04 septembre 2016

Koller Zurich to offer museum-quality paintings and fascinating trompe-l'oeil ceramics

Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Five Allegories of the months of February, March, April, October and December . Oil on panel. Diameter of each 25 cm. Estimate CHF 500 000 / 700 000. Photo Koller. ZURICH.- Museum-quality artworks will come to auction during the September sales at Koller Zurich. A rare Renaissance panel depicting Venus and Cupid by Paolo Schiavo was formerly in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and later was shown in the exhibition “Art and Love in Renaissance Italy” at the... [Lire la suite]

11 février 2016

Extraordinary private collection of 16th-century works on view for the first time to the public

Giorgio Ghisi, “The Vision of Ezekiel”, 1554, engraving. Private collection of Kirk Edward Long. Photo: Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University STANFORD, CA.- More than 180 works, selected from one of the most extensive private collections of Mannerist prints in the world, epitomize the 16th-century’s extravagant and sophisticated style. Opening at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center on February 10, Myth, Allegory and Faith: The Kirk Edward Long Collection of Mannerist Prints reveals the scope and... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2016

Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum reveals the life of its mysterious founder

Joseph Wright, The Hon. Richard Fitzwilliam, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, 1764. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CAMBRIDGE.- Last week one of the great collections of art in the UK celebrated its bicentenary. 200 years to the day of his death, the Fitzwilliam Museum has revealed previously unknown details of the life of its mysterious founder, Richard 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. Research for a new book has shown how his beloved library may have contributed to his death, and how his passion... [Lire la suite]