14 mars 2020

'Tulip Mania' by Jan Brueghel II to be offered at Dorotheum's Old Master Sale on 28 April 2020

Jan Brueghel II (1601 - 1678), Allegory of Tulip Mania, oil on panel, 25.5 x 25.5 cm, estimate € 250,000 - 350,000. © Dorotheum  VIENNA.- The Dorotheum’s spring Auction Week will take place at the end of April and will include auctions of Old Master Paintings, 19th-century Paintings, Furniture, Works of Art and Jewellery.A painting entitled ‘An Allegory of Tulip Mania’ is one of the highlights of the Old Master Paintings sale on 28th April, along with works by Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Jusepe de Ribera, Massimo... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2020

'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' at the National Gallery, London

 Titian’s epic series of large-scale mythological paintings, known as the 'poesie', will be brought together in its entirety for the first time since the late 16th century at the National Gallery next March. From the original cycle of six paintings, the exhibition will reunite 'Danaë' (1551–3, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House); 'Venus and Adonis' (1554, Prado, Madrid); Diana and Actaeon (1556–9) and Diana and Callisto (1556–9), jointly owned by the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland; and the... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2020

''Cranach: Artist & Innovator' at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus and Cupid © Compton Verney Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) was one of the leading German painters and printmakers of the early sixteenth century. Born in the Bavarian town of Kronach, from which he took his name, he became court painter to the Electors of Saxony. A close friend of Martin Luther, Cranach was a key artist of the Protestant Reformation, producing woodcut illustrations for Luther’s texts, and founding a successful publishing business. Cranach’s... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2020

Holbein’s Henry VIII and The Ambassadors go on rare public display together as more National Portrait Gallery loans announced

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498–1543) King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, about 1536–7. Ink and watercolour on paper, 257.8 × 137.2 cm. On loan from National Portrait Gallery, London. Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1957.  © National Portrait London, London. Hans Holbein the Younger, 'Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors')', 1533. Oil on oak, 207 x 209.5 cm, NG1314. © The National Gallery, London 2020 LONDON.- The National... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

'Raphael' at Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome

Raffaello, Self portrait, 1506-1508, oil on poplar wood panel. Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi - Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo. ROME - The Scuderie del Quirinale and the Uffizi Galleries present, in collaboration with the Borghese Gallery, the Vatican Museums and the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, the RAFFAELLO exhibition , curated by Marzia Faietti and Matteo... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

Getty Museum opens 'Michelangelo: Mind of The Master'

Left: Studies of the Upper Body of a Man, and Separate Studies of an Arm, a Hand, and an Ear; Sketch of a tree (detail), 1511–12, Michelangelo Buonarroti, red and black chalk. Right: Seated Male Nude, and a Study of His Right Arm (detail), 1511, Michelangelo Buonarroti, red chalk, heightened with white. Both Images: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. Purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Michelangelo: Mind of the Master brings a collection of rare Michelangelo drawings of the highest... [Lire la suite]

15 février 2020

Three surviving versions of Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I go on display together

Faces of a Queen, The Armada Portraits of Elizabeth I display at the Queen's House, Greenwich. © National Maritime Museum, London. LONDON.- The three surviving versions of the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I are on public display together in a free exhibition at the Queen’s House in Greenwich (13 February 2020 until 31 August 2020). The exhibition, entitled Faces of a Queen: The Armada Portraits of Elizabeth I, is the first time the paintings have been displayed together in their 430-year history.One of the most iconic... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2020

National Gallery of Art Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Raphael's Death in Exhibition on View February 16 through June 14, 2020

Raphael (1483–1520), Eight Apostles, c. 1514, red chalk over stylus underdrawing and traces of leadpoint on laid paper, cut in two pieces and rejoined; laid down sheet: 8.1 x 23.2 cm (3 3/16 x 9 1/8 in.) support: 9.4 x 24.8 cm (3 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection. Washington, DC—Raphael (1483–1520) was the first and greatest figure in the modern classical tradition of Western art. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of his death, the National Gallery of Art will present 26 prints... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

Kunsthaus Zürich presents masterpieces of Italian drawing

Carlo Maratti, Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion (cartouche) with Temperance and Fortitude, c. 1670. Pen in brown over red chalk on paper, 25.9 x 20.9 cm. Kunsthaus Zürich. ZURICH.- From 31 January to 26 April 2020 the Kunsthaus Zürich presents ‘The Poetry of Line. Masterpieces of Italian drawing’, a selection from its small but prestigious collection of Italian drawings covering the period between Renaissance and Baroque, which have now been examined by students from the University of Zurich.The... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

'Luminous Figures. Drawings and Stained Glass Paintings from Holbein to Ringler' at Kunstmuseum Basel

Hans Holbein the Elder J., Two unicorns, around 1522/23. Pen in black, gray wash, water-color in places, edging line with red chalk, opened. Sheet: 41.9 x 31.5 cm. Inv. 1662.150. Kunstmuseum Basel-Amerbach-Kabinett. © Basel Museum of Art Martin P. Bühler BASEL - In the sixteenth century, small-format glass paintings are a popular art form in southern Germany and even more so in the Old Swiss Confederacy. In fact, if the scholar Johann Fischart (1546/47–1591) is to be believed, glass... [Lire la suite]