11 décembre 2016

The youth of Impressionism: Works by Frédéric Bazille on view in Paris

Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870), Scène d'été, 1869. Huile sur toile. H. 158 ; L. 158 cm. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum © President and Fellows of Harvard College PARIS - Comment regarder l’œuvre de Frédéric Bazille, peintre né en 1841 à Montpellier, et mort au combat en 1870 lors de la guerre franco-prussienne, quelques jours avant son vingt-neuvième anniversaire ? Fils de la bourgeoisie protestante montpelliéraine, jeune homme caricaturé comme indolent par son entourage, esprit éclairé... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2016

19th Century European Art at Sotheby's New York: Spring auction to feature 'An American in Paris'

  Lot 27. Giovanni Boldini (1842 - 1931, Italian), Portrait of Celia Tobin Clark, signed Boldini (lower left), oil on canvas, 86 5/8 by 47 1/2 in., 220 by 120 cm. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD (899,523 - 1,349,285 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s annual spring auction of 19th Century European Paintings in New York will be held on 18 May 2016, featuring 96 exceptional works of art that showcase in the artistic... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

Christie's 250th anniversary celebrations will be launched with "Defining British Art"

Lucian Freud (1922–2011), Ib and her husband, 1992. Oil on canvas. 66 ¼ x 57 ¾ in. (168.3 x 146.7 cm.) Estimate on Request: in the region of £18 million. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- An intimate family portrait by Lucian Freud painted in 1992; a pivotal example from 1864 of British Aestheticism at auction for the first time in 100 years by Frederic, Lord Leighton; and from 1778, an exquisite portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds on the market for the first time, are among the great works of British art to be... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

Major survey of renowned 19th-century European aristocratic portraitist opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Franz X. Winterhalter, Princess Leonilla of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, 1843, oil on canvas, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, an exhibition of some 45 paintings by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), the most renowned portraitist of the courts of Europe during his day. Throughout the course of his career, Winterhalter captured the elegance of his aristocratic sitters with an unrivaled brilliance of technique and... [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]
10 mars 2015

Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd, 'Indian Painting 1590–1870' at Asia Week New York 2015

Portrait of the Emperor Farukhsiyyar. By Bavanidas. Mughal, circa 1715. Opaque pigments and gold, laid down in an album page with stylised floral motifs on a gold ground. 7 5/8 by 4 ¾ inches (19.5 by 12 cm); 17 ¾ by 12 ¾ inches folio (45 by 32.5 cm). Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.  Portrait of Maharaja Raghubir Singh (r.1864-87) in procession. Punjab, dated 1864. Opaque pigments with gold on paper, two cartouches of inscription in Gurmukhi and Persian,... [Lire la suite]