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]

06 février 2018

Clark Art Institute presents noted drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection

Jörg Breu the Younger (German, c. 1510-1547), Artybios on Horseback Attacking Onesilus, 1543. Pen and black ink and gray wash with white gouache on gray paper, 8 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (22.2 × 17 cm). Gift in Honor of Charles Ryskamp on his 10th Anniversary as Director. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 1978.38. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Over the past fifty years, New York art dealer and philanthropist Eugene V. Thaw assembled one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings. The collection,... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

Sotheby's Masters Week achieves $82.5 million in NY - Nearly doubling 2017 results

Balthasar van der Ast, Still Life With Basket Of Shells, A Plate With Fruits And Insects. Estimate $800/1.2 million. Sold for $ 1,815,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s annual Masters Week auctions concluded today in New York, with 650+ paintings, drawings and sculptures selling for an overall total of $82.5 million – approaching the series’s high estimate of $85.9 million. This total is nearly double the results of the same sale series in 2017 ($41.9 million). Sotheby’s exhibition of 15 outstanding... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2017

After 30 years 27 European paintings leave their permanent home to go to Hazelhurst Gallery

Jacopo Amigoni (Italy, circa 1685 - 21 Aug 1752), Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1740-42. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of James Fairfax  AC 1993. Photo: AGNSW, Diana Panuccio SYDNEY.- For the first time in more than 30 years, 27 magnificent works by some of the leading Italian, French and British artists of the High Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Romantic periods left the walls of the Art Gallery of New South Wales for an exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, European Old Masters: 16th – 19th... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

Exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum focuses on the life of Giacomo Casanova

  Giacomo Casanova, by his brother Francisco Giuseppe Casanova, 1750-1755. FORT WORTH, TX.- Notorious today for his amorous pursuits, Giacomo Casanova (1725–98) was esteemed by his contemporaries as a charming conversationalist, expert on many topics, and an international man of letters. He traveled widely throughout the continent, with extended sojourns in his native Venice, Paris, London, and much of Eastern Europe, mingling with royalty, popes and luminaries such as Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin along the way. This... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

Lot 25. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, signed ‘GUARDI’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 80½ in. (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 26,205,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Probably acquired in Venice in 1768 by Chaloner Arcedeckne, M. P. (1741-1804) of Glevering Hall, Suffolk and 1 Grosvenor Square, London, and by descent through his son, Andrew... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2017

Auction record for drawing by Canaletto achieved at Sotheby's in London

Lot 44. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 - 1768), The Coronation of the Doge on the Scala dei Giganti. Pen and brown ink and three shades of grey wash, heightened with touches of white over black chalk, within original brown ink framing lines, 389 by 554 mm. Estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000. Sold for £2,633,750 / $3,404,385 / €2,999,591. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- A superbly preserved drawing ranking among the greatest ever made by Canaletto sold for a record £2,633,750 /... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

Canaletto exhibition reunites two of the Venetian master's greatest series of paintings

Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768), The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733–4. Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 125.4 cm, RCIN 404417, Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON - A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace reunites two of Canaletto's finest sets of paintings, displayed side by side for the first time in almost 40 years.  Canaletto & the Art of Venice, opening tomorrow (19 May),  shows six views of Venice produced early in the artist's career in... [Lire la suite]
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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]
11 février 2017

'Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde' at Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 18 February to 28 May

MADRID - Opening in February at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde, an exhibition which, for the first time in Spain, presents an important selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery. In total the exhibition features 90 works from the 15th to the 19th centuries representing artistic schools such as the Italian, German, Flemish and Spanish and including great names... [Lire la suite]