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]
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]