03 avril 2012

Sotheby's Orientalist Sale to present important works depicting Turkey, The Middle East and North Africa

  Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian, 1917-1900), View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus, oil on canvas is estimated at £1.2-1.8 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.-Sotheby's Orientalist Sale will take place in London on Tuesday, 24 April 2012. Showcasing paintings, drawings and sculpture depicting Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa, the auction will be led by masterpieces by the Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky and the Turkish painter and polymath Osman Hamdy Bey. Comprising 33 lots, the sale is estimated to bring... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2011

"Orientalism in Europe: From Delacroix to Kandinsky" @ Art Hall of Hypo Culture Foundation

Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ, The white Slave, 1888, oil on canvas, 149,5 x 118,3 cm. Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts © RMN/Gérard Blot With some 150 paintings and sculptures, the major exhibition Orientalism in Europe: from Delacroix to Kandinsky presents the diverse interpretations of the Islamic Orient, North Africa and the Middle East by almost 100 western European artists. This survey starts with Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801) and continues through to the Modernism of the early 20th century. Masterpieces by Ingres,... [Lire la suite]