09 juillet 2018

Splendor and sophistication of Casanova's Europe on display in exhibition of more than 250 works from the 18th century

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804), The Charlatan, 1756. Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. Bequest of Francesc Cambó 1949. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- In the dynamic world of mid-18th-century Europe, people, ideas and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Interiors filled with masterful, opulent and at times playful paintings and furnishings also brimmed with intellectual exchange, flirtation and gossip. Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2018

A silver-inlaid, tortoiseshell-veneered, carved ivory and ebonised wood chess set, Augsburg, circa 1705-1709

Lot 105. A silver-inlaid, tortoiseshell-veneered, carved ivory and ebonised wood chess set, Augsburg, circa 1705-1709, the bases of the chess pieces each stamped by the silversmith Paul Solanier (1635-1724), one of the ivory chess pieces indistinctly signed 'He../M...'; 22 ¼ x 22 ¼ x 4 ½ in. (56.5 x 56.5 x 11.5 cm.), the board; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, the tallest chess piece. Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 250,000 (USD 198,149 - USD 330,249). Price realised GBP 416,750. © Christie’s Images Limited... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

Nationalmuseum has acquired a key work in Swedish Neoclassicism

Per Krafft the Younger (1777-1863), Belisarius, oil on canvas, 125 X 94 cm, . Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired a painting by Per Krafft the Younger (1777-1863) depicting the blind former general Belisarius. This painting ought to be regarded as one of the most prominent Swedish works executed in the French Neoclassical style. In 1796, at the age of nineteen, Per Krafft the Younger was awarded a travel scholarship by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, in... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- Saturday 16 June 2018 marked the opening day of Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition, Classic Beauties. Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century. The show tells the story of the artists and tourists, who flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the eighteenth century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see for themselves the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

Sotheby's to offer Paintings and Bronzes from European Masters

PARIS - Sotheby’s annonce sa prochaine vente de Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle qui se tiendra à Paris le 21 juin 2018. Réunissant trois départements, elle offre un riche panorama de l’histoire de l’art occidental, du Moyen-Age à la fin du XIXe siècle. Tableaux et Dessins Anciens : l’histoire de l’art au féminin Le département des tableaux anciens reste fidèle cette année à son ambition de défendre les femmes artistes, avec un superbe portrait par Adélaïde Labille-Guiard et deux scènes charmantes de la... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

la collection Jean de Bestegui, le 10 septembre chez Christie's à Paris

Collection Jean de Bestegui. Somptueuse paire de bustes en bronze par Robert Le Lorrain (1666-1743) représentant Mars et Venus. Estimation: €120.000-180.000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Paris – La maison de ventes Christie’s est honorée d’annoncer une vente aux enchères en l’honneur de feu Juan de Beistegui qui sera présentée le 10 septembre prochain à l’occasion de La Biennale Paris. Cette vacation, qui comprend environ 150 lots estimés entre 5 et 8 millions d’euros, offrira une large sélection d’œuvres... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2018

Clark Art Institute acquires Guillaume Guillon Lethière's masterpiece 'Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death'

Guillaume Guillon Lethière (Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe 1760–1832 Paris), Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death, 1788. Oil on canvas, 23.375” x 39” (59.4 x 99.1 cm.). © Clark Art Institute. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- The Clark Art Institute today announced the recent acquisition of Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death, an important early work by neoclassical French artist Guillaume Guillon Lethière (1760–1832), marking a significant addition to its permanent collection. Completed in 1788 when Lethière was at the French... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

Largest-ever display of Canaletto paintings in Scotland goes on show at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canaletto & the Art of Venice. 11 May - 21 October 2018 at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. EDINBURGH.- A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse includes the largest group of Canaletto paintings ever shown in Scotland. Canaletto & the Art of Venice explores the work of Italy's most famous view-painter, and how he and his contemporaries captured the essence and allure of 18th-century Venice. The Royal Collection contains one of the world's greatest holdings of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

The Morgan opens an exhibition solely focused on Thomas Gainsborough's works on paper

Thomas Gainsborough, Lady Walking in a Garden, ca. 1785, black and white chalk with smudging, worked wet and dry, watercolor, on laid paper, purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909. The Morgan Library & Museum, III, 63b. Photography by Steven H. Crossot, 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Renowned for his portraiture and depictions of rural landscapes, the eighteenth-century British artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is best known as a painter. However, he was also a draftsman of rare ability who extended the traditional... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 Venice - 1754 Venice), Saint Francis of Paola

Lot 1107. Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 Venice - 1754 Venice), Saint Francis of Paola. Oil on canvas. 44.5 x 36 cm. Estimate: € 80,000 - € 90,000. © Lempertz Certificate. Provenance: Belgium private collection. Literature: Quoted literature: A. Mariuz: L'opera completa del Piazzetta, 1982. - MA Chiari Moretto Wiel (ed.): Exhibition catalog: L'ereditá di Piazzetta. Volti e figure nell'incisione del Settecento, Venice Palazzo Ducale 1996. Note: Venetian painting of the 18th century unfolds between two great... [Lire la suite]