25 décembre 2020

“A New Look at Old Masters,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- “In a dark time, the eye begins to see,” the poet wrote. And after the dark, dark time we’ve been through, this year’s winter solstice, marking the start of slow climb back into light, may carry more metaphorical weight than usual.Coincidentally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has some restorative illumination of its own underway. In recent decades, the skylights that brought natural light into the European paintings galleries had grown timeworn and semifunctional, leaving some spaces... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2014

First exhibition in Britain to explore the role of architecture in Italian Renaissance painting opens

Carlo Crivelli, Annunciation with St Emidius, 1486. Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 207 x 146,5 cm, © The National Gallery, London LONDON.- This spring, the National Gallery presents the first exhibition in Britain to explore the role of architecture in Italian Renaissance painting of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.  'Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting' aims to increase visitors' appreciation and understanding of some of the most beautiful and architectonic paintings... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2011

"Architectural Paintings From Renaissance to 18th century" @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid, Madrid

On 18 October the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid will be inaugurating the exhibition Architectural Paintings. From Renaissance to 18th Century. It comprises a group of more than 140 paintings from the Renaissance to the 18th century that depict buildings and cities, either as the principal motif or as the background for the depiction of other subjects. The exhibition will aim to show the visiting public the development of these architectural motifs or settings and the wide range of issues that contributed to the... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2011

14th- to 18th-century religious paintings in the collections of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

MADRID.- Within its Permanent Collection of Old Master Paintings, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza has a group of works depicting episodes from the life of Christ, from his childhood to the period after the Resurrection. Between 2 August and 4 September and in conjunction with the celebration of World Youth Day 2011, the Museum will be presenting the exhibition Encounters. It comprises a selection of nine of the above-mentioned paintings by 14th- to 18th-century artists including Albrecht Dürer, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Giovanni Paolo... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2011

Maso di Banco, Cola Petruccioli, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Jacopo di Cione, Spinello Aretino, Taddeo di Bartolo, Giovanni dal Ponte

Cola Petruccioli (painter from Orvieto, active in the second half of the 1000 – 1400, died in 1401), Allegory of Fortitude, Justice and “Vita activa”, fresco, 315 × 65 cm, 315 × 72 cm, 315 × 62 cm. Collection of Old Master Paintings, inv. no. 1260, 1357, 1362 . Museum of Fine Arts Budapest © Museum of Fine Arts Károly Pulszky (1853–1899), director of the museum’s predecessor, the National Picture Gallery, earned undying reputation in enriching its collection, primarily the Italian Renaissance material. It was he who purchased... [Lire la suite]