11 septembre 2021

TEFAF Online 2021 Unveils Masterworks Across all Collecting Categories and a Robust Lineup of Programming

  The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) announces extraordinary masterpieces and robust programming highlighting the second edition of TEFAF Online, live to visitors worldwide September 9—13, 2021, with an invite-only Early Access Day on September 8, 2021. The unparalleled variety and quality of the nearly 700 works hailing from more than 260 exhibitors from across the globe is highlighted by sixteen exemplary works offered by the world’s most distinguished dealers representing the breadth and splendor of art,... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the November Sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

Lot 72. A Marble Sigma-shaped Table with Relief Border depicting Birth of Aphrodite & Marine Thiasos, Eastern Mediterranean, late Romanearly Byzantine, Theodosian Period, circa 390-430 A.D. 126 by 122.5 cm. Estimate £400-600,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Covering an unprecedented spectrum of objects from Classical Greece and Rome to Ancient Egypt and the Near East, Sotheby’s November sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art brings to life past civilisations. With estimates ranging from £800 to... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Sotheby's sale offers an improbable array of curious objects

Lot 3027. An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull, Late Jurassic Period, Wyoming, USA, approx. 79.8cm. Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million / US$284,000 – 361,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million *. Curiosity III features a gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2015

'Mito e Natura: Dalla Grecia a Pompei' on view at the Palazzo Reale in Milan for Expo 2015

Fresco, Pompei, Casa del Bracciale d’Oro. Kind concession MiBACT: Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii. MILAN.- With about 180 art works from Greece, Magna Graecia and Rome, the exhibition MITO E NATURA. Dalla Grecia a Pompei, organized for Expo 2015, presents a little-known aspect of the classical world: the representation of nature in its various aspects, the impact of human beings on the natural world and the environment. We present visitors with the most up-to-date... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2013

"Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections" on view at the National Gallery of Art

Unknown Artist, Head of Aphrodite, 1st century. Marble, possibly Parian (Marathi), height: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm). National Archaeological Museum, Athens WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first exhibition devoted to Byzantine art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 170 rare and important works, drawn exclusively from Greek collections, offer a fascinating glimpse of the soul and splendor of the mysterious Byzantine Empire. On view in the West Building from October 6, 2013, through March 2, 2014, Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2013

Aphrodite of the Gardens, 1st century A.D., Roman

Aphrodite of the Gardens, 1st century A.D., Roman. Photo courtesy Axel Vervoordt Provenance: French private collection, acquired c. 1980; Bought from Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, Paris. Condition: With a superb original archaeological patina and calcification. Since the late ‘60s, Axel Vervoordt acquired a strong reputation as an antique dealer and art connoisseur. This family-run business, based in Kanaal, near Antwerp in Belgium, has grown into an international company dealing in art and antiques, interior design... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2012

Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945), Aphrodite

Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945), Aphrodite. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 titled in Greek 'Aphrodite' (upper right); oil, emulsion, shellac, resin, plaster, wire and sunflowers on canvas; 75 3/8 x 110 1/8in. (191.5 x 280cm.). Executed in 2004. Estimate £450,000 - £650,000. Price Realized £529,250 Provenance: Heiner Bastian Fine Arts, Berlin. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008. Notes: 'I can only make my feelings, thoughts and will in the paintings. I make them as... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2012

"Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" @ the San Antonio Museum of Art

Statuette of Aphrodite emerging from the sea, Greek or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century BC – 1st century AD. Marble, H. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm), w. 11 7/16 in. (29 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Frank B. Bemis Fund, 1986.20 SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The first female nude. The first kiss. Beauty, marriage, children, myth—Aphrodite played a leading role in all of it. Her story and image have been a vibrant part of Western art for more than 2,500 years. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love is the first exhibition to consider how visual... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2012

"Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" @ Getty Villa

  Venus (The Venus of Capua), Roman, A.D. 117–138. Marble, 87 in. high. Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Image © www.pedicinimages.com LOS ANGELES, CA.- Typically associated with beauty and erotic desire, Aphrodite is one of the most compelling and powerful of ancient Greek divinities. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love, on view at the Getty Villa from March 28 through July 9, 2012, presents the goddess in her manifold aspects, exploring her precursors in... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2012

Galerie Chenel @ BRAFA'12

An Egyptian sandstone relief. New Kingdom, Dynasty 19th, reign of Ramesses II, 1290-1224 BC. Photo Galerie Chenel W 53 cm This piece most probably belonged to a column shaft. It is sculpted in low relief and depicts Ramesses II offering a bolt of cloth to a deity. The Pharaoh, shown facing right, wears a tunic and a short ibes wig fronted by an uraeus that covers his ears. Above him two of Ramesses' five names are inscribed in two cartouches. Significant polychrome remains. Provenance: Khawam Brothers, Paris, 1960's; acquired by... [Lire la suite]