10 avril 2023

First Major Exhibition on Afro-Hispanic Painter Juan de Pareja, to Open at The Met

Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, Seville 1599–1660 Madrid), Juan de Pareja (ca. 1608–1670), 1650. Oil on canvas, 81.3 x 69.9 cm. Purchase, Fletcher and Rogers Funds, and Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), by exchange, supplemented by gifts from friends of the Museum, 1971, 1971.86. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter offers an unprecedented look at the life and artistic achievements of Juan de... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2022

Landmark exhibition surveys Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s realist representations of ordinary life in 17th-century Seville

Bartholomé Esteban Murillo, "Four Figures on a Step", c. 1655–60, oil on canvas. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London The Kimbell Art Museum presents Murillo: From Heaven to Earth, a comprehensive exhibition of works by Spanish Golden Age painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). The leading religious painter of Seville during his time, Murillo is primarily known for his depictions of the life of Christ, Christian saints, and other Biblical scenes, including monumental paintings of the Virgin in celestial glory.... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2022

Murillo's prodigal son series travels to the U.S. for the first time for Meadows exhibition

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682), The Prodigal Son Receiving His Portion, 1660s. Oil on canvas, 411/8 x 53 in. (104.5 x 134.5 cm). National Gallery of Ireland. Presented,Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, 1987 (Beit Collection); NGI.4540. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum, SMU has opened a major exhibition focusing on Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s series of six paintings illustrating the biblical parable of the prodigal son. On loan from the National Gallery of Ireland, the... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2021

Christie's announces highlights included in the Classic Week auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces that Classic Week, a marquee series of seven live and online auctions that feature pieces from antiquity to the 20th century. Sales will be held from 8-23 April and include Old Master paintings and sculpture, European Art, Antiquities, Books and Manuscripts and two single-owner auctions, The Kagan Collection and The Elaine and Alexandre Rosenberg Collection of illuminated manuscripts and early printed books. The exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Center will be by appointment only... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2020

Murillo Sketches Prove Highlights of Bonhams July Old Master Paintings Sale

Two sketches by the Spanish master Murillo (1618-1682) – Saint Peter receiving the Key, and The Baptism of Christ – were the highlights of Bonhams July Old Masters Sale at New Bond Street. Sold as one lot, they achieved £100,063, having been estimated at £60,000-80,000. The sale made at total of £1,795,000 with 64% sold by lot, and 71% by value. Bonhams Group Head of Pictures Caroline Oliphant commented: "The sale was designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes and we are pleased that so many... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

Newly-conserved works by Murillo displayed at the National Gallery of Ireland

Clockwise from top left: The Prodigal Son Receiving his Portion, The Departure of the Prodigal Son, The Prodigal Son Feasting, The Prodigal Son Driven Out, The Prodigal Son Feeding Swine, The Return of the Prodigal Son. UBLIN.- Showcasing a magnificent series of works by one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored opened at the National Gallery of Ireland on 29 February 2020. The free exhibition marks thirty years since Murillo’s series of paintings based on the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2019

Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669. Oil on canvas, 51,6 x 45,4 cm, Frankfurt, Städel Museum. © Städel Museum MADRID.- Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions is an exhibition that encourages visitors to not only appreciate the quality and importance of the 72 works on display, some by the most admired painters of 17th-century Europe, but also to establish points of comparison between them. The traditional and long-standing idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

Sotheby's: Top 10 Old Masters of 2017

2017 was another impressive year for Old Masters at Sotheby's, with saleroom successes on both sides of the Atlantic including a record-breaking result for Joseph Wright of Derby's arresting An Academy by Lamplight which sold for £7.3 million, more than double its estimate. J.M.W. Turner's Ehrenbreitstein, one of only six works by the artist still in private hands, sold for £18.5 million in London in July. Click through to see the top results from across sales in New York and London. Joseph Mallord William... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

Murillo masterpiece returns to the Walker Art Gallery following revealing conservation work

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), Virgin and Child in Glory, about 1673 © Walker Art Gallery LIVERPOOL.- The Walker Art Gallery has welcomed back Virgin and Child in Glory (1673), an altarpiece by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), following a major conservation project. The project has revealed more about the dramatic history of the painting, and about the skills and techniques employed by the renowned Spanish artist. The altarpiece was originally commissioned by the Archbishop of Seville... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

Frick Collection marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

NEW YORK, NY.- This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). A number of international exhibitions are planned to pay tribute to the artist’s achievements, the first of which is being presented this fall and winter at The Frick Collection. Murillo: The Self-Portraits is also the only such commemoration occurring in the United States. The exhibition opened in New York on November 1, 2017, and continues through... [Lire la suite]