29 août 2016

Exhibition celebrates 25 years of major acquisitions

François Boucher, Academic Study of A Reclining Male Nude, about 1750. The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Endowment Fund. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago presents 84 hitherto unexhibited masterful drawings carefully and thoughtfully acquired over the last quarter century in an exhibition titled Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions. Building upon an established and world-renowned collection, these masterpieces range from the French and Italian schools of the 17th century to Swiss,... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2016

Anthony van Dyck, Self-Portrait, from The Iconography, ca. 1630

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London), Self-Portrait, from The Iconography, ca. 1630. Etching; first state of seven, 9 1/2 x 6 1/8in. (24.1 x 15.6cm). Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 50.583.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is one of the 15 portraits that Van Dyck undertook for his series known as The Iconography. In this first state, his work is concentrated entirely in the uppermost section of the printed page and only in later states did an... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

Edgar Degas, Self-portrait, 1857

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Self-portrait, 1857. Etching on wove paper; first state of four. Plate: 9 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (23 x 14.4 cm) Sheet: 10 11/16 x 7 in. (27.2 x 17.8 cm). Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, 1972. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972.625 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Degas's early study of printmaking led him to a close examination of Rembrandt's etched portraits, including their shifts between more and less finished compositions. This exceptionally rare... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2016

Masterpieces from the past attract collectors from around the world at Sotheby's

Jean-Etienne Liotard's A Dutch Girl at Breakfast - One of the last and finest oil paintings by the artist remaining in a Private Collection –realised £4.41 million / $5.69 million / €5.16 million. Photo: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Over the last two days, at Sotheby’s London, masterpieces from the past attracted collectors from around the world, with over 50 countries and 40% more people participating in our sales of Old Master paintings, sculpture, works of arts and drawings and the highly anticipated Treasures... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from its Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions in London

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), Abstraktes Bild (811-2), signed, numbered and dated ‘811-2 Richter 1994’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 98 x 78 1/2 in. (250 x 200cm.). Painted in 1994. Estimate on Request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016 LONDON.- Christie’s will bring together a selection of international names in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions on 29 and 30 June at London’s King Street. This season’s auctions are complemented by a strong core of Post-War and Contemporary... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2016

Sir Peter Lely's most intimate portrait drawings to lead Sotheby's London Sale of Old Master & British Drawings

Sir Peter Lely, Self-Portrait, Black and coloured chalks, 386 by 311 mm (est. £600,000-800,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- His iconic portraits of Charles II’s pleasure-seeking court made him the natural successor to Anthony van Dyck and the “best painter in England” of his time but Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) was also one of the great international draughtsmen of his age. This summer, Sotheby’s will present three of his most sensitive and intimate surviving portrait drawings. These highly prized and finished works... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2016

Unseen Lucian Freud self-portrait acquired by National Portrait Gallery in London

Lucian Freud, Self-Portrait (Fragment). Oil on canvas, 356 mm x 306 mm. LONDON.- A recently discovered unfinished self-portrait of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of the artist and allocated to the National Portrait Gallery. The self-portrait, thought to date from the mid-1980s, will join the archive of Freud’s sketchbooks, drawings and letters which were allocated to the Gallery under the scheme in 2015. A selection of these, together with the self-portrait, will... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Rubens House exhibits recently discovered self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck

 Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Self-portrait. Oil on canvas, 1635-1641. Long-term loan, private collection. ANTWERP.- A ‘new’ self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck, a masterpiece beyond doubt, has recently been discovered. It is almost identical to the famous Self-Portrait by Van Dyck at The National Portrait Gallery in London, which caused quite a stir a few years ago. And again, the Rubens House is the first in the world to show this new work to the general public. Together with six other new... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2016

First major U.S. exhibition on Anthony van Dyck in twenty years opens at the Frick

  Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Self-Portrait, ca. 1615–17. Oil on panel 14 3/8 × 10 1/8 in. (36.5 × 25.8 cm) Rubenshuis, Antwerp. NEW YORK, NY.- Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in England. Van Dyck’s elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite portraitist of... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Ashmolean Museum displays over one hundred unseen Warhols from the Hall Collection

Andy Warhol, Self-portrait, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen inks on linen, 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3 cm). Hall Collection © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. OXFORD.- For its 2016 spring exhibition, the Ashmolean, in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA), will present an important private collection of works by Andy Warhol (1928–87). Over 100 paintings, sculptures, screen prints and drawings from the Hall Collection will be exhibited alongside loans of the artist’s films... [Lire la suite]