24 février 2017

"Dessiner le quotidien. La Hollande au Siècle d'or" au Musée du Louvre, 16 mars - 12 juin 2017

Rembrandt, Femme à la fenêtre, Plume et encre brune, lavis brun, 29,5 x 16,44 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Arts graphiques. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot  PARIS - Conçue en contrepoint de l’exposition « Vermeer et les maîtres de la peinture de genre » (présentée au Louvre du 22 février au 22 mai 2017) et organisée en partenariat avec les Beaux-Arts de Paris, l’exposition explore le foisonnement des motifs tirés de la vie quotidienne dans la production graphique des artistes... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2017

'Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera' at Meadows Museum

DALLAS, TX.- Opening March 12, 2017, Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera will be the most comprehensive presentation ever dedicated to the artist’s drawings— and the first major monographic exhibition organized on the artist in the United States in the last 25 years. Although Ribera is known principally for his paintings and prints, he produced an extensive corpus of drawings, many of which are independent studies or works of art in their own right. Co-organized with the Museo Nacional del Prado, the... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2017

"Du dessin au tableau au siècle de Rembrandt" à la Fondation Custodia

Dirck Hals (1591-1656), Études d’un homme assis, fumant la pipe, et de deux jambes, 1622-1627. Pinceau et encre brune, peinture brune, rehauts de gouache blanche, sur une esquisse à la pierre noire, 277 x 178 mm © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. RP-T-1965-180 PARIS - Pour la première fois après quatre siècles de séparation, sont réunis des tableaux des plus grands artistes hollandais du Siècle d’Or avec leurs dessins préparatoires. Après son succès à la National Gallery of Art de Washington pendant l’automne 2016,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2017

An Italian Baroque masterpiece from the Norton Simon Museum on view now at the National Gallery

Guido Cagnacci, The Repentant Magdalene, after 1660 © Norton Simon Art Foundation. LONDON.- Visitors to the National Gallery have a unique opportunity to admire what is widely regarded as Guido Cagnacci’s greatest work, The Repentant Magdalene, an exceptional loan from the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (California). Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663) is one of the most unconventional and sensual artists of the Italian Baroque period, and yet he is largely unfamiliar to people today as his paintings are not represented... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2017

Stolen Italian masterpiece recovered in Morocco

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, Madonna with Saints John Evangelist and Gregory the Miracle Worker, 1639. ROME (AFP).- A stolen painting worth up to six million euros by a Baroque Italian known as "The Squinter" has been recovered in Morocco, Italy's art police said Friday. The 17th-century painting by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, had been snatched during a night-time robbery from a church in the northern Italian city of Modena in 2014. It was recovered thanks to a wealthy... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

Rembrandt van Rijn, "the Braunschweig terrier", around 1637

Rembrandt van Rijn, "the Braunschweig terrier", around 1637, Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig.  The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig discovered a chalk drawing of a dog has been identified as a work by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn. Known as "the Braunschweig terrier," the image is believed to date from around 1637; it has been in the museum's collection since 1770.

16 février 2017

The Holburne Museum opens first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Wedding Dance in the Open Air, 1607–1614, oil on panel, 36.6 × 49 cm, A45, © The Holburne Museum. Photography by Dominic Brown. BATH.- The Holburne Museum announces the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty unravels the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 29 works,... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens first major exhibition in the United States devoted to Hercules Segers

NEW YORK, NY.- Hercules Segers (ca. 1589–ca. 1638), the great Dutch experimental printmaker, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality by using an extraordinary array of techniques that still puzzle scholars today. The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 13 through May 21, is the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the artist, who possessed one of the most fertile creative minds of his time. Although his name is not well... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2017

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces new acquisition: A botanical study by Herman Saftleven

Herman Saftleven, Study of a Sticky Nightshade or Litchi tomato (Solanum sisymbriifolium), 1683. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired a botanical watercolour study by Herman Saftleven from 1683. It depicts a sticky nightshade and was made on commission for Agnes Block, a passionate collector of exotic flora. Only 27 of Saftleven’s botanical studies are known today. This large watercolour of a Sticky Nightshade (Solanum sisymbriifolium) – a prickly plant with small edible fruits native to South America and Africa –... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2017

"Beyond Caravaggio" exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Ireland

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio  (1571-1610), 'Boy Bitten by a Lizard', ca. 1593-1595, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Florencia. © Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi  DUBLIN.- The highly anticipated exhibition Beyond Caravaggio opened this Saturday 11 February in the National Gallery of Ireland. Out of a total of 42 major works from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, four are master paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio... [Lire la suite]