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]
20 novembre 2012

Museo del Prado presents one of the largest exhibitions on Anthony Van Dyck held to date

Self-Portrait, Van Dyck. Oil on panel, 43 x 32.5 cm, ca. 1615, Vienna, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenen Künste MADRID.- Anthony van Dyck is one of the few artists over the course of history to reveal an astonishingly precocious talent. This exhibition opens with a self-portrait of around 1615 executed when he was only fifteen or sixteen. It concludes in 1621, the date when he moved to Italy from his native city of Antwerp. During those six years in Antwerp and until the age of twenty-two, Van Dyck produced more than 160... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2012

"Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London' @ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of the Artist, c. 1665, oil on canvas, Kenwood House, English Heritage, Iveagh Bequest. (Courtesy American Federation of Arts) HOUSTON, TX.- On June 3, 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will debut the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, whose four-venue national tour was announced by the American Federation of Arts in New York. An exhibition of 48 masterpieces, this will be the first tour of this important group of works from the Iveagh Bequest and... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2011

'The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe' @ the Wallace Collection

Anthony van Dyck-Philippe Le Roy, 1630. ©by kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection LONDON.- Witness the cutting edge of fashion as you’ve never seen it before! This exhibition tells the untold story of this fascinating and little known area of Renaissance art: revealing the fantastically skilled artistry behind the rapier; at once a weapon, fashion item, and rich jewellery object; representing the rise of a new and upwardly mobile middle class, sixteenth-century concepts of masculinity and the emergence of the... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2011

The Romanovs, Tsars and Art Collectors @ the Pinacothèque de Paris

Rembrandt (Harmensz Van Rij, dit), David et Jonathan, 1642. Huile sur bois (parquetage), 73 x 61,5 cm. INV. N° ГЭ 713. Provenance : 1882, Imperial Picture Gallery in the Monplaisir Palace, Peterhof. Musée de l'Ermitage, Saint-Pétersbourg. Photographe © Musée de l'Ermitage. Photo de Pavel Demidov. PARIS.- For the opening of its new rooms, the Pinacothèque de Paris has organised an exceptional exhibition around a major theme: the birth of a Museum. Through May 29 2011, the Pinacothèque de Paris displays the treasures of the... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2010

Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London) Portrait of Anne Sophia, Countess of Carnarvon (d. 1695),

Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London) Portrait of Anne Sophia, Countess of Carnarvon (d. 1695). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 full-length, in a green dress with white silk bows and pearls, and gold-embroidered curtain beyond, oil on canvas, 79 x 52 in. (200.7 x 132.1 cm.) with identifying label '[...] Anne Sophia, daughter of Philip: Earl of Pem- broke and Montgomery and wife of Robert Dormer, first Earl of Carnarvon, killed at the battle of Newbury 20 Sept. 1643. By Vandyke.' (on the reverse) - Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2010

Rubens, Guercino, Pencz and Van Dyck to Highlight Christie's Sale

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Portrait of a commander, three-quarter-length, being dressed for battle. Estimate: £8 million to £12 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale will take place on 6 July 2010 and will offer a rich array of 68 paintings, drawings and watercolours spanning 600 years of European art history. Leading the sale is A Commander being armed for Battle, a highly important portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) which is offered from... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2010

Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture Sale at Sotheby's Brings $61.6 Million

Sir Anthony van Dyck, Two Studies of a Bearded Man. Estimate: $7,250,500. Sold for $7,250,500. Photo: EFE/Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 2010 Old Masters Week totaled $74,181,071 (£45,992,356, €53,148,582), nearly topping the presale series estimate of $52.5/75.5 million. Included in the offerings were Important Old Master Paintings Including Sculpture, Important European Terracotta and Bronze Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, Old Master Drawings and Old Master & 19th Century European Art. Important Old... [Lire la suite]
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