24 juin 2019

Diego Velasquez's long-lost portrait of 'Papessa' - the 'lady Pope' comes to auction

Lot 28. Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Seville 1599 - 1660 Madrid), Portrait of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj (1591–1657), half lenght, wearing black, the reverse bears the cipher of the Marqués del Carpio and inventory number: DGH/429, oil on original canvas (strip-lined), in a rare Spanish reverse cassetta, gilded and faux-marble frame, 77.4 x 61 cm.; 30 ½ x 24 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- She was the most powerful woman in... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2019

More than 100 works from the most influential Spanish masters illustrate the global impact of Spain's Golden Age

Francisco de Zurbarán (Spain, 1598–1664), Saint Francis in prayer in a grotto, 1650-1655. Oil on canvas, 62 x 39 9/16 in. (157.5 x 100.5 cm), Gift of Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner, 2014.132, San Diego Museum of Art. SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art presents the exhibition Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, featuring more than 100 outstanding works by leading artists from Spain and its global territories during the pivotal years of around 1600 to 1750. On view May 18, 2019 through Sept.... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

Exhibition presents remarkable art works dating from 1800 to the present day

Exhibition view Lombardo / Gonzalez-Torres. Tullio Lombardo, Young couple (formerly: Bacchus and Ariadne), around 1505/10, stone, marble, traces of painting (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer © KHM Museum Association) & Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1987- 1990, Wall Clocks, Edition of 3, 1 AP (© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York) VIENNA.- The Kunsthistorisches Museum is presenting the exhibition The Shape of Time. Following monographic... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2018

Sotheby's Master Paintings Evening Sale to offer paintings spanning from the 14th - 19th century

 NEW YORK, NY.- An exceptional selection of European paintings, spanning from the 14th to the 19th centuries will be offered in Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Master Paintings on 1 February 2018 in New York. Highlighting the annual Masters Week sale series, the Evening Sale exhibition will be on public view in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 26 January.  The February sale features a rare and striking portrait of Cristoforo Segni, Maggiordomo to Pope Innocent X, painted and signed by Velazquez and Cremonese... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2017

Attributed to Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Kitchen Still Life

Lot 31. Attributed to Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Seville 1599-1660  Madid), Kitchen Still Life, oil on canvas, 28 by 36 5/8  in.; 71.5 by 93 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection, Normandy, since the 19th century;By whom sold, Evreux, Etude François Thion, Alliance Enchères. Cabinet Turquin et Mauduit, 11 April 1999 (as Ignacio Arias) for 575,000 FF;Where acquired by the present owner. Exhibited: New York,... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2015

Velázquez masterwork 'Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress' at Meadows Museum for 50th anniversary

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660), Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress, 1659. Oil on canvas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna. Copyright: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.  DALLAS, TX.- The latest of three portraits of the Infanta in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, this magnificent painting depicts the sitter at the age of eight, gazing warmly at the viewer and wearing a blue silk dress, richly adorned with the silver borders fashionable in Spain from the 1640s. It was preceded... [Lire la suite]