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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13 février 2018

The San Diego Museum of Art acquires works by Lucas Cranach The Younger and John Singer Sargent

Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), Nymph of the Spring. Courtesy San Diego Museum of Art. SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art announced the acquisition of two outstanding paintings, Nymph of the Spring (ca. 1540) by Lucas Cranach the Younger and Portrait of John Alfred Parsons Millet (1892) by John Singer Sargent. Both works fill important gaps in the Museum’s holdings, with the Sargent strengthening the already expansive collection of portraits, and the Cranach being the most important Northern... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2017

British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia

Cloisonné jar, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (AD 1426-35). © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opened on 14 December after a full renovation and refurbishment (some sections of the gallery have been accessible from the 10 November 2017). The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. This renovation means the British Museum can include and rotate different types of objects such as... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Cleveland, OH —The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote by British artist Joseph Wright of Derby, a drawing by German Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, a 14th-century Japanese hanging scroll featuring the Buddhist deity Aizen Myōō, Wisdom King of Passion, and a monumental oil painting on canvas by contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei.  Portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote. 18th-century artwork showcases innovative figurative and landscape painting Often described as... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2017

Celebrations, discussions and unveilings: Demodernising the collection at Van Abbemuseum

Pablo Picasso, Femme en vert, 1909. Collection Van Abbemuseum. Photo: Peter Cox. EINDHOVEN.- To officially open its new collection displays and to launch its three-year programme of exploration and transformation, the Van Abbemuseum is holding three days of activities, workshops and celebrations from 21 to 23 September 2017. Together with L'Internationale, a confederation of six modern and contemporary art institutions, the Van Abbemuseum is working to demodernise the museum, rearrange its permanent collections... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

Getty announces acquisition of a group of 16 master drawings and a painting by Watteau

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), Study of a Mourning Woman. Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, 26 x 16.5 cm. © J. Paul Getty Museum LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the most important acquisition in the history of the Museum’s Department of Drawings. Acquired as a group from a British private collection, the 16 drawings are by many of the greatest artists of western art history, including Michelangelo, Lorenzo di Credi, Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino,... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2015

Seattle Art Museum appoints Foong Ping as Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art

Most recently, Foong was a Visiting Assistant Professor for the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Art History. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum announced the appointment of Foong Ping, as Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art. Foong, a leading scholar of Chinese Art and a specialist in Chinese ink painting, will begin her tenure at SAM this September. Foong will oversee the development, research, presentation and care of SAM’s extensive collection of Chinese art. She will organize exhibitions of... [Lire la suite]
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