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]

24 juillet 2016

Britain in the World: New display of the collections at the Yale Center for British Art

Benjamin West, Queen Charlotte, 1777, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. NEW HAVEN, CONN.- When the Yale Center for British Art reopened to the public, after completing the third phase of an important multi-year building conservation project, visitors can experience not only a renewed masterpiece of modern architecture by Louis I. Kahn, but also a freshly reimagined installation of the Center’s collections. More than five hundred works from the Center’s holdings, largely the gift of... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2015

Portland Art Museum debuts major exhibition of masterpieces drawn from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

Jan Brueghel the Younger, The Five Senses: Sight, c. 1625, Oil on panel, 27 5/8 x 44 5/8 inches, Paul G. Allen Family Collection.  PORTLAND, ORE.- This fall, the Portland Art Museum is the first venue of a major touring exhibition exploring the evolution of European and American landscape painting. Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection features 39 paintings from five centuries of masterpieces drawn from the collection of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G.... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2015

"Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice" opens at the Ashmolean Museum

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682‒1754), Head of a Youth. Black and white chalks on brownish paper, 31.5 x 29.9 cm © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.  OXFORD.- Featuring a hundred drawings from the Uffizi, the Ashmolean, and Christ Church, Oxford, Titian to Canaletto is a groundbreaking exhibition based on new research. Venetian art has long been associated with brilliant colours and free brushwork, but drawing has been written out of its history. This exhibition highlights the significance of drawing as a... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2015

The Holburne Museum exhibits astonishing canvases and drawings by Canaletto

Canaletto (1697-1768), The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, c1750-1. Oil on canvas. ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2015. BATH.- When the Venetian painter Antonio Canal arrived in London in 1746, Britain was booming. During his nine-year stay, the artist captured the latest achievements of British architecture and engineering. Including loans from Compton Verney, The National Trust, The British Museum, Royal Collection Trust and Tate, this exhibition also features Canaletto’s... [Lire la suite]