13 septembre 2017

Van der Weyden, Rubens and Van Dyck: Flemish masters on view in The Hague

Master of Frankfurt, Portrait of the painter and his wife, 1496, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, photo: Hugo Maertens. THE HAGUE.- Better a good neighbour than a distant friend, so the saying goes. During the autumn of 2017, the Mauritshuis tells the story of Flemish portraiture using a selection of the best Flemish portraits from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp. In the Southern Netherlands (now Belgium), the art of portrait painting came into full bloom... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2017

The Renaissance art collection of a powerful Italian family comes to Auckland

AUCKLAND.- The art and lives of a Florentine dynasty is being revealed in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s new exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence which opened on Saturday 2 September 2017. Drawn from the extensive private art collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, the exhibition features Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Andrea del Sarto and Pontormo. It is the first time this collection has toured outside Italy... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

New Van Dyck painting on display at the Ashmolean

Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641), Portrait of Elizabeth Howard, 1st Countess of Peterborough, around 1638. OXFORD.- The Ashmolean now has on long-term loan a new painting by Flemish portrait painter, Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641). The portrait of Elizabeth Howard, 1st Countess of Peterborough, is on display in the Mallett Gallery of European Art (Gallery 44) alongside other portraits by Van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. Painted around 1638 it demonstrates Van Dyck’s skill in depicting the... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563 - 1639 London), Head of a Woman

Lot 38. Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563 - 1639 London), Head of a Woman, oil on panel, 16 1/2  by 14 3/8  in.; 42 by 37 cm. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired by King Charles I of England, Whitehall Palace, London, by 1636, (recorded in his 1636/37 inventory);His estate, Saint James' Palace, London (recorded in the 1649/51 inventory);Robert Houghton and the Third Dividend, by 1651/52;With Agnew's, London, by 1930;Harry Eustace Marsland Benn... [Lire la suite]
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]