06 février 2018

Clark Art Institute presents noted drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection

Jörg Breu the Younger (German, c. 1510-1547), Artybios on Horseback Attacking Onesilus, 1543. Pen and black ink and gray wash with white gouache on gray paper, 8 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (22.2 × 17 cm). Gift in Honor of Charles Ryskamp on his 10th Anniversary as Director. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 1978.38. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Over the past fifty years, New York art dealer and philanthropist Eugene V. Thaw assembled one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings. The collection,... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2018

Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts reunites Charles I's collection

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6. Oil on canvas, 84.4 x 99.4 cm. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, presents Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that reunites one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. During his reign, Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned exceptional masterpieces from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, including works by Van Dyck,... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2016

Andrea Mantegna, Marsyas/St Sebastian

Andrea Mantegna, Marsyas/St Sebastian. Gilded bronze, height 35 cm. Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
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21 novembre 2015

Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

  Three men dressed in black entered the Castelvecchio museum in northern Italy at the evening change of guard on Thursday, tying up and gagging the site's security officer and a cashier before nabbing the paintings. Photo: Ugo franchini/Wikipedia.org. ROME (AFP).- Masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto were among 15 artworks stolen 'to order' by masked robbers from a museum in Verona, the city's mayor said Friday. Three men dressed in black entered the Castelvecchio museum in northern Italy at the evening change... [Lire la suite]
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]