03 mars 2022

Three Lucio Fontana at Christie's London, Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction, 2 March 2022

Lot 109. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, signed L. Fontana, titled Concetto spaziale Attese and inscribed Quanta malinconia e tristezza (on the verso), waterpaint on canvas, 100.3 by 81 cm. 39½ by 31⅞ in. Lot sold: 3,787,000 GBP (Estimate: 3,000,000 - 4,000,000 GBP). © Christie's 2022 Property from a European Collection. Provenance: Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist) Sotheby’s London, 1 December 1988, lot... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2020

“A New Look at Old Masters,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- “In a dark time, the eye begins to see,” the poet wrote. And after the dark, dark time we’ve been through, this year’s winter solstice, marking the start of slow climb back into light, may carry more metaphorical weight than usual.Coincidentally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has some restorative illumination of its own underway. In recent decades, the skylights that brought natural light into the European paintings galleries had grown timeworn and semifunctional, leaving some spaces... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2020

Caravaggio. The human and the divine at the Old Masters Picture Gallery of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD)

Caravaggio, St. John the Baptist (boy with a ram), 1602, oil on canvas, 129 × 94 cm, Musei Capitolini, Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome - Archivio Fotografico dei Musei Capitolini © Roma, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali). This autumn, an iconic masterpiece of Italian art is visiting Dresden: Caravaggio's painting John the Baptist from the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is presenting the picture together with more than 50 works from its own collection that show Caravaggio's... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

'Baroque Pathways' Brings Rome to Potsdam

Caravaggio  (1571-1610), Narcissus, 1598/99. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Mauro Coen. Potsdam - From July 13 to October 6, 2019, Germany's Museum Barberini is presenting its first old master exhibition: Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome showcases 54 masterpieces from the collections of the Palazzo Barberini and the Galleria Corsini in Rome, among them an early work by... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2019

Caravaggio's ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa loaned for exhibition in Munich

Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio (1571 - 1610), Medusa, called Medusa Murtola, 1597. Canvas on panel, diameter 44.68 cm. Private collection. MUNICH.- Last week—quite literally at the eleventh hour—the Bavarian State Painting Collections received news that the Italian Ministry of the Interior and the authorities for cultural-heritage protection in Milan and Rome have granted permission for Caravaggio’s world-famous ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa to leave the country and feature as... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2018

'Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe' presents 70 masterpieces at the Centraal Museum

Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1657), The Procuress, 1625, Centraal Museum, Utrecht. © Centraal Museum, Utrecht UTRECHT.- At the start of the Dutch Golden Age, Rome was the centre of the world. Young painters from across Europe made their way to the Eternal City, where – so the rumour went – the painter Caravaggio had caused a revolution. A new realism in the art of painting, unparalleled drama, grand gestures and mysteries of light: everyone wanted to see it for themselves. Among them were the... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2017

'Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese' to Open in California

Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610), Boy with a Basket of Fruit, about 1593-94. Oil on canvas. Ministero de Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo–Galleria Borghese. The J. Paul Getty Museum will host a rare exhibition of three celebrated works by the great Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), on loan from the Galleria Borghese in Rome, home to the largest collection of Caravaggio’s paintings in the world. Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese will be on view at the... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2017

Museo del Prado opens new permanent collection itinerary on same-sex relationships

Room 12. Hermaphrodite. Deceptive Appearances Section. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inviting visitors to focus on its collection from a different viewpoint through a selection of 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings which are habitually on display in its galleries. Representing part of the complex western cultural heritage, they can now be viewed as a marvellous testimony to different, minority and, on occasions, silent affective formulas.  Each of these independent but interrelated thematic routes reflects an... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

The Met reunites Caravaggio's last two paintings in exhibition

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Milan or Caravaggio 1571-1610 Porto Ercole). The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610. Oil on canvas. Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples. NEW YORK, NY.- The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, Caravaggio's (1571–1610) last painting, is on exceptional loan from the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Naples and presented with The Met's The Denial of Saint Peter, also created by the artist in the last months of his life. Commissioned by the Genoese patrician Marcantonio Doria... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2016

'Caravaggio and the Painters of the North' at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan, 1571 – Porto Ercole, 1610), The musicians, 1596-1597. Oil on canvas, 92,1 x 118,4 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1952. © 2015. The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence MADRID - From 21 June to 18 September 2016, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting Caravaggio and the Painters of the North, an exhibition that focuses on Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan, 1571 – Porto Ercole, 1610)... [Lire la suite]