04 décembre 2020

Old Master paintings brought together for the first time in landmark gallery exhibition

LONDON.- Spectacular paintings widely recognised as among the highlights of the Royal Collection – including works by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Canaletto – have gone on display together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace, opening at The Queen’s Gallery in London tomorrow (Friday, 4 December), brings together 65 of the most treasured paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery, one of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The exhibition gives... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2020

Exhibition shows how people's view of nature has changed through the ages

Claude Lorrain, Landscape with Argus Guarding lo, ca 1644/45. Photo credit: Harry Cory Right/By permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. STOCKHOLM.- This autumn's exhibition at Nationalmuseum opened on 17 September and features French and Italian art from primarily the 17th century but also French and Nordic art until the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition shows how people's view of nature has changed through the ages and also addresses the many classical stories conveyed in... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2020

A major new exhibition of Chatsworth's world-class collection of Old Masters drawings opens at Millennium Gallery

Sebastiano del Piombo, A reclining apostle, circa 1516. © The Devonshire Collections Reproduced by kind permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. SHEFFIELD.- A major new exhibition featuring more than 50 Old Master drawings from Chatsworth’s extraordinary collection, second only to the Queen’s in its remarkable scope and quality, opened in Sheffield.Featuring works by Carpaccio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and more, Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth is the largest exhibition of these rare wonders... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2019

MASTERLY! 4 Centuries of Drawing and Painting at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam

  Camille Pissarro, Les Coteaux d'Auvers (The hills of Auvers), 1882, Oil on canvas, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Donation: Rotterdam art friends 1917. Rotterdam - 'Masterly!’ will be presenting a grand retrospective of  four centuries of paintings and drawings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection. In over 150 works, the exhibition showcases the mastery of 27 artists who all excel in both art forms. It features work by famous masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Delacroix,... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

The Light of the Campagna: Exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle presents drawings by Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain (1604/05–1682), View from Monte Mario; the River Tiber winding into the left foreground, the Tiburtine hills in the distance, c.1640. Brush drawing in brown wash, 185 x 265 mm. London, British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings © Trustees of the British Museum. HAMBURG.- The exhibition The Light of the Campagna presents drawings by one of the greatest European landscape artists: Claude Gellée, known as Claude Lorrain (1604/05–1682). This is the first large-scale show in Germany to be devoted explicitly to... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2017

Exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum explores French drawing in the Classical Age

Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), Death of Hippolytus, 1645, pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk. The Morgan Library & Museum; Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909; I, 267. NEW YORK, NY.- The French refer to the seventeenth century as the Grand Siècle, or the Great Century. Under the rule of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, the period saw a dramatic increase in French political and military power, the maturation of French courtly life at Versailles, and an unparalleled flourishing of the arts.  Poussin, Claude,... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2017

Exhibition in Dresden presents 19th-century paintings of Italy between Claude Lorrain, Turner and Böcklin

Max Klinger (1857–1920), Das Kolosseum in Rom, 1888, Öl auf Leinwand, 77 x 102 cm, Albertinum/Galerie Neue Meister, © SKD, Foto: Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut DRESDEN.- During the 19th century, Italy was a magnetic destination for many travellers from Northern Europe, including artists such as Carl Blechen, Camille Corot and William Turner, Oswald Achenbach and Max Klinger. In Germany, Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe fuelled the compulsion to head South with his "Italienische Reise" ("Italian Journey"), published... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2017

Exhibition of 52 bronzes by sculptor Auguste Rodin opens at the Portland Art Museum

PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum is presenting Rodin: The Human Experience—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, an exhibition of 52 bronzes by the groundbreaking French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The exhibition, which opened January 21, 2017, is being staged in Portland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the artist’s death.One of the greatest artists of his time, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) revolutionized the art of sculpture. While his works always remained faithful to nature, he departed... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

Experts say painting bought for $20 in 1899 could be an original Raphael, reassessed as £20 million

Possible Raphael discovered at Haddo House, first attributed to Innocenzo Francucci da Imola, The Virgin. Photo The National Trust for Scotland, Haddo House. EDINBURGH.- BBC experts examining the amazing art collection at the National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House in Aberdeenshire have discovered two very important paintings, including a piece that is ‘probably by’ Raphael. The revelation comes in BBC4’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces which airs on Wednesday 5 October at 9pm. Art experts Dr Bendor... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2016

First British art star's self-portrait smashes world reord at Bonhams Old Masters Sale

 (London 1611-1646), Portrait of the artist, bust-length, in a black tunic and white collar, oil on canvas, 62 x 47.2cm (24 7/16 x 18 9/16in). Estimate £200,000 - 300,000 (€260,000 - 380,000). Sold for £1,106,500 (€1,298,053). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- The earliest known self-portrait by William Dobson (1611-1656) sold for £1,106,500 at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London today, 6 July. This is a new world record price for a work by the artist at auction... [Lire la suite]