22 janvier 2020

W. APOLLONI SRL, Stand 88d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Leoncillo Leonardi (Spoleto 1915-1968 Rome), Abstract enamelled terracotta sculptures, circa 1950. Ceramic, 52 x 35 cm each. © W. APOLLONI SRL. Provenance: house of Raf Vallone (an Italian neo-realist actor). Literature: 'Leoncillo Le Ceramiche', De Luca Editori D'arte, 2018. Antonio Canova (Possagno 1751-1822 Venice), Busts of Caroline Bonaparte and Joachim Murat, Queen Consort and King of Naples, c. 1813. Plaster, cast in Antonio Canova’s workshop, 65 x 32 cm and 58.5 x 26 cm © W. APOLLONI SRL. Provenance: the House of... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2019

Major exhibition tells the tale of the two great modern sculptors Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen

MILAN.- The Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala, Intesa Sanpaolo’s museum in Milan, presents the exhibition Canova and Thorvaldsen: The birth of modern sculpture, on display from 25 October 2019 to 15 March 2020, curated by Stefano Grandesso and Fernando Mazzocca.Canova and Thorvaldsen. The birth of modern sculpture tells the story of the two great sculptors; Italian Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Danish Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844); their rivalry and how they transformed the very idea of sculpture and its techniques to... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

“From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”. Old and new masters united in the Alte Pinakothek

Friedrich Overbeck, "Vittoria Caldoni", 1821, Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 65,8 cm, Inv. Nr. WAF 757 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, München/Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds (WAF). MUNICH.- Good news for all those missing the Neue Pinakothek: from July 25, the most important works of the nineteenth century are on display in the Alte Pinakothek. Titled “From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”, the presentation shows around 90 paintings and sculptures that outline the broad spectrum... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art at London Art Week 2018

Jacopo Robusti, detto il Tintoretto (Venezia 1518 - 1594), Susanna. Oil on panel, 27 x 38 cm. Courtesy Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art Provenance: Venezia, collezione privata. Exhibited: Cologne , Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, „TINTORETTO – A star was born“ 2017-18;Paris, Musée du Luxembourg “ Le Tintoret – Naissance d’un génie “ (The Young Tintoretto) March -June 2018. Literature: Damerini 1931, p.n.n; Rossi 1977, pp. 84-85, fig. 47; Rossi, in Pallucchini, Rossi 1982, I, pp. 138-139 n. 55, II, p.... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2018

Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814

Lot 25. Antonio Canova (1757-1822) Italian, Rome, Bust of Peace, 1814, white marble, on a white marble socle, 53cm., 20 7/8 in. including the socle. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Provenance: John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (1753-1821), early 1815;John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor, and Lady Isabella Caroline Campbell, née Howard (1771-1848), eldest daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, Wales;John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- Saturday 16 June 2018 marked the opening day of Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition, Classic Beauties. Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century. The show tells the story of the artists and tourists, who flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the eighteenth century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see for themselves the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2018

Lost masterpiece by Antonio Canova appears at auction

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Bust of Peace. White marble. Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- The artist behind one of the most celebrated sculptures in Britain, The Three Graces, Antonio Canova (1757-1821) is as revered today as he was during his lifetime. Honoured in verse by Lord Byron, Canova was considered the preeminent sculptor of his time, recognised not only for his skills as a carver, but also as a diplomat and dignitary for the Papal court. Now, on 4 July in London, Sotheby’s will offer one of the few... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2017

"Canova and His Legacy" launches new Jermyn Street gallery for Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

LONDON.- Tomasso Brothers Fine Art is opening a new London gallery space at Marquis House, 67 Jermyn Street, St. James’s with a very special exhibition timed for London Art Week 2017. Canova and His Legacy will focus on the Italian master Antonio Canova (1757-1822), arguably the greatest and most illustrious sculptor of his age, and synonymous to this day with the height of Neoclassicism. His works, celebrated for their timeless beauty and grace, have never ceased to inspire generations of artists and collectors alike, and... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

Francesco Righetti I, Italie, début du XIXe siècle, d'après un modèle d'Antonio Canova, Napoléon désarmé et pacificateur

Lot 144. Francesco Righetti I (1738 - 1819) Italie, début du XIXe siècle, d'après un modèle d'Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Napoléon désarmé et pacificateur. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. en bronze à patine brune; sur une colonne en marbre violet veiné; signé FR.RIGHETTI ET-ALOYS-FIL-FEC-ROM, le plateau pivotant sur un mécanisme. Haut. (bronze) 67 cm, haut. (colonne) 119 cm ; height (bronze) 26 1/3 in., height (column) 47 in. AN ITALIAN 19TH CENTURY BRONZE FIGURE OF NAPOLEON,... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2014

Antonio Canova's final works on view for first time in the U.S. at the Metropolitan Museum

Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice), The Creation of the World, 1821–22. Plaster. Gipsoteca, Possagno (Inv. 292).  NEW YORK, NY.- Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for his elegant, nude mythological subjects carved in marble. But he also worked in a spiritual mode, at once deeply serious and deceptively simple. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New... [Lire la suite]
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