17 février 2019

Exhibition presents the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections

Peter Paul Rubens, Venus in front of the mirror, around 1614/1615. Oil on wood. © LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna. VIENNA.- On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2019, the Albertina Museum is presenting a comprehensive selection of the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections under the title From Rubens to Makart. The museum is also devoting a simultaneous, separate jubilee exhibition to the Viennese watercolor, an... [Lire la suite]

15 février 2019

From the Tower of Babel to Brexit, Bodleian Libraries exhibition explores the power of translation

Tower of Babel,  from the book Turris Babel (Tower of Babel, 1679), written by German Jesuit scholar and polymath Athanasius Kircher, with illustrations engraved by C. Decker, a German craftsman. © Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford OXFORD.- Babel: Adventures in Translation, a new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, explores the power of translation from the ancient myth of the Tower of Babel to the challenges of modern-day multicultural Britain in light of Brexit. Featuring a stunning range of... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2019

'Knights' presents late-medieval and Renaissance arms and armor through more than 100 objects

SARASOTA, FLA.- The Ringling is presenting Knights, an exhibition showcasing stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. Through more than 100 rare objects – including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords and other weaponry – this exhibition tells the tale of the European knight from the medieval and Renaissance periods through the Medieval Revival of the 19th century. Knights enlightens visitors about the historical and... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

"Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa" at The Block Museum of Art

EVANSTON, Ill. - An ambitious new exhibition will showcase the splendor and power of the lost kingdoms and commercial centers of Africa, using centuries-old artifacts from sites around the Sahara Desert and artwork from West and North Africa, Europe and the Middle East that reveal the reach of Saharan networks, in a firstof-its-kind show that will open in January. The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University’s “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” is the first major... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

'Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution' opens at Nelson-Atkins

Nicolas de Largillière, French (1656–1746). Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, about 1715. Oil on canvas. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 54-35. © The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. KANSAS CITY, MO.- Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution follows the journey of four works of art that were once in the hands of the Nazis. The exhibition opened Jan. 26 and explores the circumstances surrounding their thefts, their return to their rightful owners, and their subsequent legal... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2019

"Roux ! De Jean-Jacques Henner à Sonia Rykiel"

PARIS - Le musée national Jean-Jacques Henner consacre sa prochaine exposition temporaire au thème de la rousseur et plus précisément à la chevelure rousse, emblématique de la peinture de Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), qui en fait sa signature. Du 30 janvier au 13 mai 2019, un ensemble éclectique de peintures, croquis de mode, affiches, photographies, dessins, masques, films…, sera exposé en regard des tableaux du peintre. En cinq sections, l’exposition réunit une centaine... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2019

Salon du Dessin to put the spotlight on drawing 27th March- 1st April in Paris

PARIS.- The eagerly anticipated Salon du Dessin will take place again this spring under the vaulted roof of Paris’s Palais brongniart and will once again feature a selection of outstanding works on paper. among the 39 exhibitors from around the world will be four handpicked new galleries and two that are returning after an absence of a few years. among the treasures on display will be rare drawings by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, presented by the Austrian gallery Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, and a solo show of... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2019

TEFAF Restoration Fund announces 2019 grant recipients

 Anthony Van Dyck (1599 – 1641), Equestrian portrait of Charles I, National Gallery. HELVOIRT.- The Executive Committee of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has awarded a total of €50,000 from TEFAF’s Museum Restoration Fund to support the distinct and complex restoration and conservation projects at the National Gallery, UK, and the Museum Volkenkunde, The Netherlands, for the benefit of future generations. At the National Gallery, the fund will support the restoration of the famous ‘Equestrian... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2019

Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019, Stand 11c

Mercury and Apollo, After François Duquesnoy (1597-1643), Roman, second quarter of the 18th century. Bronze, 63.5 and 61.7 cm. © Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019, Stand 11c.  Provenance: private collection, Germany. Madonna and Child, Workshop of Matteo Civitale (Lucca, 1436-1501), Lucca, second half of the 15th century. Terra cotta. H 63 x W 47.5 x D 13 cm. © Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019, Stand 11c.  Pacing bull, After the model by Giambologna... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2019

National Museum of Women in the Arts unveils major collection reinstallation

Lavinia Fontana, Portrait of a Noblewoman, ca. 1580; Oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 35 1/4 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Funding for the frame generously provided by the Texas State Committee. © 2019 national museum of women in the arts.   WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a major reinstallation of its collection galleries with an expansive array of paintings, photographs and sculptures, including recent acquisitions, rarely... [Lire la suite]