25 septembre 2017

Spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century opens at Palazzo Strozzi

FLORENCE.- Palazzo Strozzi is hosting The Cinquecento in Florence, a spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century in the city, bringing together works by such artists as Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Santi di Tito and Giambologna. The final act in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali which began with Bronzino in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino in 2014, the exhibition... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2017

Kunstkammer Wien

Salt Barrel (Saliera), Benvenuto Cellini (1540-1543, Paris). Gold, Email, Ebenholz, Elfenbein. H. 26,3 cm , L. 28,5 cm, B. 21,5 cm © Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum Krumauer Madonna, c. 1390-1400, Prague. Kalksandstein, polychromiert. H. 112 cm, B. 45 cm © Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum Aquamanile in the form of a griffin, workshop of Roger von Helmarshausen (?), 1st third of the 12th century, Lower Saxony. Bronze, gilded, silver, niello, garnet. H. 17,3 cm, L. 14,5 cm, B. 8,5... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2016

La collection du prince Félix Youssoupoff (1887-1967) et de son épouse, la princesse Irina de Russie à Drouot

Le prince Félix Youssoupoff (1887-1967) et son épouse la princesse Irina de Russie (1895-1970), petite-fille du tsar Alexandre III et unique nièce du tsar Nicolas II.  Photo Couteau Begarie. PARIS.- Le 4 novembre prochain sera dispersée à l’hôtel des ventes de Drouot à Paris, une précieuse et émouvante collection, comprenant plus de 120 objets et souvenirs historiques, ayant appartenu au prince et à la princesse Félix Youssoupoff. Cet ensemble fut conservé avec respect et nostalgie durant 60... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2013

Benvenuto Cellini (1500-70), Satyr

  Benvenuto Cellini (1500-70), Satyr, c. 1545. Bronze, 57.0 x 19.0 x 10.5 cm. RCIN 94784. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Little survives of the work completed by Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) during his sojourn at the court of Francis I between 1540 and 1545, with the great exception of the famous salt cellar with confronted gold figures emblematic of Earth and Water (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). The King’s most elaborate commission, conveyed to Cellini in person in January... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2013

The Medici gem collectors of the Italian Renaissance come to Bowers Museum

Florentine Manufacture, Vase with Cover Lapis lazuli, Gold, Enamels Florence, Museo degli Argenti. SANTA ANA, CA.- Gems of the Medici, an acclaimed international exhibition, highlights some of the oldest and most unique pieces of the Medici collections including antiquities dating from the 1st Century BCE as well as a cornelian which was part of the Seal of Nero. This touring exhibition will transport visitors to 15th century Italy and beyond by experiencing the captivating world of one of history’s most intriguing families.... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2013

Kunstkammer opens after restoration with exhibition of treasures from the Habsburgs

People visit the art-chamber (Kunstkammer Wien) of the art-historic museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) on February 28, 2013 in Vienna on the eve of its reopening. The Kunstkammer Vienna – newly renovated and enhanced – is returning to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna after 10 years, featuring goldsmith work, bronze, ivory and wood sculptures, and exotic objects such as ostrich eggs, the horn of the legendary unicorn, and the golden Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL. VIENNA.- The Kunst- und Wunderkammern (arts... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2012

Benvenuto Cellini, Persée et la Méduse

Benvenuto Cellini, Persée et la Méduse
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12 juin 2012

D'après Benvenuto Cellini, Persée tenant à la main la tête de Méduse. Fin du XIXème siècle

D'après Benvenuto Cellini, Persée tenant à la main la tête de Méduse. Fin du XIXème siècle. Photo Rieunier & Associés  Épreuve en bronze à patine brune.  Haut. 95 cm. Lot 177. Estimation : 8 000 - 10 000 € D'après le modèle inauguré en 1554 sous la loggia dei Lanzi, sur la place de la Seigneurie à Florence.  Rieunier & Associés. Mercredi 13 juin à 14h00. DROUOT, salle 1. EMail : rieunier-associes@wanadoo.fr - Tél. : 01 47 70 32 32
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04 octobre 2009

'Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings' @ the National Gallery of Art

Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, The Honest Model, 1769 gouache with touches of graphite on vellum. Overall: 40.6 x 35.7 cm (16 x 14 1/16 in.) framed: 57 x 53.3 x 6 cm (22 7/16 x 21 x 2 3/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Gift of Ian Woodner WASHINGTON, DC.- Some 135 of the most significant and beautiful drawings made over a period of three centuries by the best French artists working at home and abroad and by foreign artists working in France will be on view in Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2008

"The Myth of Antiquity" @ Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Benvenuto Cellini's Saliera VIENNA.- The protagonists of classical myths – heroes, mortals, gods and demi-gods – are deeply embedded in our collective memory and have lost nothing of their power to fascinate. Neither the invasion of the barbarians in Late Antiquity nor Christianity could fully uproot the memory of the pagan ancient world, with the Renaissance proudly rediscovering classical civilisation. Their myths came to life again in the Renaissance and baroque paintings and frescoes that decorated sumptuous princely... [Lire la suite]