24 avril 2014

The Wonder of Birds at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

  Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497-1543, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), c. 1526-8. Oil on oak, 56 x 38.8 cm, loaned by the National Gallery, © The National Gallery, London Norwich, Norfolk - The Wonder of Birds will explore the cultural impact of birds upon mankind.  Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, and from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times.  With loans from local and national collections, this innovative... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2013

Andrea Mantegna (1430/31-1506), Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500

Andrea Mantegna (1430/31-1506), Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500. KMSsp69. National Gallery of Denmark The Gospel according to St. Luke begins its account of the Resurrection thus (24: 1-2): ”Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.” This painting follows the text in its depiction of the landscape in the background. The women are approaching on the road leading from Jerusalem... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2011

"The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The first great age of portraiture in Europe, both north and south of the Alps, took place in the 15th century. For the first time since antiquity, portraits were used to record the features of a family member for future generations, celebrate a prince or warrior, extol the beauty of a woman, or make possible the exchange of a likeness among friends. The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from December 21, 2011, through March 18, 2012, will celebrate the Italian... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2011

'Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power From the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna' @ The de Young Museum

Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian. Portrait of Johann Frederich, Elector of Saxony. 1548-1551. Oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The de Young Museum in San Francisco is showing a global exclusive exhibition, Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power From the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, which opened on October 29, 2011 and runs through February 12, 2012. The exhibition features 50 magnificent paintings by artists such as Titian, Giorgione, Veronese,... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2010

"Genuine Illusions: The Art of Trompe-l'œil" @ the Bucerius Kunst Forum

Pere Borell del Caso, "Escaping Criticism", 1874. Madrid, Banco de España HAMBURG.- Trompe-l’œil is distinguished not just by its realism – after all, still life, perspective painting and photography can all claim to be realistic – but by its wit. In the best trompe-l’œil the artist deliberately sets out to trick you, and then lets you know you have been tricked. The exhibition "Genuine Illusions: The Art of Trompe-l'œil" celebrates the charm, irony and sometimes irreverence of trompe-l’œil, from antiquity... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

Art & Illusions: Masterpieces of trompe-l’œil from antiquity to the present @ the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Pere Borrell Del Caso (1835-1910), Escaping Criticism, 1874. Oil on canvas, 76 x 63 cm. Collection of the Bank of Spain. FLORENCE.- Trompe-l’œil is distinguished not just by its realism – after all, still life, perspective painting and photography can all claim to be realistic – but by its wit. In the best trompe-l’œil the artist deliberately sets out to trick you, and then lets you know you have been tricked. The exhibition Art & Illusions celebrates the charm, irony and sometimes irreverence of trompe-l’œil, from... [Lire la suite]


04 juillet 2009

'An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture' @ the National Gallery of Art's

Tullio Lombardo (Italian, c. 1455 - 1532), Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1505, marble overall: H. 56 cm, W 71.5 cm, D 22 cm (22 1/16 x 28 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first exhibition dedicated to Venetian Renaissance sculptor Tullio Lombardo (c. 1455–1532), his romantic approach to portraiture is revealed in four of his greatest marble carvings, which are joined by eight related works from his closest circle. On view at the National Gallery of Art's Italian galleries in the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2009

Focus on Andrea Mantegna: Mark the Evangelist, c. 1450 @ The Städel Museum

Andrea Mantegna (1430/31-1506), St. Mark the Evangelist, Mixed technique on canvas, 81,2 x 63,6 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Alexander Heimann FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum presents Focus on Andrea Mantegna: Mark the Evangelist, c. 1450 (Inv. No. 1046), on view through September 6, 2009. In spite of the signature inscribed in the cartellino near the picture’s lower margin, the attribution of the Städel’s half-length figure of Saint Mark the Evangelist framed by a stone window, dating from 1450, had long been... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2008

"Da Van Dyck a Bellotto, Magnificenza alla Corte dei Savoia" @ BOZAR, Bruxelles

Andrea Mantegna et assistant, Madonne avec enfant, San Giovanino, Sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie et autres saints BRUSSELS.- Following the success of the Ensor to Bosch exhibition in 2005, the Centre for Fine Arts and the Vlaamse Kunstcollectie are joining forces again in the spring of 2009. This time with a third partner: the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, home to the splendid art collection of the House of Savoy. Work is under way on the royal palace in Turin so that, from 2011, the 150th anniversary of Italian reunification, the... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2008

"The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon" @ The Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Luca Giordano, Italian, (1634–1705) St. Michael, ca. 1663. Oil on canvas. 198 (H) x 147 (W) cm. Gemäldegallerie Berlin. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- An outstanding collection of the treasures of the State Museums of Berlin that honors the contributions of patron James Simon opened at the Legion of Honor. "The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon" is a case study of the history of collecting during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and features approximately 150 works from nine separate Berlin... [Lire la suite]


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