19 juin 2018

Nationalmuseum has acquired a key work in Swedish Neoclassicism

Per Krafft the Younger (1777-1863), Belisarius, oil on canvas, 125 X 94 cm, . Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired a painting by Per Krafft the Younger (1777-1863) depicting the blind former general Belisarius. This painting ought to be regarded as one of the most prominent Swedish works executed in the French Neoclassical style. In 1796, at the age of nineteen, Per Krafft the Younger was awarded a travel scholarship by the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, in... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2018

Major exhibition re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon's court

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Portrait of Napoleon, Emperor of the French, in Ceremonial Robes, 1805. Château de Fontainebleau-Musée Napoléon Ier. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Gérard Blot. MONTREAL.- Welcome to the Imperial Palace! The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Napoleon – Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace, a major exhibition that re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon’s court through the eyes of the Grand Officers and artists of the “Emperor’s Household.” Over 400 art... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Harn Museum of Art displays French art featuring women in the 18th - early 19th centuries

GAINESVILLE, FL.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is presenting an exhibition of more than 150 drawings, pastels, paintings and sculptures addressing some of the most important and defining questions of women’s lives in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection is on view from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31, 2017. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2014

More than 140 historic French masterworks on view at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Torso (Painted Half-Figure), 1800. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 31 1/2 in. (102 x 80 cm). École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (Torse 15). Courtesy American Federation of Arts.  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the opening venue for the national tour of “Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.” Opening June 21, the blockbuster exhibition is organized by American Federation of Arts and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2013

"Beauty and Revolution: Neoclassicism 1770-1820" opens at Städel Museum in Frankfurt

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825), Patroclus, 1780. Oil on canvas, 122 x 170 cm. Cherbourg-Octeville , Musée d'art Thomas-Henry © Daniel Sohier FRANKFURT.- A comprehensive special exhibition presented by Frankfurt’s Städel Museum from 20 February to 26 May 2013 will highlight the art of Neoclassicism and the impulses it provided for Romanticism. Developed in collaboration with the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, the show Beauty and Revolution will assemble about one hundred works of the period from 1770 to 1820 by... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2013

The Coronation of Napoleon, detail of Josephine, Jacques-Louis David

The Coronation of Napoleon, detail of Josephine, Jacques-Louis David
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05 juin 2012

Rare fauteuil d'apparat en acajou à dossier plat. Epoque Empire

Rare fauteuil d'apparat en acajou à dossier plat. Epoque Empire. Photo Osenat. lequel présente une moulure d'encadrement surmonté d'un chapiteau à enroulement sculpté de palmettes et rinceaux. Les accotoirs sont sculptés dans la partie postérieure en forme de console à décor de palmettes et feuillages et terminés par une partie sphérique supportée par deux pieds antérieurs en carquois sculptés de rosaces, feuilles d'eau et denticules. Pieds postérieurs arqués.Marque d'inventaire: INVe 17.0.2 H: 108 cm, L: 72 cm, P: 58 cm.... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2011

"Drawn to Art: French artists and arts lovers in 18th century Rome" @ the National Gallery of Canada

Jacques-Louis David, St. Jerome, 1779. Collection of the Council of Churchwardens, Notre-Dame de Québec, on deposit at the Museum of Civilization, Quebec City OTTAWA, ON.- Since the Renaissance, Rome has attracted generations of painters and sculptors. Eighteenth–century Rome was a main crossroads for the European community and a major source of cultural influences. It was a favoured destination, not only for French artists, but for art lovers and connoisseurs. Until 2 January 2012, the National Gallery of Canada, in collaboration... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2011

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century at the MFA in Houston

Pompeo Batoni, Academic Nude, 1765. Charcoal heightened with black and white chalk on blue-grey paper. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. HOUSTON, TX.-At the end of the 18th century, fresh archeological finds in Herculaneum and Pompeii inspired artists, intellectuals, and the public all over Europe to be newly fascinated with antiquities. “Neoclassicism” is the term given to the various classicizing movements that developed in the late 18th to early 19th centuries and... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2009

'Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection' @ the Frick

Edgar Degas, (1834–1917), Head of a Soldier, c. 1859. Watercolor, gouache, and red chalk wash over graphite, 25.6 x 21.0 cm. Fondation Custodia, Paris NEW YORK, NY.- As its major fall exhibition, the Frick presents Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, featuring more than sixty works on paper from the holdings of the Fondation Custodia, Paris. On view until January 10, 2010, it includes drawings and watercolors by well-known masters of the French School, including Antoine Watteau, François Boucher,... [Lire la suite]