23 avril 2016

16th century non-royal family portraits at risk of leaving United Kingdom unless a buyer can be found

Cornelis Ketel (1548-1616), Portrait of Thomas 'Customer' Smythe (1522-1591). Photo: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport. LONDON.- A group of the earliest non-royal family portraits is at risk of leaving the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £350,000. To provide an opportunity to keep the 16th century paintings in the UK , Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a set of nine portraits of the Smythe Family by Cornelis Ketel. Experts believe this... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2012

Exhibition at the Getty Center includes late Renaissance drawings by Italian, Dutch, and French masters

Cornelis Ketel, Design for the central section of The Mirror of Virtue, about 1594. Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, 25.8 x 21.7 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The late Renaissance was marked by a new artistic style that featured contorted, elongated forms and complex, animated compositions. Fundamental to this style is the Italian concept of disegno, which embraces the physical act of drawing and creative design. Disegno: Drawing in Europe, 1520-1600, an exhibition on view... [Lire la suite]
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