20 août 2021

'The Late Gothic Era: The Birth of Modernity' at Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie until 3 october 2021

BERLIN - Gemäldegalerie is holding the first ever comprehensive exhibition in the German-speaking world on late Gothic art. Featuring some 130 objects – including impressive loans and key works from the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – the show will juxtapose various artistic genres and media, revealing the full breadth of the media innovations of the 15th century and the art of the late Gothic era. The exhibition will revolve around the progressive tendencies of the long transition period between the Middle Ages... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2021

The National Gallery of Canada receives a priceless gift of Dutch and Flemish prints

Albrecht Dürer, The Large Horse, 1505, engraving, 16.6 × 11.7 cm. Collection of Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran (MMPC-012) OTTAWA.- More than half of the remarkable print collection belonging to Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran is entering the National Gallery of Canada national collection.The two Montreal-based doctors are donating 258 Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts from the 16th and 17th centuries for the benefit of all Canadians. The Meakins-McClaran... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2021

Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer (Germany, 1471–1528). The Four Horsemen, Plate 4 from the Apocalypse, published 1498. Woodcut on paper, image: 15 5/8 x 11 3/16 in., sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 ¾ in. Collection of George Amos Poole, Jr., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington. BLOOMINGTON, IN.- The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art announced the summer opening of Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections, the first-ever exhibition to survey the university’s impressive holdings by... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2021

“Dürer was here. A journey becomes legend” of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum from 18 July – 24 October 2021 in Aachen

Albrecht Dürer, Saint Jerome, 1521. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon. © Instituto Portugues de Museus, Minstero da Cultura, Lisbon. AACHEN - 500 years ago, in 1520-21, Albrecht Dürer travelled through the Rhineland and what constituted the Netherlands at that time. He kept a travel journal that affords us glimpses into the fascinating world of this Renaissance superstar. It shows us how Dürer lived, who Dürer met, and what amazed and inspired Dürer. He paid a visit to Aachen in October 1520 to attend... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2021

Christie's announces online-only auction of Old Master prints

Lot 16. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Crucifixion, woodcut, circa1498, on laid paper, watermark Bull's Head with Caduceus (Meder 81), a fine, richly black Meder a proof impression, before the text edition of 1511, printing very evenly and strongly. Sheet 392 x 281 mm. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master Prints online-only auction, open for bidding from 19 to 28 January 2021, offers a selection of fine and rare prints that span five centuries of... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2020

Frist Art Museum Presents Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Adam and Eve, Engraving, platemark: 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. Cincinnati Art Museum, Bequest of Herbert Greer French, 1943.193. NASHVILLE, TENN.- The Frist Art Museum presents Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, an exhibition featuring one hundred engravings, etchings, and woodcuts by the brilliant and versatile German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, the exhibition is on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2020

Ideals of beauty, female figure explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, German, 1472–1553. The Three Graces, 1535. Oil on wood panel. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-1. Nelson-Atkins Museum. KANSAS CITY, MO.- The pursuit of the “ideal” female body was as much a preoccupation in Renaissance Germany as it is today. Like the filtered photographs we encounter today in magazines and social media posts, images of idealized women in various stages of undress also proliferated during the 15th and 16th centuries. The exhibition Perfectly Imperfect: Cranach, Dürer... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2020

'Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)' at National Gallery of Canada

Witness the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, who bring monsters to life in an artful manner. The word “monster” comes from the Latin monstrum, meaning an anomaly in the natural order. Throughout the ages, artists have given shape to those abnormalities that populate collective imaginations. This exhibition showcases the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, in bringing monsters to life in an artful manner. Drawn from the collection... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the first 60 years of the etched print

Daniel Hopfer (German, 1471–1536). Death and the Devil Surprising two Women, ca. 1500–1510. Etching; first state of two.  Plate: 6 3/16 x 8 7/8 in. (15.7 x 22.6 cm). Sheet: 6 5/16 x 8 15/16 in. (16 x 22.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 (51.501.383). NEW YORK, NY.- The emergence of etching on paper in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries—when the technique moved out of the workshops of armor decorators and into those of... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450-1700) on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Hendrick Goltzius, The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588 (detail). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2019. Photo: NGC. OTTAWA.- Monsters and supernatural creatures –, sometimes horrifying, always fascinating – created between 300 and 500 years ago are the subject of a new exhibition of works on paper on view at the National Gallery of Canada from November 29, 2019, to March 29, 2020.Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700) presents nearly 70 rarely exhibited... [Lire la suite]