12 octobre 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opens landmark exhibition of William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Self-Portrait, about 1884. Pastel on laminated paperboard with a sand coating. An MFA Honorary Trustee and Her Spouse. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was a brilliant colorist, inventive designer and engaging storyteller. Praised for his observations of contemporary life, he was a leading American Impressionist, influential teacher and prominent international figure at the turn of the 20th century. William Merritt Chase, the... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2016

"Oscar Wilde, l'impertinent absolu" au Musée du Petit Palais

Oscar Wilde, l'impertinent absolu : Affiche. PARIS - Le Petit Palais est heureux de présenter la première grande exposition française consacrée au célèbre écrivain Oscar Wilde (né en 1854 à Dublin - mort en 1900 à Paris). En effet, bien que l’auteur soit mort dans la capitale, le centenaire de sa disparition n’ y a pas été commémoré, alors que Londres lui consacrait deux grandes expositions en cette année 2000, l’une à la British Library, essentiellement littéraire et biographique, l’autre au Barbican Center autour des... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2016

Louis Fournier, Emperor Guangxu, Terracotta Bust, France, 1884

Lot 8. Louis Fournier, Emperor Guangxu, Terracotta Bust, France, 1884. Estimation : 17 000 € / 22 100 €. Photo Auctionata Terracotta, painted polychrome. Louis Fournier – Sculptor of the 19th century, exhibited at the Salon de Paris 1864-72 - Signed and dated on the base ‘L. Fournier 1884’. Portrait bust of a Chinese Emperor, presumably Guangxu, or of a Mandarin. Traditional garments with hat, tangzuhang, long beard and plait. In the style of Charles Henri Joseph Cordier... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2015

Museum opens first retrospective of female Victorian artist Marie Spartali Stillman

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927), Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni, 1884. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 31 × 24 inches. © National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery. Presented to the Walker Art Gallery on behalf of subscribers by Harold S Rathbone in 1884.  © 2015 Delaware Art Museum WILMINGTON, DE.- Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927) was one of a small number of professional female artists working in the second half of the 19th century within the British Pre-Raphaelite circle. Poetry in Beauty:The... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

Ambitious exhibition in Amsterdam brings together Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch

Edvard’s ticket for the World Exhibition in Antwerp, 1885 - Vincent at the age of nineteen.  AMSTERDAM.- On the occasion of the Van Gogh commemorative year 2015, the Van Gogh Museum will present Munch : Van Gogh, an ambitious exhibition that brings together Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Many iconic masterpieces that are only rarely put on loan, as well as other first-class works from around the world will be exhibited. Munch : Van Gogh will be the very first exhibition in the reopened Exhibition Wing... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2015

'In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism' opens at the Denver Art Museum

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903) Still Life with Peonies, 1884, oil on canvas, 231/2 × 283/4 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1995.47.10. DENVER, CO.- On July 19, the Denver Art Museum opened In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the centerpiece exhibition for a campus-wide summer celebration. In Bloom explores the development of 19th-century French floral still-life painting, and features about 60 paintings by world-renowned French artists... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2015

Nouvelle exposition au MEG : « Le bouddhisme de Madame Butterfly. Le japonisme bouddhique ».

Affiche de l'exposition © 2015 Musée d'ethnographie, Genève.  GENEVE - Du 9 septembre 2015 au 10 janvier 2016, le Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG) présente une nouvelle exposition temporaire sur le japonisme bouddhique. L’exposition révèle la passion de nombreux Européens pour le bouddhisme nippon et son art, survenue à la suite de l’ouverture du Japon sur le Monde en 1854. Elle montre l’influence de la culture japonaise et de ses courants de pensée sur les mouvements artistiques européens de la fin du 19e siècle et... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2015

Klimt and the Ringstrasse: A Showcase of Grandeur opens at the Belvedere in Vienna

Gustav Klimt, Medicine (Detail: Hygieia), 1900-07 (detail). Oil on canvas, Collotype © Belvedere, Vienna. VIENNA.- During the boom years of the Gründerzeit, a profusion of palaces and grand public buildings was built around Vienna’s magnificent boulevard, the Ringstrasse. In summer 2015, the Belvedere’s exhibition Klimt and the Ringstrasse – A Showcase of Grandeur focuses on the charismatic Ringstrasse painters who shaped their era. Starting with the oeuvre of the “painter prince” Hans Makart, the exhibition traces... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2015

Exhibition presents French Impressionist's most important and provocative paintings

Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1879-1880. Oil on canvas. Overall size: 90 115 cm (35 7/16 45 1/4 in.). Private Collection. WASHINGTON, DC.- Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) will be the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years. On view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from June 28 through October 4, 2015, Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2014

Nationalmuseum in Sweden acquires a crayon study by Georges Seurat

George Seurat, Crayon study of a pair of legs, detail study for Bathers at Asnières, 1884. © All rights reserved Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Through a bequest in the will of the late Mrs Peggy Bonnier, Georges Seurat’s study of a pair of legs for the painting Bathers at Asnières (1884) has been donated to Nationalmuseum. The work exemplifies Seurat’s technique of drawing on heavily grained paper with Conté crayons. Although the piece is a preliminary study for one of the artist’s best-known paintings, it also has... [Lire la suite]
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