18 novembre 2017

Barnes Foundation is sole U.S. venue for major exhibition exploring works of Anselm Kiefer and Auguste Rodin

Anselm Kiefer, The Cathedrals of France (Auguste Rodin les Cathédrales de France), 2016. © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet PHILADELPHIA, PA.- To mark the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death on November 17, the Barnes Foundation hosts the only US presentation of Kiefer Rodin, a major exhibition organized in collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris. On view in the Roberts Gallery through March 12, 2018, the exhibition features recent works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer that offer a new way... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 305. A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on three animal feet, rising to a short waisted neck, the exterior decorated in ochre, green and blue, depicting pendent lappets alternating with trefoil motifs above a band of dots, falling short of the foot revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A sancai pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 304. A sancai pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907). 12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a lipped rim, set with a short cylindrical spout, covered in a rich glaze of blue, ochre and olive-green tone stopping around the middle of the body revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A sancai carriage, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 303. A sancai carriage, Tang dynasty (618-907). l. 8.6 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a figure seated within a canopied carriage supported on three wheels and a triangular base. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM
18 novembre 2017

Treasures of Early Christian art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO, OH.- This fall the Toledo Museum of Art unveils a focused and captivating exhibition of early Christian art. Blending exquisite beauty with historical significance, Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art features approximately 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art from private collections and TMA holdings, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. “Glorious Splendor will showcase a dazzling array of Late Roman masterpieces and marks the first time that a special exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 302. A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. standing on an oval base with its head facing forward, detailed with almond-shaped eyes and a long beak, covered overall with a pale greenish glaze with a lustrous sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 301. A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body decorated with horizontal fillets in relief and supported on three rod-shaped spurs, covered overall in a lustrous greenish glaze with a golden sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Bacon portrait of Freud to be shown for the first time since 1965

Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, 1964. The Lewis Collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS, London. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. LONDON.- A large-scale painting by Francis Bacon of his friend Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition All Too Human in February 2018. The work was only seen in public shortly after it was completed – firstly in London in 1964 and then in Hamburg and Stockholm in 1965. It has since remained in private hands and has... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Rubens' daughter comes to the Scottish National Gallery

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter Clara Serena, about 1623, private collection. EDINBURGH.- A beautiful and intimate family portrait by one of the greatest of all seventeenth-century artists is on display at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh this winter. Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was probably painted about 1623, not long before the sitter’s tragically early death at the age of 12. This charming painting, which, after cleaning,... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

 Lot 8004. A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487). 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 386,054 - USD 643,424). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The elegantly potted vase is finely and crisply decorated with moulded and thread appliques in slip to depict a lotus pond from which emerge long stems bearing lotus blooms and leaves amid aquatic plants and butterflies in flight above a border to rolling and... [Lire la suite]