28 janvier 2010

Selection of French Masterpieces from the Pushkin Museum on View in Budapest

Pablo Picasso "Harlequin and his companion (The Saltimbanques), Les deux saltimbanques", 1901, 73 x 60, Musée d'Etat des Beaux-Arts Pouchkine, Moscou, © The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow BUDAPEST.- In its exhibition the Museum of Fine Arts will display selected masterpieces from the uniquely wealthy collection of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. The fifty-five works in the exhibition provide an overview of French painting from the middle of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. The show... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2009

The National Gallery in Washington, a Jewel of a Painting Collection

Outside the East Wing of the National Art Gallery in Washington. Photo: Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times The National Gallery, founded in 1937 as a gift to the nation from the financier Andrew W. Mellon, opened its doors in 1941. It is the jewel in the crown of Washington’s many great museums. It is open, with free admission, 363 days a year, although this year that number will drop to 362. Like many institutions along the Mall, it will be closed on Inauguration Day. "Alba Madonna," circa 1510, by... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2008

Masterpieces from the Davies Collection @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, La Parisienne, 1874. Oil on canvas, 163.8 x 108.3 cm. National Museum Wales; Miss Gwendoline E. Davies Bequest, 1951 (NMWA 2495) OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.- The National Museum Wales counts among its treasures the Davies Collection, an extraordinary group of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century paintings that is remarkable for its breadth and quality. Assembled between 1908 and 1923 by sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, the collection is exceptionally strong in Realist and Impressionist works and includes... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2008

"Picasso: Challenging the Past" at London in 2009

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jaime Sabartès en Grand Espagne, 1939. Museu Picasso de Barcelona. © Museu Picasso de Barcelona / Succession Picasso / DACS 2009 LONDON.- From his earliest years Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was a passionate student of the grand European painting tradition, frequently visiting the Louvre, the Prado and many other museums for inspiration. The masters of Spanish painting, including El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, were of crucial importance to him, as were Rembrandt, Delacroix, Ingres, Manet and Cézanne.... [Lire la suite]