02 mars 2019

Koller Zurich announces highlights from its March auctions

Lot 3209. Arnold Böcklin (Basel 1827 – 1901 San Domenico bei Fiesole), The battle on the bridge. 1889. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower left: A. Böcklin pint 1889. 96 x 149.5 cm. Estimate CHF 250 000 / 350 000 (€ 219 300 / 307 020). Courtesy Koller Zurich  ZURICH.- An impressive work by Arnold Böcklin, “„Der Kampf auf der Brücke“ (“The Battle on the Bridge”), will be offered in the auction of 19th Century Paintings on 29 March at Koller Zurich. Inspired by Rubens’ “Battle of the Amazons”, this... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2018

New exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel presents forgotten or rarely seen works and icons of its collection

Hans Holbein, Erasmus von Rotterdam, 1523. Mischtechnik auf Papier, auf Tannenholz aufgezogen, 37,1 x 30,8 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel - Amerbach-Kabinett. Photocredit: Kunstmuseum Basel - Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- The exhibition Basel Short Stories turns the spotlight on the Kunstmuseum Basel's rich and in some respects world-famous collection, presenting less well-known treasures from the holdings in new contexts. The kaleidoscopic display unites illustrious and obscure, private and world-historical—and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2017

Exhibition in Dresden presents 19th-century paintings of Italy between Claude Lorrain, Turner and Böcklin

Max Klinger (1857–1920), Das Kolosseum in Rom, 1888, Öl auf Leinwand, 77 x 102 cm, Albertinum/Galerie Neue Meister, © SKD, Foto: Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut DRESDEN.- During the 19th century, Italy was a magnetic destination for many travellers from Northern Europe, including artists such as Carl Blechen, Camille Corot and William Turner, Oswald Achenbach and Max Klinger. In Germany, Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe fuelled the compulsion to head South with his "Italienische Reise" ("Italian Journey"), published... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2010

Sotheby's London Sees Strong Prices for Spanish, Scandinavian, Orientalist and Greek Art

LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Paintings in London today (which included works by Spanish, Orientalist, German, Austrian, Scandinavian and Symbolist artists) brought a total of £11,166,050 (€13,168,101), a figure comfortably within pre-sale expectations of £8.6-12.8 million. Spanish Painting: The top-selling lots of the sale overall were two outstanding beach scenes by the Spanish master, Joaquín Sorolla. Depicting children by the sea, both works were painted over the summer of 1904 on Cabañal beach, Valencia , a... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2008

From three centuries of Swiss art history at Christie’s Zurich

Arnold Böcklin, Die Nacht / The Night, 1870. Estimate: SFr 1,200,000 – 1,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 ZURICH.- In the Swiss Art sale on 1 December 2008, Christie’s Zurich will offer highlights from three centuries of Swiss art history: From one of the last Arnold Böcklin paintings in private hands (Die Nacht / The Night 1870, estimate: SFr 1,200,000 – 1,500,000), to an undiscovered masterpiece by Giovanni Giacometti (Maternité, 1908, estimate: SFr 2,500,00-3,500,000) up to the most important work by Peter... [Lire la suite]