17 avril 2019

Export Bar placed on Renaissance casket in a bid to keep it in UK

A wooden casket of architectural form with decoration of perspectival geometrical marquetry relating to contemporary treatises, with engraved plaques and carvings; south German (probably Nuremberg), dated 1565; on a separate carved walnut stand with drawer, probably English, c1720-30. LONDON.- Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on a 16th century marquetry casket from the historic Newbattle Abbey, Scotland, in a bid to keep it in the country. The treasure, considered one of the most important... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2019

Newly-discovered painting by Flemish Renaissance trailblazer Frans Floris unveiled at TEFAF Maastricht

Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), Susanna and the Elders.Oil on panel, 154 x 181 cm (605/8 x 711/4 in). Signed in monogram and dated: 1548 (or 7)/ FF. Photo: Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art. MAASTRICHT.- A large, newly-discovered and unpublished early work by the influential Antwerp painter, draftsman and etcher Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), who “radically transformed Netherlandish art” and was more renowned in his day than Bruegel the Elder, has been unveiled at TEFAF... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Georgia Museum of Art examines love in the Renaissance

Giovanni of Ser Giovanni, called Lo Scheggia, fragment with imprisoned woman (possibly from the Story of Lisabetta da Messina in the Decameron by Boccaccio), ca. 1440–50. Tempera on wood panel, 18 1/8 x 11 x 1 9/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 306. ATHENS, GA.- Marriage chests from Renaissance Italy are on display at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from March 9 through May 26, 2019. The exhibition (“Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy”) is organized by Contemporanea... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

National Gallery acquires new Renaissance painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553), Venus and Cupid, 1529. Oil on wood, 38.1 × 23.5 cm. Signed. A gift from the Drue Heinz Charitable Trust, 2018, IV: NG6680. The National Gallery © 2019 LONDON.- Visitors to the National Gallery are now able to view a new acquisition by one of the Renaissance’s most significant figures. Venus and Cupid (1529) by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), one of the leading German painters of the early 16th century, is being displayed in Room 4 and is... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

First major exhibition devoted to Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures for over 35 years opens in London

 Isaac Oliver (c. 1565-1617), Anne of Denmark (detail), c. 1612, Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1957 © National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery, London is to stage the first major exhibition devoted to Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures for over 35 years. The exhibition will bring together key works from the National Portrait Gallery and major loans from public and private collections, including miniatures that haven’t been seen in public in the UK since the... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

BOZAR exhibits works by one of the key figures in the Brussels artistic scene during the Renaissance

Bernard van Orley (1488 – 1541), Portrait de Marguerite d’Autriche © Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. BRUSSELS.- This spring, as part of the Pieter Bruegel the Elder commemorative year, BOZAR celebrates artistic creation in the hustle and bustle of the sixteenth century. BOZAR presents the doublebill ‘The Age of Bruegel’, two major exhibitions on the Renaissance in the Low Countries: ‘Bernard van Orley’ and ‘Prints in the Age of Bruegel’. BOZAR kick-starts the Bruegel Year with one of his... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2019

Rare portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots at Hever Castle

Mary, Queen of Scots, Studio of François Clouet, c.1560 © Hever Castle & Gardens. HEVER.- 432 years after she died in 1587 - a portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots has gone on display at Hever Castle, in Kent. The extremely rare painting of the monarch – whose life story has been dramatized in the hit movie, Mary Queen of Scots, with actress Saoirse Ronan portraying her - was officially unveiled in the castle’s Staircase Gallery by one of the world’s leading experts on Tudor history, Dr David Starkey. Paintings... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2019

Exhibition offers comprehensive insights into the artistic and thematic breadth of the Renaissance in Venice

Titian (c. 1488/90–1576), Portrait of a Young Man, detail, ca. 1510. Oil on poplar, 20 x 17 cm, Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum © Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum is devoting a major special exhibition to one of the most momentous chapters in the history of European art: Venetian painting of the Renaissance. Entitled “Titian and the Renaissance in Venice”, the show unites more than a hundred masterpieces – In the early sixteenth century, artists of the “City of Water” developed... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

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

Lot 18. 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. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. KressEx-collection Contini BonacossiEx-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: When he came to power in 1520, Suleyman II inherited a vast empire which encompassed Syria,... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2019

'Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes' at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444 or 1445-1510), The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500. Tempera and oil on panel, 83.8 x 176.8 cm (33 x 69 5/8 in.) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston BOSTON, MA – For the forthcoming Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes exhibition in early 2019, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be the sole venue in the United States to reunite Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli’s The Story of Lucretia from the Gardner Museum collection with the painter’s Story of Virginia, on loan from Italy for... [Lire la suite]
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