17 janvier 2022

Sotheby's Masters Week spans millennia of art history with $40 million Botticelli masterpiece

Property from a Family Collection. Lot 14. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 - 1510), The Man of Sorrows, inscribed along the neckline of Christ's robe: [CHR]ISTO/ JESVNAZAR/ ENOR[...], tempera and oil on panel; panel: 27 1/8 by 20 1/4 in.; 69 by 51.4 cm; framed: 45 3/4 by 39 1/4 in.; 116.2 by 100 cm. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- This January, Sotheby’s will offer a rich... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2018

Exhibition traces the emergence and influence of the nude in Renaissance art

Allegory of Fortune, about 1530, Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolò de Lutero), oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, Renaissance artists made the nude central to their art, creating lifelike, vibrant, and varied representations of the human body. This transformative moment is one that would shape the course of European art history and resonate through the present day. On view at the J. Paul Getty... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2015

Exhibition of masterpieces from the Austrian Hapsburg dynasty brings imperial splendor to Atlanta

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, 1527-1593), Fire, 1566, oil on panel, 26 3/16 × 20 1/16 inches (66.5 cm × 51 cm). Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. ATLANTA, GA.- A major American collaboration brings masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties to the High Museum of Art. “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections,” on view Oct. 18, 2015, through Jan. 17, 2016, showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty—the emperors of the... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2015

Rarely seen masterpieces from Europe's greatest dynasty on view in Minneapolis

Pompeo Batoni, Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) with Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of Tuscany (1747-1792), 1769, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- A major exhibition of masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties opened in February at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty” showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty—the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and other powerful... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2014

Exhibition of masterpieces from the Museo del Prado on view at the National Gallery of Victoria

Raphael, Italian 1483–1520, Holy Family with Saint John or Madonna of the Rose (Sacra Famiglia con san Giovannino o Madonna della Rosa), c.1517 oil on canvas, 103.0 x 84.0 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00302) Spanish Royal Collection. MELBOURNE.- The finest collection of Italian masterpieces ever to come to Australia were unveiled at the National Gallery of Victoria on 16 May. Featuring important works by masters such as Raphael, Titian and Tiepolo, the exhibition represents an unprecedented opportunity in Australia to see... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Exhibition of masterpieces from the Austrian Habsburg dynasty brings imperial splendor to the U.S.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Fire, 1566; 66.5 x 51 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- In 2015, a major American collaboration will bring masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties to the United States. "Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections" showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty—the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and other powerful rulers who commissioned extraordinary artworks now in the collection of the... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2011

National Gallery of Victoria Acquires Newly Discovered Renaissance Masterpiece

Correggio, Madonna and Child with infant St John the Baptist 1514–15. Oil on wood panel, 45.0 x 35.5 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Andrew Sisson, 2011 MELBOURNE.- The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) today announced that in its 150th year it had acquired a highly important masterpiece by Correggio, one of the most influential figures of the Italian High Renaissance. Director Gerard Vaughan unveiled the painting, which has just arrived from London. The newly discovered work, titled... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2011

Sotheby's Achieves Second Highest Price for Any Old Master Painting at Auction in London

Francesco Guardi, Venice, a View of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon (detail), oil on canvas, 120 x 203.7cm. Estimate 15,000,000-25,000,000 GBP - Lot Sold: 26,697,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight Sotheby’s London Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale was led by Francesco Guardi’s monumental masterpiece Venice, a View of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon, which established the highest price of the week of London Old Master Sales when it sold for an... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2008

"The Myth of Antiquity" @ Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Benvenuto Cellini's Saliera VIENNA.- The protagonists of classical myths – heroes, mortals, gods and demi-gods – are deeply embedded in our collective memory and have lost nothing of their power to fascinate. Neither the invasion of the barbarians in Late Antiquity nor Christianity could fully uproot the memory of the pagan ancient world, with the Renaissance proudly rediscovering classical civilisation. Their myths came to life again in the Renaissance and baroque paintings and frescoes that decorated sumptuous princely... [Lire la suite]