01 juillet 2013

The Crocker Art Museum presents an intimate look at the history of French drawings

Charles de la Fosse, Sleeping Rinaldo, 1686, Black, red and white chalk on blue laid paper, 10.5 x 14.625 in. Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, gift of Mr. John D. Reilly. SACRAMENTO, CA.- The Crocker Art Museum presents “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection.” On view June 30 through September 29, 2013, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame brings together 60 works illustrating the history of French drawing from before the... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2013

First exhibition in Belgium to be devoted to Antoine Watteau opens at Bozar Expo

Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), LEnchanteur Vers 1712-1714. Huile sur cuivre, 18,8 x 25,6 cm. Troyes, musée des Beaux-Arts © RMN-Grand Palais - © Jean Schormans. BRUSSELS.- Bozar Expo presents, in cooperation with the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, a major interdisciplinary project consisting of an ambitious exhibition, various concerts and debates, devoted to a great French master of the early 18th century, Antoine Watteau, with a particular focus on the musical scenes frequently depicted in the painter's work. The exhibition's... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2012

Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-Nogent sur Marne 1721), Le Printemps, des « Saisons Julienne ». Vers 1710-1711

Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-Nogent sur Marne 1721), Le Printemps, des « Saisons Julienne ». Vers 1710-1711. Photo AuctionArt - Rémy Le Fur & Associés Huile sur toile, 44 x 54 cm. Estimation : 200 000 / 250 000 €Œuvre en rapport : Le dessin d'Antoine Dieu. Ancienne collection Didier Aaron. ParisLa gravure d'Etienne Brillon, 1732Le dessin de Watteau pour le « Jeune homme assis » Prat-Rosenberg, n° 63Provenance : Londres, vente Christie's, 8 juillet 1983, n° 48, repr. Londres, vente... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2010

Three Major German Museums Announce an Exhibition on the Art of the Enlightenment in China

Georg Desmarées, The Artist with his Daughter Antonia, around 1760 © Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen Munchen. Photo: Nicole Wilhelms. BERLIN.- – In spring 2011 three major German museum bodies – the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich – will join forces with the National Museum of China to present an exhibition on the art of the Enlightenment, to be held in Beijing. The exhibition reveals the unfolding artistic and intellectual curiosity and... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2010

"Antoine Watteau et l’art de l’estampe" @ Musée du Louvre

François Boucher (1703-1770) d’après Watteau, La Troupe italienne. Eau-forte et retouches au burin, épreuve avant la lettre du 1er état, rognée à d. au coup de planche ; 27,9 x 20,8. Collection du baron Edmond de Rothschild, Département des Arts Graphiques, musée du Louvre, 21702 LR. © 2009 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier Peintre, graveur et inlassable dessinateur, Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) a marqué le XVIIIe siècle par la grâce et la spontanéité de son art. De pure inspiration rocaille, son style novateur se diffuse dans... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings' @ the National Gallery of Art

Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, The Honest Model, 1769 gouache with touches of graphite on vellum. Overall: 40.6 x 35.7 cm (16 x 14 1/16 in.) framed: 57 x 53.3 x 6 cm (22 7/16 x 21 x 2 3/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Gift of Ian Woodner WASHINGTON, DC.- Some 135 of the most significant and beautiful drawings made over a period of three centuries by the best French artists working at home and abroad and by foreign artists working in France will be on view in Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings' @ The Morgan Library

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), Portraits of the Artist’s Family and Servants. Black and white chalk, on light brown wove paper, 17 13/16 x 11 11/16 inches (450 x 297 mm)Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum NEW YORK, NY.- Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancien régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2009

"Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings" @ the Morgan Library and Museum

NEW YORK, NY.- Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancient régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the many changes taking place in France. It is this dynamic period in French art history that is the subject of Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings. On view from October 2, 2009, through January 3, 2010,... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2008

"Drawn to Drama: Italian Works on Paper, 1500-1800" @ the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

The Crucifixion, c. 1651, by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Oil on paper, 16 x 11 inches, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- A magnificent group of rarely seen and unpublished sixteenth- through eighteenth-century Italian drawings will be highlighted in Drawn to Drama: Italian Works on Paper, 1500-1800, an exhibition on view the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on view through January 4, 2009. Selected from the Clark's impressive collection of Old Master drawings... [Lire la suite]


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