14 août 2016

Anthony van Dyck, Self-Portrait, from The Iconography, ca. 1630

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London), Self-Portrait, from The Iconography, ca. 1630. Etching; first state of seven, 9 1/2 x 6 1/8in. (24.1 x 15.6cm). Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 50.583.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is one of the 15 portraits that Van Dyck undertook for his series known as The Iconography. In this first state, his work is concentrated entirely in the uppermost section of the printed page and only in later states did an... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2016

North Carolina Museum of Art presents exhibition of Old Master paintings

British School, Sir Reginald Scott (1512-1554), 1542, oil on canvas, 84 x 48 in. (213.4 x 121.9 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLamroc. © 1999–2016 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. British School, Portrait of Lady Emmeline Scott, 16th century, oil on canvas, 79 7/8 x 47 3/8 in. (202.9 x 120.3 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLamroc. © 1999–2016 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. RALEIGH, NC.- Beginning August 6, 2016, the North Carolina Museum of Art presents... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Rubens House exhibits recently discovered self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck

 Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Self-portrait. Oil on canvas, 1635-1641. Long-term loan, private collection. ANTWERP.- A ‘new’ self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck, a masterpiece beyond doubt, has recently been discovered. It is almost identical to the famous Self-Portrait by Van Dyck at The National Portrait Gallery in London, which caused quite a stir a few years ago. And again, the Rubens House is the first in the world to show this new work to the general public. Together with six other new... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2016

First major U.S. exhibition on Anthony van Dyck in twenty years opens at the Frick

  Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Self-Portrait, ca. 1615–17. Oil on panel 14 3/8 × 10 1/8 in. (36.5 × 25.8 cm) Rubenshuis, Antwerp. NEW YORK, NY.- Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in England. Van Dyck’s elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite portraitist of... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2015

Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao restores Van Dyck's "Lamentation over the Dead Christ"

Anthony Van Dyck, (Antwerp, Belgium, 1599-London, 1641), Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1634-1640. Oil on canvas. 156.5 x 256.7 cm. Acquired in 1985. BILBAO.- Every year, Iberdrola finances restoration work on a series of works from the Museum of Fine Arts' permanent collection under its Conservation & Restoration programme. The power corporation also provides the financing for a training and research grant in the Conservation & Restoration Department itself. In 2015 work has been done on a monumental... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2015

Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

 Anthony van Dyck, Sketch of one of The Magistrates of Brussels, private collection, Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, © KIK-IRPA Brussel. ANTWERP.- The acquisitions policy employed by the Rubens House continues to turn up surprises, and after the announcement of the Clara Serena portrait, the museum has now brought a newly discovered Van Dyck to Antwerp. The work is a study for a portrait that was revealed to be an original Van Dyck during a 2013 episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. That way the Rubens House has... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2015

Most comprehensive exhibition on Van Dyck as a portraitist to be shown at the Frick in 2016

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), James, Seventh Earl of Derby, His Lady and Child, 1632-41. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York.  NEW YORK, NY.- Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in London. Van Dyck’s supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2014

'Making Colour' offers an opportunity to discover the wide-ranging materials used to create colour in paintings

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782. Oil on canvas, 97.8 x 70.5 cm. Photo: The National Gallery, London.  LONDON.- 'Making Colour', the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to discover the wide-ranging materials used to create colour in paintings and other works of art. Using the National Gallery’s own paintings and loans from major UK cultural institutions, the exhibition traces the history of making colour in Western paintings, from the Middle... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

Collector James Stunt lends major British paintings to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anthony van Dyck, Francois Langlois as a Savoyard, about 1637. Oil on canvas. Collection of James Stunt. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- Five portraits by European masters Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Peter Lely (1618–1680), Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792), Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) and John Constable (1776–1837)—on loan from British collector James Stunt—will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this spring. The paintings by Van Dyck, Lely and Reynolds portray notable musical and theatrical performers... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2013

Houghton Revisited – Masterpieces from the Hermitage

Venus, Flora, Mars and Cupid (Allegory) (Detail) Paris Bordone. Oil on canvas, 108x129 cm, Italy, 1550s. © The State Hermitage Museum HOUGHTON HALL (Norfolk) – On attribue à Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) la création de la fonction moderne de Premier ministre. Leader des whigs, animateur de la politique anglaise jusqu’à la malheureuse guerre avec l’Espagne dite de l’oreille de Jenkins, il amassa une considérable fortune et une non moins célèbre collection de tableaux. Son fils, l’écrivain Horace Walpole, la maintint, mais son... [Lire la suite]