 22oz 4dwt. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold: 252,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The male animal seated with raised paws, cast, embossed and chased with thick buckled collar, realistic fur, on a detachable foot, tooled with birds, a house, a snake and foliage, marked on body, cover and foot. Provenance: Baron F. Rolin,... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2020

Frist Art Museum Presents Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Adam and Eve, Engraving, platemark: 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. Cincinnati Art Museum, Bequest of Herbert Greer French, 1943.193. NASHVILLE, TENN.- The Frist Art Museum presents Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, an exhibition featuring one hundred engravings, etchings, and woodcuts by the brilliant and versatile German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, the exhibition is on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2020

Getty Museum Announces Major Acquisition of Dutch Drawings

Jan van de Velde (Dutch, 1593 - 1641), Landscape with Ruins (recto); Head of a Woman and Animals (verso), about 1615 - 1616. Pen and black ink with gray wash (recto); Black chalk with gray wash (verso). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today a landmark acquisition of thirty-nine Dutch drawings, providing a stunning survey of the outstanding artists, styles, genres, and subjects in seventeenth-century art from the Netherlands. The group includes drawings by Rembrandt... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2020

Exposition Le Corps et l'Âme, de Donatello à Michel-Ange au musée du Louvre

  Tout au long d’un parcours riche de 140 œuvres, cette exposition, co-organisée avec le musée du Castello Sforzesco de Milan, présente dans son contexte artistique la sculpture de la seconde moitié du 15e siècle et du début du 16e siècle, période considérée comme l’apogée de la Renaissance. À partir de Florence, une variété de styles s’épanouit alors de Venise jusqu’à Rome. La représentation de la figure humaine dans la diversité de ses mouvements prend alors des formes extrêmement novatrices. Ces... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

Ideals of beauty, female figure explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, German, 1472–1553. The Three Graces, 1535. Oil on wood panel. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-1. Nelson-Atkins Museum. KANSAS CITY, MO.- The pursuit of the “ideal” female body was as much a preoccupation in Renaissance Germany as it is today. Like the filtered photographs we encounter today in magazines and social media posts, images of idealized women in various stages of undress also proliferated during the 15th and 16th centuries. The exhibition Perfectly Imperfect: Cranach, Dürer... [Lire la suite]
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