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]

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]