28 janvier 2020

Spanish School 17th-century, Still life of Skulls, 1650

Spanish School 17th-century, Still life of Skulls, 1650. Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 78 cm (15.2 x 30.7 in.). Benappi Fine Art, London. © 2020 TEFAF.   Provenance: Private collection, Italy.   TEFAF Maastricht, 7-15 march 2020
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26 janvier 2020

Vanitas, South Germany, 17th century

Vanitas, South Germany, 17th century. Boxwood. H 18 cm. © Dario Ghio. DARIO GHIO, Stand 106c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.
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23 janvier 2020

Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958), Skull with diamond, 2013

Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958), Skull with diamond, 2013. Mixture of jewel beetle wing-cases, polymers, glass, 26 x 17 x 21 cm. © Galerie Jamar. GALERIE JAMAR, Stand 66a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
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09 janvier 2020

Galerie Templon opens an exhibition of works by Jan Fabre

Jan Fabre, Berlin/ Tornado’s - (I), 1988. Stylo Bic sur papier / Bic Ballpoint pen on paper, 237 x 164 x 5 ; 93 ¼ x 64 5/8 x 2 in. (framed). Photo: Pat Verbruggen. BRUSSELS.- Jan Fabre – visual artist, author and theatre artist – is back in the capital of his homeland to offer an immersion into the depths of L’Heure Sauvage [The Fierce Hour] and present-day vanities. Jan Fabre is considered as one of the most important and innovative figures on the international contemporary art scene. A radical artist whose works have... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2020

Netherlandish school, mid-16th century, A skeleton standing on an open coffin holding a skull and an arrow

Lot 3. Netherlandish school, mid-16th century, A skeleton standing on an open coffin holding a skull and an arrow, as an Allegory of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, inscribed: dit es dleste gerecht / God heeft hier gedaen zijn recht / wie kient hier den meester / voer den knecht;  inscribed on the reverse: Le dernier jugement / Ici juge la mort. Il n'y a plus ni / maitre ni valet., oil on panel, 17⅜ by 13⅛ in.; 44.1 by 33.3 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's. This small panel... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

Neapolitan school, 17th century, A pair of  memento mori  with skulls and crossbones

Lot 5. Neapolitan school, 17th century, A pair of  memento mori  with skulls and crossbones, oil on canvas, each: 16⅛ by 19 in .; 41.1 by 48.4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection. Note: Memento mori means "remember you must die". This theme was popular during the 17th century when it was a common belief that life on earth was merely a preparation for the afterlife. This pair of skulls convey... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2019

Vanitas Still Life from The Mauritshuis

Anonymous (Southern Netherlands), Vanitas Still Life, c. 1530?, oil on panel, 34.2 x 26 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis Pieter Claesz (1597/1598 - 1661), Vanitas Still Life, 1630, oil on panel, 39.5 x 56 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis Anonymous (Northern Netherlands), Vanitas Still Life, c. 1650, oil on canvas, 45 x 56 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis Edwaert Collier, Vanitas Still Life, 1675, oil on panel, 19.5 x 17 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis
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24 septembre 2019

Edwaert Collier, also known as "Edwaert Colyer", circa 1640 Breda - 1708 London, Vanitas still life with golden crown

Lot 616. Edwaert Collier, also known as "Edwaert Colyer", circa 1640 Breda - 1708 London, Vanitas still life with golden crown. Oil on canvas. Relined. 84.5 x 70.5 cm. Signed and dated "E. Collaged fecit anno 1697 "lower right on the sheet. In magnificent applies frame. Estimate €45,000 - €50,000. Courtesy Hampel. Hampel Fine Art Auctions GmbH & Co. KG. Gemälde Alte Meister Teil I, 25 Sep 2019
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24 avril 2019

Guercino, A vanitas still life with a skull atop a book, an hourglass and two glass vases of flowers

Lot 20. Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna), A vanitas still life with a skull atop a book, an hourglass and two glass vases of flowers,inscribed '·QVI QVA[...]' (center left, on the book) and 'Contra v[...]' (center right, on thecartellino), oil on canvas, 12 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (30.8 x 38.5 cm.) Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,415,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Cappuccini,... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

Vanitas by Paulette Tavormina

Vanitas l, Treasures, after E.C., 2015. © Paulette Tavormina Vanitas ll, Rhapsody, after P.C., 2015. © Paulette Tavormina Vanitas lll, The Letter, After P.C., 2015. © Paulette Tavormina Vanitas IV, Dreams, After A.C., 2015. © Paulette Tavormina Vanitas V, Journey, After E.C., 2015. © Paulette Tavormina. Vanitas VI, Reliquary, After D.B., 2015. © Paulette Tavormina.
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