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]

22 août 2015

New Hood Museum of Art exhibition reveals another side of Canaletto's Venice

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), La Libreria. V. (The Library, Venice), about 1740–44, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.37. HANOVER, NH.- The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is presenting an exhibition of thirty etchings from the museum’s collection that represent a nearly complete set of Venice-inspired prints by Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768). Known as Canaletto, the artist is famous for his luminous,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

"Canaletto – Rome, Londres, Venise. Le triomphe de la lumière" à Caumont Centre d’Art

Affiche de Canaletto, Rome – Londres – Venise, le triomphe de la lumière © The Bowes Museum, Co. Durham, UK. Aix-en-Provence - Giovanni Antonio Canal, dit Canaletto, (Venise 1697–1768) est connu pour être le peintre de Venise le plus important du XVIIIe siècle, celui qui a magnifié sa ville par des vues rigoureuses et empreintes d’une lumière précise et chaleureuse. Canaletto a donné ses titres de noblesse à la peinture de veduta à Venise, représentant avec une admirable exactitude mais aussi avec poésie des vues de... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

"Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner, English painting towards modernity" at Palazzo Sciarra Museum in Rome

Joshua Reynolds, Lady Bampfylde, 1776-1777; olio su tela, 238,1 x 148 cm © Tate, London 2014 ROME - Promoted by Fondazione Roma and organised by Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei, the exhibition Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner. British Painting and the Rise of Modernity, will be held in Palazzo Sciarra from the 15th April to the 20th July 2014.The exhibition curated by Carolina Brook and Valter Curzi intends to offer to the public a comprehensive overview of the social and artistic development that took place during the XVIII century in step... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2014

"Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music" opens at the Portland Art Museum

 Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day, c. 1745, Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The William L. Elkins Collection, Photo The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY. PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum is the only U.S. venue for Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music opened on February 15. This stunning exhibition explores the heroic age of art and music in the Republic of Venice, also referred to as La Serenissima or “the most serene.”  Between the... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2013

Two major works by Canaletto to lead Sotheby's Old Masters Evening Sale in London

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768), Venice, a view of the Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica and the Campanile; Venice, a view of the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. A pair, both oil on canvas, in carved and gilt wood frames; each: 46.5 by 77.1 cm.; 18¼ by 30¼ in. Est. £8-12 million. Photos: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- On 4 December 2013, Sotheby’s London will present two of the most important works by Canaletto to come to the market in recent times. Painted... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2013

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768)? The Molo, Venice, from the Bacino di San Marco

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768)? The Molo, Venice, from the Bacino di San Marco. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. oil on canvas; 27 1/8 x 44 3/8 in. (68.8 x 112.7 cm.). Estimate £4,000,000 - £6,000,000. Price Realized £8,461,875 Provenance: Presumably commissioned by Edward Howard, 9th Duke of Norfolk (1686-1777), and by descent toBernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk (1908-1975), Arundel Castle, where cited by Constable in 1962 (loc. cit. infra).Sir Norman James... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2013

Getty Museum acquires a Rembrandt self-portrait and a Venice painting by Canaletto

Rembrandt Laughing, about 1628. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). Oil on copper. 8 3/4 x 6 5/8 in. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of two exceptional European paintings—a recently rediscovered self-portrait by one of the most celebrated painters in history, Rembrandt, and a light-filled view of the Grand Canal by Canaletto, Venice’s most influential painter. “It is extraordinary to be adding two such rare and outstanding works to the... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2012

"Canaletto à Venise" @ Musée Maillol

Antonio Canal dit Canaletto, L'escalier des Géants du Palazzo Ducale, 1755-1756. Huile sur toile, 174 x 136 cm. Grande Bretagne/ Alnwick, © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland Sous le haut patronage de la ville de Venise, le musée Maillol consacre pour la première fois une exposition exclusivement à l’oeuvre vénitienne de Canaletto. L’exposition «Canaletto à Venise» réunira plus de cinquante peintures, sélectionnées avec grande rigueur, provenant des plus importants musées et collections particulières incontournables.... [Lire la suite]
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