04 mars 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

The Bucintoro Departing from Molo (detail), 1710. Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663–1730). Oil on canvas; 134.8 × 259.4 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 86.PA.600.  CLEVELAND, OH.- Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe showcases outstanding masterworks by revered artists who recorded some of the most newsworthy events and impressive spectacles of eighteenth-century Europe. Whether depicting a triumphal procession, a joyous celebration, or the catastrophic eruption of a volcano, the... [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]
30 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Old Masters Evening Sale

A woman looks at works included in the sale. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Old Masters Evening sale on 6 December 2017 covers 400 years of art history, from the visually arresting gold-grounds of the Early Italian Renaissance to one of the last and most important candlelight pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby left in private hands. Highlights also include a luminous 18th-century view of Venice by Bellotto, two recently rediscovered landscapes by Constable, as well as a formidable gallery of portraits... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

Minneapolis Institute of Art Presents First-Ever Exhibition to Focus on View Paintings as Depictions of Contemporary Events

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (Italian, 1697-1768), The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola, c. 1740. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Miss Tessie Jones in memory of Herschel V. Jones. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Minneapolis— The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) presents the first-ever exhibition to focus on view paintings as depictions of contemporary events. “Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe” features approximately 40 paintings from the golden age of European view... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Bellotto's The Fortress of Königstein from the North acquired by the National Gallery

Bernardo Bellotto, The Fortress of Königstein from the North, About 1756-8. Oil on canvas, 132.1 x 236.2 cm © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The Fortress of Königstein from the North by Bellotto, which was due to be exported from Britain, has been saved for the nation and went on display in Trafalgar Square today (Tuesday 22 August 2017). Bernardo Bellotto’s works are among the very greatest of 18th-century view paintings, and The Fortress of Königstein from the North is undoubtedly one of the finest examples. It... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Venice, Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Venice, Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica, oil on canvas, 61 x 92.7 cm.; 24 x 36 1/2  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,521,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Rev. Wadham Knatchbull (1794–1876), Prebendary of Wells, Cholderton Lodge, Hampshire, and subsequently Sherborne, Dorset; By whom anonymously sold, London, Christie's, 24 June 1876, lot 118 (unsold at 210 guineas and sent to Captain Knatchbull at Babington, Bath,... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2017

First exhibition to focus on view paintings as depictions of contemporary events opens in L.A.

The Rialto Bridge with the Festive Entry of the Patriarch Antonio Correr (detail), 1735, Michele Marieschi, oil on canvas. Osterley Park, The Palmer-Morewood Collection, National Trust (accepted in lieu of tax and transferred to the National Trust by Her Majesty's Government in 1984). Photo: National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY LOS ANGELES, CA.- Long before today’s fast-paced news cycle, the visual memory of contemporary events in eighteenth-century Europe was shaped and sometimes even manipulated by great... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

Kunsthaus Zürich presents 'Images of Architecture'

Bernardo Bellotto, The Ruins of the Kreuzkirche in Dresden, 1765. Oil on canvas, 84.5 x 107.3 cm, Kunsthaus Zürich, The Betty and David Koetser Foundation. ZURICH.- From 23 September to 11 December 2016 the Kunsthaus Zürich presents an exhibition on architecture as a subject for art. It comprises more than 20 works – from small ‘vedute’ to magnificent paintings, photographs and sculptures by Max Ernst, Bernardo Bellotto, Francesco Guardi, Vincent van Gogh, Nicolas de Staël, Thomas Struth and many... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2016

Moretti Florence - London - New York at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Sano di Pietro (1405-Sienna-1481), Madonna and Child enthroned; Christ Pantocrator. Tempera on panel, 150.3 x 58.4 cm. Moretti Florence - London - New York © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Private collection, South of France Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722-1780 Warsaw), Venice, A View of the Grand Canal, looking South from the Palazzo Foscari and Palazzo Moro-Lin Towards the Church of Santa Maria della Carità, with Numerous Gondolas and Barges. Oil on canvas, 59.7 x 89.5... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2016

Exhibition presents more than thirty important works of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Architectural Capriccio with a Self-Portrait in the Costume of a Venetian Nobleman, c. 1762 - 65. Oil on canvas, 61 1/2 x 44 1/4 inches (Courtesy of Otto Naumann, Ltd.) NEW YORK, NY.- Otto Naumann and Robert Simon jointly announce that their exhibition “In Light of Venice: Venetian Painting in Honor of David Rosand,” will open on January 11th, 2016 at the Otto Naumann Gallery, 22 East 80th Street in New York. More than thirty important works... [Lire la suite]