27 novembre 2022

Three New Masterpieces Enter the Permanent Collection of Kimbell Art Museum

"Gu Wine Vessel", Possibly Henan province, China; Late Shang dynasty, c. 12th century BC. Bronze; h. 12 3/4 in. (32.7 cm). Acquired in 2022. Kimbell Art Museum. On its 50th anniversary, the Kimbell Art Museum has acquired three artworks that demonstrate the institution’s dedication to collecting and exhibiting objects that speak to the transcendent power of art: a bronze vessel from China’s Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1050 BC); a larger-than- life-sized sculpture, The Mountain (La Montagne), designed by... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2022

National Gallery of Art announces new acquisitions

Jan Muller, after Adriaen de Vries, Mercury Abducting Psyche, c. 1597. Engraving on laid paper. Plate: 50 x 26 cm (19 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.) sheet: 51.4 x 27 cm (20 1/4 x 10 5/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ruth and Jacob Kainen Memorial Acquisition Fund. WASHINGTON, DC.- Netherlandish artist Jan Muller (1571–1628) was among the most imaginative and refined of a group of engravers that flourished between Haarlem and the imperial court at Prague around the turn of the 16th century. The National Gallery of Art has... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2021

The National Gallery of Canada receives a priceless gift of Dutch and Flemish prints

Albrecht Dürer, The Large Horse, 1505, engraving, 16.6 × 11.7 cm. Collection of Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran (MMPC-012) OTTAWA.- More than half of the remarkable print collection belonging to Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran is entering the National Gallery of Canada national collection.The two Montreal-based doctors are donating 258 Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts from the 16th and 17th centuries for the benefit of all Canadians. The Meakins-McClaran... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2020

French museum halts Genghis Khan show after Chinese pressure

Genghis Khan as portrayed in a 14th-century Yuan era album; now located in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. The original version was in black and white. NANTES (AFP).- A French museum won backing from scholars on Tuesday for its decision to halt an exhibition about Mongol leader Genghis Khan because of a censorship attempt by the Chinese government.The history museum in the western French city of Nantes announced Monday that it was delaying the opening of the exhibition about the legendary founder of the... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2020

Vancouver Art Gallery announces major gifts of art for its permanent collection

Eugène Atget, Place du Tertre, Montmartre, Paris, c. 1922 (printed c. 1950s). Silver gelatin print. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft. VANCOUVER.- In December, the Vancouver Art Gallery received significant donations of artwork to its permanent collection that build on its strengths in photo-based, Indigenous, Asian and Conceptual works of art.Internationally-recognized photography collectors Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft donated 36 artworks by 26 artists from their... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

Bequest of Trustee Emerita and Longtime Patron Jayne Wrightsman to the Met

Jayne Wrightsman, wearing a satin gown by Givenchy, on a Louis XV cut-velvet sofa in her New York apartment. Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Vogue, October 1, 1966 (Cecil Beaton / Vogue; © Condé Nast) NEW YORK - The historic bequest includes over $80 million and more than 375 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative art objects, and rare books. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an exceptional bequest of over 375 works from the late Jayne Wrightsman (1919-2019), Trustee Emerita and one of the most... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2019

A fine and very rare early Ming gilt-bronze seated figure of Bhaishajiyaguru, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Lot 541. A fine and very rare early Ming gilt-bronze seated figure of Bhaishajiyaguru, Yongle six-character presentation mark and of the period (1403-1424); 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,274,100. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 The figure is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, one hand holding a fruit between the thumb and the index figure in varadamudra, the other in dhyanamudra holding an alms bowl containing medicine, the hair... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2018

The Museo del Prado completes the redesign and rehang of its North Wing galleries

Flemish and Northern Schools rooms. Photo © Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- The new installation presented was first envisaged in the Redesign of the Collections of the Museo del Prado Plan, known as the “2009-2012 Action Plan”. It has been implemented through the Museum’s subsequent four-year plans and aims at making full use of all the existing galleries in the Villanueva Building. Following the completion in 2007 of the extension to the Museo del Prado around the Jerónimos Cloister, which resulted in a... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2018

Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

CLEVELAND, OH.- Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include The Violin Player, a 17th-century genre painting by Dirck van Baburen; a drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Netherlandish artist at the Medici court in Florence; an important painting from 1973 by the African American artist Emma Amos; a masterfully carved and unique wooden Bow Stand of the Luba people of south-central Democratic Republic of Congo; and an exceptional, silver-gilt and enamel cigar box by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

Carlo Maratti (Italian, 1625–1715), Portrait of Francesca Gommi Maratti, c. 1701. Oil on canvas; 98.5 x 74.5 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art. CLEVELAND, OH.- Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include a magnificent portrait in oil on canvas by Carlo Maratti, the leading painter in Rome at the end of the 17th century; two key works by American photographer Edward Weston that indicate his transition from pictorialism to modernism; and two large-scale contemporary African sculptures by South African... [Lire la suite]
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