03 juillet 2017

Harmen van Steenwyck, Still life of a sculptural bust, a skull, an oil lamp and other items on a stone ledge

Lot 54. Harmen van Steenwyck (Delft 1612-circa 1656), Still life of a sculptural bust, a skull, an oil lamp and other items on a stone ledge, signed with initials 'HS' (on the book, lower right, in ligature), oil on panel, 60.8 x 81.8cm (23 15/16 x 32 3/16in). Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€34,000 - 57,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Private Collection, Ireland Note: This work shares many elements with Steenwyck's Still life: An allegory of the vanities of human life in... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 18:03 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : ,

25 juin 2017

Groundbreaking exhibition of Memento Mori from the Renaissance opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer, German," St. Jerome in his Study," 1514, engraving. Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art opened a groundbreaking exhibition on the visual culture of mortality and morality in early Renaissance Europe. On view from June 24 to November 26, 2017, The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe reveals how, in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, Renaissance artists sought to address the critical human... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

Hedi Xant, The longer you last & My the Cast Soul, 2013

Hedi Xant, The longer you last. Chrome-plated resin, brass, perspex, 30 x 52 x 36 cm, 2013 © Hedi Xant Hedi Xant, My the Cast Soul. Experimental sculpture for which molten aluminum is cast into a mold via explosion, 2013 © Hedi Xant
Posté par Alain Truong à 20:55 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
02 février 2017

Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death's Head, North French or South Netherlandish, ca. 1500–1525

Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death's Head, North French or South Netherlandish, ca. 1500–1525. Ivory, with emerald pendant, silver-gilt mount. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917, 17.190.305. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Overall: 5 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 11/16 in. (13.6 x 4 x 4.3 cm) ivory only: 2 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 11/16 in. (7.2 x 4 x 4.3 cm) A string of beads is used as a memory aid in the recitation of the rosary, a multipart devotion to the Virgin. Here, the striking... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2017

Rosary, German, ca. 1500–1525

Rosary, German, ca. 1500–1525. Ivory, silver, and partially gilded mounts. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917, 17.190.306. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Overall: 24 11/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (62.7 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm) Top Terminal: 1 5/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 in. (4.2 x 3.4 x 3.8 cm) 2nd bead: 2 1/16 x 1 11/16 x 1 in. (5.2 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm) 3rd bead: 2 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 11/16 in. (5.6 x 4.7 x 1.7 cm) 4th bead: 2 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. (5.8 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm) 5th bead: 2 9/16 x 2 x 1... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 17:17 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
23 novembre 2016

Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century

Lot 736. Memento Mori Rosary, 18th Century. Estimate: € 3500-4000. Photo Hampel Auction. Overall length: 44 cm. Ten beads and large final pearl, these carved each in the shape of a skull in the leg. Top ball, intermediate and final cross pendant Silver Cross. The larger, filigree and partially gilt cross with colored stones.Between gold thread tassel. In modern stand presented in metal. Literature: Fredy Bühler, Urs-Beat Frei, The Rosary devotions - History - Arts Benteli, November... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 23:45 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,

26 octobre 2016

Montre en forme de tête de mort, Second quart du XVIIIe siècle, Paris

Montre en forme de tête de mort / Watch skull shape, Second quart du XVIIIe siècle, Paris. Argent, laiton doré, émail. H. : 3,90 cm. ; L. : 3,70 cm. Legs Mlle Olivier, 1935. Département des Objets d'art, Musée du Louvre © Musée du Louvre/M. Beck-Coppola
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:35 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
26 octobre 2016

Montre en forme de tête de mort, Milieu du XVIIe siècle, Genève

Montre en forme de tête de mort / Watch skull shape, Milieu du XVIIe siècle, Genève. Argent, laiton doré, cristal de roche. D. : 3,20 cm. ; H. : 3,80 cm. Ancienne collection prince Soltykoff ; legs Mlle Marie-Julie Olivier, 1935. Département des Objets d'art, Musée du Louvre © R.M.N.
26 octobre 2016

Jean Rousseau, Montre en forme de tête de mort, XVIIe siècle,

Jean Rousseau (XVIIe siècle / 17th century), Montre en forme de tête de mort / Skull shaped Watch © RMN-Grand Palais / Musée du Louvre - Martine Beck-Coppola
30 août 2016

Matthieu Platte-Montagne, after Jean Morin, Still Life with Skull, Pocket Watch, and Roses (Memento Mori), mid-17th century

Matthieu Platte-Montagne (Flemish, 1607/08–1660), after Jean Morin (French, 1605–1650), Still Life with Skull, Pocket Watch, and Roses (Memento Mori), mid-17th century. Etching and engraving. Prints and Drawings Acquisition Fund, 2016.3. Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Posté par Alain Truong à 18:05 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,