09 juillet 2019

Dessins d'Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) au Musée du Louvre

Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) au Musée du Louvre. Connu comme le peintre de l’épopée napoléonienne, Antoine-Jean Gros, l’un des plus célèbres élèves du peintre Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), est à juste titre considéré comme un précurseur du romantisme. Davantage encore que ses peintures, ses dessins témoignent assez rapidement d’un progressif éloignement de l’enseignement classique de son maître, jusqu’à la rupture définitive avec l’esthétique néoclassique et l’affirmation d’un style annonçant cette... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2018

Major exhibition re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon's court

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Portrait of Napoleon, Emperor of the French, in Ceremonial Robes, 1805. Château de Fontainebleau-Musée Napoléon Ier. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Gérard Blot. MONTREAL.- Welcome to the Imperial Palace! The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Napoleon – Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace, a major exhibition that re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon’s court through the eyes of the Grand Officers and artists of the “Emperor’s Household.” Over 400 art... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Artcurial announces Sale of Old Masters and 19th Century Art

Antoine-Jean Gros, baron Gros, Bucéphale dompté par Alexandre, Collection Gaston Delestre, plume et encre brune, lavis, sépia, 19,80 x 28,20 cm. Estimation 30 000 – 50 000 € / 33 000 – 55 000 $. Photo Artcurial. PARIS.- The Old Master Drawing and Painting and 19th century sale organised each year by Artcurial during the Salon du Dessin (22nd-27th March) will take place this year over two days: 22nd and 23rd March: • On 22nd March : The Gaston Delestre Collection, headed by an exceptional set of... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2013

"The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century drawings from the Paris Academy" on view at The Wallace Collection

Rene-Antoine Houasse, Narcissus at the fountain, 1686. ©ENSBA, Paris.  LONDON.- Including artists such as Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre, Carle van Loo, Gros and Jean-Baptiste Isabey, this exhibition, of nearly forty French drawings of male nude figures, all drawn between the late seventeenth and the late eighteenth centuries, is unprecedented in Britain. Lent by France’s equivalent of the Royal Academy, the Ėcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, many of the extraordinary drawings are by artists represented in... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2011

"Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850" @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Portrait of a Man, c. 1530, by Parmigianino. Oil on canvas. Private collection. WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- A special exhibition of European portrait painting, featuring works by master artists from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth century, is on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from January 23 through March 27, 2011, in the exhibition Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850. Representing the range of styles and themes in Old Master portraiture as practiced in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy,... [Lire la suite]