08 juillet 2016

£44.9 million Rubens leads strong results for Classic Week at Christie's

Lot 12. Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Lot and his Daughters, oil on canvas, 74 x 88½in. (190 x 225cm.), including early 18th century horizontal additions to top and bottom edges of circa 18 and 10cm. wide. Price Realized £44,882,500 ($58,167,720) (€52,422,760). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- The Old Master and British Evening Sale totalled £65,390,100/ $84,745,570/ €76,375,637, achieving sell through rates of 93% by value and 77% by lot. The highest price... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2015

Exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante recounts James Tissot's passions, torments and experiences

ROME.- A refined leading figure in the elite of his time, both envied and loved, James Tissot is a painter whose art in some respects is still an enigma today, a blend of Impressionist influences and Pre-Raphaelite echoes. Tissot was French by birth but British by adoption and felt equally at ease among conservatives and liberals. His paintings celebrate the life of the upper middle class ¬– the class that was at its height during the Victorian era between the industrial revolution and colonialism – by transforming the... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2015

Landmark exhibition in Minneapolis traces Eugène Delacroix's influence on modern art

Eugène Delacroix (French 1798-1863), Lion Hunt (detail), 1861, Oil on canvas, 76 x 98 cm © Art Institute of Chicago, 6001 MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- This fall, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will present the first major exhibition in 50 years to explore the legacy and widespread influence of the revolutionary French painter Eugène Delacroix. “Delacroix’s Influence: The Rise of Modern Art from Cézanne to van Gogh” features 75 seminal paintings—including 30 works by Delacroix—to reveal the... [Lire la suite]