18 juin 2018

Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- Saturday 16 June 2018 marked the opening day of Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition, Classic Beauties. Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century. The show tells the story of the artists and tourists, who flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the eighteenth century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see for themselves the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2013

"Beauty and Revolution: Neoclassicism 1770-1820" opens at Städel Museum in Frankfurt

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825), Patroclus, 1780. Oil on canvas, 122 x 170 cm. Cherbourg-Octeville , Musée d'art Thomas-Henry © Daniel Sohier FRANKFURT.- A comprehensive special exhibition presented by Frankfurt’s Städel Museum from 20 February to 26 May 2013 will highlight the art of Neoclassicism and the impulses it provided for Romanticism. Developed in collaboration with the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, the show Beauty and Revolution will assemble about one hundred works of the period from 1770 to 1820 by... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2011

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century at the MFA in Houston

Pompeo Batoni, Academic Nude, 1765. Charcoal heightened with black and white chalk on blue-grey paper. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. HOUSTON, TX.-At the end of the 18th century, fresh archeological finds in Herculaneum and Pompeii inspired artists, intellectuals, and the public all over Europe to be newly fascinated with antiquities. “Neoclassicism” is the term given to the various classicizing movements that developed in the late 18th to early 19th centuries and... [Lire la suite]