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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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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