14 septembre 2021

Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Czech Republic announce the return of an Italian pageant shield

"Shield showing the Storming of New Carthage (recto)," made in Italy c. 1535, attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso (Italian, born c. 1497, died 1544), after a design by Giulio Romano (1492/99–1546). Wood, linen, gesso, gold, pigment, diameter: 24 inches (61 cm). Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977; deaccessioned 2021. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute jointly announced today an... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2021

Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer (Germany, 1471–1528). The Four Horsemen, Plate 4 from the Apocalypse, published 1498. Woodcut on paper, image: 15 5/8 x 11 3/16 in., sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 ¾ in. Collection of George Amos Poole, Jr., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington. BLOOMINGTON, IN.- The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art announced the summer opening of Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections, the first-ever exhibition to survey the university’s impressive holdings by... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2021

A vermeil mounted Jasper dish and cover, Italy or Southern Germany, 17th century

Lot 66. A vermeil mounted Jasper dish and cover, Italy or Southern Germany, 17th century; H 9 cm, diameter 10 cm. Weight 358.24 g.. Estimate: €10,000 - €12,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Cast, embossed and gilt silver. Shallow semi-spherical dish with a slightly domed lid carved from white veined rusty red jasper agate with a pink and grey banded spherical finial. The moulded vermeil mountings with a raised basal ring and a band of finely engraved hanging acanthus tendrils beneath the rim, connected on either... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2021

“Dürer was here. A journey becomes legend” of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum from 18 July – 24 October 2021 in Aachen

Albrecht Dürer, Saint Jerome, 1521. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon. © Instituto Portugues de Museus, Minstero da Cultura, Lisbon. AACHEN - 500 years ago, in 1520-21, Albrecht Dürer travelled through the Rhineland and what constituted the Netherlands at that time. He kept a travel journal that affords us glimpses into the fascinating world of this Renaissance superstar. It shows us how Dürer lived, who Dürer met, and what amazed and inspired Dürer. He paid a visit to Aachen in October 1520 to attend... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2021

Exhibition at The Met to Explore Politics, Patronage, and Power in Medicean Florence

Opening June 26, The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 will feature more than 90 works of art by some of the most celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Bronzino, Pontormo, Cellini, and many othersSome of the greatest portraits of Western art were painted in Florence during the tumultuous years from 1512 to 1570, when the city was transformed from a republic with elected officials into a duchy ruled by the Medici family. The key figure in this transformation was Cosimo I de’ Medici,... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2021

Rediscovered Dosso Dossi painting acquired by National Gallery of Art

Dosso Dossi, The Trojans Building the Temple to Venus at Eryx and Making Offerings at Anchises's Grave, c. 1520. Oil on canvas, 59.4 x 85.6 cm (23 3/8 x 33 5/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington. Purchased as the Gift of Anonymous. WASHINGTON, DC.- Dosso Dossi’s newly rediscovered painting The Trojans Building the Temple to Venus at Eryx and Making Offerings at Anchises’s Grave (c. 1520) has been acquired by the National Gallery of Art. This painting completes the story depicted in the right half of Dossi’s Aeneas... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2021

Leonardo da Vinci's Head of a Boar to be offered at Christie's London in July

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Head of a Bear, silverpoint on a pale pink-beige prepared paper, 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches (7 x 7 cm). Estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000. Realised £8,857,500, record price for a Leonardo drawing at auction © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. LONDON.- Leonardo da Vinci’s Head of a Bear will be offered for sale at Christie’s in London as a highlight lot in the Exceptional Sale, taking place live on 8 July. This penetrating study of a bear’s head, one of less than eight surviving drawings... [Lire la suite]
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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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