28 mars 2016

‘The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937’ at Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Josef Hoffmann, Beaker, 1912, clear glass, etching, corroding, gilding, J & L Lobmeyr, Dm: 6,7 cm, H: 10 cm, MAK © MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. VENICE - With over 300 works, mostly from the collection of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna and from private collections, the exhibition The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937, curated by Rainald Franz, will run from April 18th to July 31st, 2016 on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice. The... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2016

Major exhibition at Palazzo Fava in Bologna retraces Edward Hopper's career

Edward Hopper (1882 1967), Self-Portrait, 1903-1906. Oil on canvas, 25 15/16 x 22 in. (65.88 x 55.88 cm).Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest (70.1253). ©Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins. BOLOGNA.- Some call him a storyteller, while others consider him the only artist who could capture the very instant – crystallized in time – of a scene, or the essence of a person. After all, it was Edward Hopper himself... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2016

Chagall to Malevich: 130 masterpieces of the Russian avant-garde on view at the Albertina

Natalia Goncharova, The Blue Cow, 1911, Vienna, Albertina - Batliner Collection VIENNA.- The art of the Russian avant-garde numbers among the most diverse and radical chapters of modernism. At no other point in the history of art did artistic schools and artists’ associations emerge at such a breathtaking pace than between 1910 and 1920. Every group was its own programme, every programme its own call to battle – against the past as well as against competing iterations of the present.   Marc Chagall, The walk,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2015

Exhibition at the Belvedere focuses on the women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka

Gustav Klimt, Eugenia (Mäda) Primavesi, 1913-14 © Toyota Municipal Museum of Art VIENNA.- The beginning of the twentieth century saw wide-reaching social and economic changes, not least of which was a rethinking of traditional gender roles. The incipient move toward gender parity provoked vehement counter-arguments on the part of popular theorists such as Otto Weininger. Yet the sexual liberation served men as well as women; both had reason to break out of nineteenth-century moral constraints. The more forthright... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2015

Record mondial pour un chronomégaphone Gaumont de 1912 le dimanche 7 juin 2015 au château d’Artigny en Touraine

  Chronomégaphone Gaumont, 1912. Adjugé 1 240 000 euros par Rouillac à Montbazon le 7 juin 2015, record mondial, toutes catégories confondues, pour un appareil cinématographique. Photo Rouillac Maître Philippe et Aymeric Rouillac, commissaires-priseurs ont vendu à Gaumont pour 1.240.000 € un chronomégaphone, le dimanche 7 juin 2015 au château d’Artigny en Touraine. Datant de 1912, ce premier appareil du cinéma parlant a notamment servi au Mexique et à Cuba. Il s’agit d’un record mondial, toutes catégories... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2015

Idyllic, pre-First World War painting unveiled at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Cecile Walton (1891-1956), Eric Robertson (1887-1941), artist, with Mary Newbery (1890-1985), 1912. Oil on canvas, 94 x 186.10 cm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery © The family of the artist. Photograph by John McKenzie. EDINBURGH.- A double portrait by the celebrated Edinburgh painter Cecile Walton is the highlight of a new exhibition on view at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this spring. The painting joined nearly 50 paintings, drawings and photographs in Collecting Now, for a celebration of some of the... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2015

"Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste" au musée de l'Orangerie

Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste. Affiche PARIS - Ce sculpteur italien, proche du mouvement Liberty et du symbolisme, a su élaborer un langage ou l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, de la Renaissance, mais aussi néogothiques, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Etranger au monde des avant-gardes, Wildt connut un succès critique controversé, tant en raison des sujets de ses oeuvres parfois obscurs, que de... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

"Enchanted Time". Masterpieces from the Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler Collection on view at the Hamburger Kunsthalle

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Le Semeur, 1888. Öl auf Leinwand, 72 x 91,5 cm. Hahnloser/Jaeggli Stiftung, Winterthur. Photo: Reto Pedrini, Zürich. HAMBURG.- The exhibition Enchanted Times features the historical art collection of Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler, a Swiss couple who between 1906 and 1936 amassed an impressive number of Post-Impressionist masterpieces at the Villa Flora in Winterthur. Having been introduced into leading artistic circles in Paris by the Swiss painter Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) in the early years... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

Schirn Kunsthalle opens exhibition devoted to previously neglected chapter of European modern art

Egon Schiele, Self-portrait with lowered Head, 1912, Leopold Museum, Vienna FRANKFURT.- In the large-scale exhibition entitled “Artists and Prophets. A Secret History of Modern Art 1872–1972” the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents an in-depth appraisal of a long, yet largely unknown chapter in the history of European – and most notably German – art. Featuring over 400 works and accompanying exhibits, including paintings, drawings, lithographs as well as extensive and rare documentary material, the show reveals... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2013

A large enamelled gold mounted nephrite desk knife by Carl Fabergé, Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, 1912

A large enamelled gold mounted nephrite desk knife by Carl Fabergé, Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg, 1912. Photo courtesy Wartsky the blade fashioned from Siberian nephrite is sleeved with a green gold mount enamelled translucent lilac over a dappled ground, with rounded rectangular yellow gold reserves holding green gold bell flowers, encircled top and bottom with bands of opaque white enamel bound with leaves; inventory number: 22661; 31 cm by 4 cm. Price on... [Lire la suite]