22 mai 2020

Deeply personal collection of works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century to be offered at Sotheby's

  LONDON.- The passion for collecting often knows no bounds. In the case of Czech-born Albin Schram (1926-2005), that passion was not only boundless, but also intensely personal. From small ink musings to studies for major works of art, the wonderful array of sketches assembled by Schram was borne out of a fascination with the lesser known personalities of historic greats. Together, they reveal the private sides to some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Edgar Degas, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Félix... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2020

$1.6 million still life by Giorgio Morandi marks new record price for any work offered in an online sale at Sotheby's

Lot 28. Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), Natura morta (Still Life). Signed Morandi (lower right). Oil on canvas, 14⅞ by 17¾ in. (37.8 by 45.1 cm), Framed: 24¼ by 27 in. (61.5 by 68.5 cm). Painted in 1951. Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD. Sold for 1,580,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s first-ever Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale Online concluded yesterday afternoon, achieving $9.9 million. Attracting an average of 3.5 bidders for every lot sold, the auction... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2020

National Gallery of Art celebrates Degas's love of the Paris Opéra in exhibition

Edgar Degas, The Curtain, c. 1880, pastel over charcoal and monotype on laid paper mounted on board, sheet: 29 x 33.3 cm (11 7/16 x 13 1/8 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.  WASHINGTON, DC.- Edgar Degas (1834–1917) is celebrated as the premier painter of dancers, a subject that dominated his art for nearly four decades. Degas's renowned images of the Paris Opéra are among the most sophisticated and visually compelling works he created. Celebrating the 350th anniversary... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2020

Exceptional acquisition for the Van Gogh Museum collection: Woman Bathing by Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917), Woman Bathing, c. 1886, pastel crayon on paper on cardboard, 72.5 cm x 57.2 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (purchase with the support of the BankGiro Loterij, the Mondrian Fund, the Triton Collection Foundation and the Members of The Yellow House Foundation). AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum has acquired an important pastel by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834–1917): Woman Bathing, c. 1886. The work presents an intimate view of a nude woman washing herself with a... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2020

Exhibition brings together more than 100 works from Richard and Mary L. Gray's collection

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The Head of a Young Man in Profile to the Left (detail), 1749/50. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray. CHICAGO, IL.- Highlighting one of the most important gifts in the history of the Prints and Drawings department, Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art from the Gray Collection brings together more than 100 works from celebrated art dealer Richard Gray and art historian Mary L. Gray. Assembled over nearly 50 years, the Gray Collection encapsulates a long and... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

BAILLY GALLERY, Stand 68b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Edgar Degas (Paris, 1834-1917), Trois danseuses en buste (Three dancers busts), circa 1898. Pastel and charcoal on paper laid on cardboard, 52 x 43 cm. Signed with the artist's stamp lower left: Degas. © Bailly Gallery Kees van Dongen (Delftshaven 1877-1968 Monaco), Dreaming of love, 1931. Oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm. Signed upper left: van Dongen. Signed, titled, dated and located on the back. © Bailly Gallery. Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881-1973 Mougins), The doll, circa 1961. Wax crayon and pencil on cut cardboard, 28.7 x 20.5... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2019

MASTERLY! 4 Centuries of Drawing and Painting at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam

  Camille Pissarro, Les Coteaux d'Auvers (The hills of Auvers), 1882, Oil on canvas, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Donation: Rotterdam art friends 1917. Rotterdam - 'Masterly!’ will be presenting a grand retrospective of  four centuries of paintings and drawings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection. In over 150 works, the exhibition showcases the mastery of 27 artists who all excel in both art forms. It features work by famous masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Delacroix,... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2019

Kimbell exhibition reveals Renoir's mastery of the human form

FORT WORTH, TX.- Renoir: The Body, The Senses is the first major exhibition ever to focus on the artist's lifelong treatment of the nude. The exhibition, debuting on the centenary of the artist's death, provides new perspectives about Renoir's stylistic trajectory through the lens of the singular subject. Over the course of his career, Renoir rendered bustling cityscapes, captured portraits and impressions of fashionable society, and recorded fleeting atmospheric effects upon landscape, but his overarching preoccupation was the... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

“From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”. Old and new masters united in the Alte Pinakothek

Friedrich Overbeck, "Vittoria Caldoni", 1821, Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 65,8 cm, Inv. Nr. WAF 757 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, München/Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds (WAF). MUNICH.- Good news for all those missing the Neue Pinakothek: from July 25, the most important works of the nineteenth century are on display in the Alte Pinakothek. Titled “From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”, the presentation shows around 90 paintings and sculptures that outline the broad spectrum... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

Major Exhibition Traces the History of Pastel in Art at National Gallery of Art, September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020

William Merritt Chase, Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit (on strainer), overall: 45.7 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz. Washington, DC—In a major new exhibition opening this fall, the National Gallery of Art will examine the beauty and depth of pastel, tracing its rich history from the Renaissance to the present day. The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art will feature some 70 exquisite... [Lire la suite]