12 août 2014

On this day in 1494 the Flemish painter Hans Memling passed away.

Hans Memling, "The Virgin and Child between two Angels" (1480-90). Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
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09 août 2014

Once-in-a-Lifetime Piero di Cosimo Retrospective Premieres at National Gallery of Art, Washington, February 1–May 3, 2015

  Piero di Cosimo, The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot, c. 1489/1490, oil on panel, 184.2 x 188.6 cm (72 1/2 x 74 1/4 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection. Washington, DC—The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) will premiere at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from February 1 through May 3, 2015. Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

German museum announces it will not restitute 'The Lemon Slice' by Jacob Ochtervelt

Jacob Ochtervelt, ’Das Zitronenscheibchen’, n. d., c. 1667 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek. MUNICH.- The restitution claim submitted by the descendents of banker Carl Hagen for the painting ‘Das Zitronenscheibchen’ by Jacob Ochtervelt has been rejected. The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen have turned down a request from the descendents of banker Carl Hagen (1856-1938) for the return of the painting ‘Das Zitronenscheibchen’ (The Lemon Slice) by Jacob Ochtervelt on the grounds that the available evidence... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

"Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face" at The Frick Collection

NEW YORK, NY.- El Greco’s Vincenzo Anastagi, acquired a century ago by Henry Clay Frick, is one of The Frick Collection’s most celebrated paintings and one of only two full-length portraits by the master. It was executed during the artist’s six-year stay in Rome, before he moved to Spain, where he spent the rest of his career. Much of the force of this work emanates from the resplendent half-armor worn by Anastagi. Rich highlights applied with broad brushstrokes accentuate the steel, its metallic sheen contrasting with the velvety... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2014

Note de lecture portant sur la "Madonne au chardonneret" de Raphaël

Raphaël, Madonne au chardonneret, vers 1506. Galerie des Offices, Florence. "Il y a sûrement autant de lectures possibles de cette oeuvre que d'individus sur la Terre. Certains y remarqueront avant tout la lumière diffuse qui confère au paysage cette magnifique sérénité, d'autres vous parleront du schéma pyramidal de la composition, à moins qu'ils ne soient sensibles au travail des rouges dans le vêtement de Marie. - Eh bien, ..., puisque vous me le demandez, sachez que mon regard est irrésistiblement attiré par le livre que... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2014

Note de lecture sur "L'Adoration des mages" de Sandro Botticelli à la Galerie des Offices, Florence

Sandro Botticelli, L'Adoration des mages, autour de 1475. Galerie des Offices, Florence. "Sachez donc que chaque fois que je m'arrête devant cette oeuvre, j'éprouve un indéfinissable gêne. La solennité de la composition en triangle, qui rappelle le fronton d'un temple antique, et la longue robe vermillon du roi mage, au premier plan, attirent tout d'abord mon regard vers le centre du tableau. Cependant, je n'ai jamais réussi à observer cette scène sans sentir peser sur moi le regard du peintre, qui s'est représenté sur la... [Lire la suite]


31 juillet 2014

Fitzwilliam Museum bids to acquire weeping Virgin by Spanish sculptor Pedro de Mena

Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), The Virgin of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa), about 1670-5. CAMBRIDGE.- A remarkably realistic painted wood bust of the Mater Dolorosa (Virgin of Sorrows) by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), one of the most celebrated sculptors of the Spanish Golden Age, has gone on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of an appeal to acquire the sculpture.  Mesmerisingly beautiful and just under life size at 33.6cm tall, the Virgin of Sorrows’ gently furrowed brows, natural flesh tones, glass eyes and teardrops... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2014

Getty Foundation announces grant to conserve iconic masterpieces by Caravaggio and Rubens

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, 1600/01. Photo: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles is awarding a grant of €300,000 (roughly $416,000 US) to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (KHM) for the conservation of two great masterpieces by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens. The KHM grant will be one of the last training grants of the Foundation’s successful Panel Paintings Initiative, through which the next generation of... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Lucretia

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar), Lucretia. Photo Sotheby's Oil on linden panel; 60.3 by 48.9 cm.; 22½ by 18¼ in. Provenance: Art Collectors Association Gallery, London, 1920;Anonymous Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 3 June 1988, lot 24;Whence acquired by a private collector, by whom sold, ‘Property from a Private Collection’, New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2012, lot 34, for $5,122,500;Whence acquired by the present owner. Litterature:M.J. Friedländer and J. Rosenberg, Die Gemälde von Lucas Cranach, Berlin 1932,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Doménikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco (Candía, Crete 1541 – 1614 Toledo), The Crucifixion

Doménikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco (Candía, Crete 1541 – 1614 Toledo), The Crucifixion. Photo Sotheby's Oil on canvas, in a period carved black and parcel gilt wood frame; 67.5 by 42 cm.; 26 1/2 by 16 1/2 in. Provenance:Don José Suárez, Madrid, by 1909;Don Tomás Urquijo, Bilbao;Acquired by Don Félix Fernández Valdés (died circa 1977), Bilbao, during the early 20th century;Thence by family descent;Until acquired by the present owner in 2011. Litterature: A.F. Calvert & C. G. Hartley, El Greco, London 1909, reproduced... [Lire la suite]
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