29 juin 2019

Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669. Oil on canvas, 51,6 x 45,4 cm, Frankfurt, Städel Museum. © Städel Museum MADRID.- Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions is an exhibition that encourages visitors to not only appreciate the quality and importance of the 72 works on display, some by the most admired painters of 17th-century Europe, but also to establish points of comparison between them. The traditional and long-standing idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2018

Exhibition offers a glimpse into the variety and opulence of Spanish still life paintings

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, Ca. 1602, San Diego, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam © The San Diego Museum of Art. BRUSSELS.- Eighty works by Spanish masters are arranged in a chronological overview, from the 1600s to the present-day. The still life paintings of great and universally acknowledged artists, such as Cotán, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró and Dalí are shown alongside works by their predecessors and contemporaries, providing the most comprehensive picture possible of this genre and its... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618, oil on canvas, 100.5 x 119.5 cm, purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund and a Treasury Grant, 1955, NG 2180, National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland.
17 juillet 2017

The National Portrait Gallery opens its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings

Sir John Godsalve by Hans Holbein the Younger, c.1532-4, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery opened its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings, many rarely seen, and some not displayed for decades, today Thursday 13 July 2017. But while the works on display are by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque, the drawings in The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (13 July – 22 October 2017) have been... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2017

'Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde' at Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 18 February to 28 May

MADRID - Opening in February at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde, an exhibition which, for the first time in Spain, presents an important selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery. In total the exhibition features 90 works from the 15th to the 19th centuries representing artistic schools such as the Italian, German, Flemish and Spanish and including great names... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2016

The Museo del Prado presents an unpublished work by Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez, Portrait of King Philip III (detail), 1627. Courtesy Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. MADRID.- The first donation received by American Friends of the Prado Museum, on this occasion made by the art historian William B. Jordan, has entered the Museo del Prado as a long-term deposit. This is a previously unpublished Portrait of Philip III, which exhaustive research and technical analysis have confirmed to be an autograph painting by Velázquez. It is being exhibited at the Prado as a temporary,... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2016

Exhibition at Museo del Prado offers a self-reflexive gaze on art and painting

  Francisco de Zurbarán, The Crucified Christ with a Painter, c. 1650. Oil on canvas, 105 x 84 cm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado.  MADRID.- With Meta-painting, the Museo del Prado is offering a new approach to its collection in the latest in a series of exhibitions that began in 2010 with Rubens and continued with Captive Beauty (2013) and Goya in Madrid (2014). This series has aimed to offer visitors the chance to reflect on the Museum’s own collections and to look at its works in a new... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2016

"Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez" opens in Bilbao

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Oil on canvas, three panels, 198.1 x 144.8 cm, each panel, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 64.1700 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/VEGAP. Bilbao, 2016 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, an exhibition of almost 80 works including some of the most important and yet least exhibited paintings by this British artist born in Ireland, alongside the works of the... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2016

Berlin's Gemäldegalerie exhibits paintings from the Golden Age of Spanish art

El Siglo de Oro. Die Ära Velázquez BERLIN.- The Siglo de Oro – the Golden Age of Spanish art – remains one of the most important chapters in European cultural history. Prominent painters of the era such as Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbaran belong to the ranks of the greatest masters of art history just as much as do the sculptors Gregorio Fernández, Pedro de Mena and Juan Martínez Montañés.  Diego Velázquez (Sevilla 1599 – Madrid 1660), Mars, nach 1641. Öl auf Leinwand, 179... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Diego Velázquez, Queen Isabel de Bourbon on Horseback (detail), 1635-6

Diego Velázquez, Queen Isabel de Bourbon on Horseback (detail), 1635-6