01 décembre 2019

London Art Week from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December

  London Art Week holds its third Winter edition from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December in locations across Mayfair and St James’s. During the week, some 35 leading specialist galleries and the major auction houses will stage special exhibitions and talks. Open to art collectors, curators and the public the exhibitions span 5,000 years of art, from antiquity to the twentieth century, with a core focus on Old Masters and pre-contemporary art. Among the highlights is a lunchtime talk at the National Gallery on Monday 2 December, the... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2019

'Pre-Raphaelite Sisters' Presents A New Narrative of the Iconic Art Movement

Elizabeth Siddal is the model in John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1865-66, oil on canvas, 76 x 110 cm. Courtesy: National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON - The male artists of the 19th-century movement are collectively known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. But what about the sisters? Elizabeth Siddal, Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Gray, Joanna Wells – some have made it into the art history books, but the stories of others remain largely untold. For the first time ever, this major Pre-Raphaelite exhibition celebrates... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2019

Christie's announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions featuring 19th-century European Art, Old Master paintings and sculpture, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale, and Books and Manuscripts, which is joining the marquee sales week for the first time. Three distinguished private collections will be offered in dedicated sales: The Collection of Dr. Anton Pestalozzi of important Greek and Roman portraiture; The Collection of Lewis and Ali Sanders of superb French furniture and clocks; and a... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

Once-lost Rossetti painting acquired by the British Museum

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), The Death of Breuse sans Pitié, 1857 (retouched 1865). Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The British Museum has acquired a rarely-seen painting by the English painter and poet and founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). The artwork – called The Death of Breuze Sans Pitié – has hardly been exhibited since it was created in 1857 and its location was unknown for much of the 20th century. It goes on display in the British Museum... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2019

Wide-ranging exhibition reveals how three generations of artists revolutionized the arts in Britain

Beauty and the Beast, 1904, John Dickson Batten, British, 1860–1932, tempera on canvas, 30 1/2 × 26 in., Lent by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Presented by the John Feeney Bequest Fund, 1936P322, © Birmingham Museums Trust, Courtesy American Federation of Arts. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement (June 13–September 8, 2019), exploring how three generations of rebellious British artists, designers, and... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

'Victorian Radicals' Traveling Exhibition Begins Multiyear U.S. Museum Tour

Kate Bunce, Musica, ca. 1895–97. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 30 3/16 x 1 3/4 in., Birmingham Museums Trust (1897P17). © Birmingham Museums Trust. An unprecedented selection of paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—by three generations of revolutionary British artists and designers.  On view now through January 6, 2019, at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and then traveling to 7 other U.S. museums through 2021. In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2018

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine. Courtesy Agnews Truly “iconic” paintings define an artist’s oeuvre, are milestones in an artistic movement and pivotal images in history. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s haunting image of Proserpine is one such picture that should be regarded as no less than an icon of European art – representing the artist at the zenith of his originality and one of the most immediately recognizable images of the nineteenth century. The painting tells the story of the mythological goddess Proserpine, daughter of... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2018

Legion of Honor organizes first major exhibition to explore the Pre-Raphaelites' relationship to the Old Masters

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, 'Love and the Maiden', 1877. Oil, gold paint and gold leaf on canvas, 54 x 79 in. (137.2 x 200.7 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, European Art Trust Fund, Grover A. Magnin Bequest Fund and Dorothy Spreckels Munn Bequest Fund, 2002.176.  SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major international exhibition to assemble works by England’s nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with the... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2017

Exhibition focuses on the influence 'The Arnolfini Portrait' had on the Pre-Raphaelites

LONDON.- This autumn, one of the most celebrated paintings in the National Gallery, Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, is being exhibited for the first time alongside works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its successors. Focusing on the profound influence this 15th-century masterpiece had on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Reflections sheds light on the different ways these young British artists of the 19th century responded to the painting and one of its most distinctive features, the convex... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2017

Agnews at Masterpiece London 2017

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine. Agnews, Stand C27 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Truly “iconic” paintings define an artist’s oeuvre, are milestones in an artistic movement and pivotal images in history. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s haunting image of Proserpine is one such picture that should be regarded as no less than an icon of European art – representing the artist at the zenith of his originality and one of the most immediately recognizable images of the nineteenth century. Agnews. 6 St.James’s... [Lire la suite]