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]

20 novembre 2019

Getty opens 'Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art'

The Adoration of the Magi (detail), from a book of hours (text in Latin), Provence, France, about 1480–90, Georges Trubert. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Early medieval legends report that one of the three kings who paid homage to the Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. Written accounts sometimes describe Balthazar, the youngest magus, as having a dark complexion. Nevertheless, it would take nearly 1,000 years for European artists to begin representing him as a Black man.Balthazar: A Black African... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2019

Rediscovered masterpiece by Andrea Mantegna to highlight Sotheby's Masters Week in NYC

Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506), Preparatory drawing for one of the canvases in the Triumphs of Caesar. Estimated to achieve in excess of $12 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that it will offer one of the most art-historically important drawings ever to appear at auction: Andrea Mantegna’s only known preparatory drawing for one of the canvases in the Triumphs of Caesar, the Italian Renaissance artist’s most influential and revered work. Recently rediscovered, the masterwork will headline... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

'Mantegna and Bellini' at National Gallery, London, 1 October 2018 – 27 January 2019

LONDON - In autumn 2018, the National Gallery will present a tale of two artists, their families and their cities; an interlinked story of art, family, rivalry, marriage, pragmatism, and personality – Mantegna and Bellini. This exhibition is the first ever devoted to the relationship between two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance: Giovanni Bellini (active about 1459–1516) and Andrea Mantegna (1430/1–1506). Through exceptionally rare loans of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, travelling to... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2018

Influence of Renaissance prints on Maiolica and bronze explored at the National Gallery of Art

Urbino (?), Plate with the Plague of Phrygia (after Raphael), c. 1535/1540, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection). WASHINGTON, DC.- The first exhibition of its kind in the United States, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze, brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Accompanied by a publication that provides a comprehensive introduction to... [Lire la suite]
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]