30 septembre 2017

In 'Drawn to Greatness,' the Morgan to Showcase Master Drawings from Thaw Collection

Francisco de Goya (1746–1828), Leave it all to Providence (Dejalo todo a la probidencia), 1816-20, black ink and gray wash, Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum, 1999.22.  The Thaw Collection is considered among the foremost private collections of drawings assembled over the last half century. It was first promised to the Morgan in 1975 by Eugene V. Thaw, now a Life Trustee, and the museum received the full collection of 424 works in early 2017. In honor of this extraordinary gift—one of the most important in... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2017

Le Jardin secret des Hansen, la collection Ordrupgaard au Musée Jacquemart-André

Le Jardin secret des Hansen : La collection Ordrupgaard. Affiche. PARIS - Comme au Musée Jacquemart-André, la collection Ordrupgaard est constituée par un couple féru d’art, les danois Wilhelm (1868-1936) et Henny (1870-1951) Hansen. Homme d’affaires passionné d’art, esprit indépendant et visionnaire, Wilhelm Hansen assemble en seulement deux ans entre 1916 et 1918 une collection unique en Europe d’oeuvres représentatives de l’impressionnisme et du postimpressionnisme de la seconde moitié du XIXe et du début... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

Getty announces acquisition of a group of 16 master drawings and a painting by Watteau

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), Study of a Mourning Woman. Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, 26 x 16.5 cm. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the most important acquisition in the history of the Museum’s Department of Drawings. Acquired as a group from a British private collection, the 16 drawings are by many of the greatest artists of western art history, including Michelangelo, Lorenzo di Credi, Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino, Rubens, Barocci, Goya, Degas, and... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

'Manet to Cézanne: Impressionist Drawings From Our Own Collection' at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Auguste Renoir, Two women, walking to the right, c. 1890, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (former collection Koenigs). The Impressionists, whose loose brushstrokes, bright colours and light effects brought about a revolution in painting around 1870, were also extremely innovative draughtsmen.  The medium lent itself to fleeting impressions of the landscape and urban life far better than paint – chalk and watercolours are quicker to use than oils. This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a magnificent... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

"Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade" at the Legion of Honor, June 24 - September 24, 2017

Edgar Degas, "Portrait of Zacharian," ca. 1885. Pastel on paper laid down on board, 15 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (39.7 x 39.7 cm). Private Collection. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 18341917) was enthralled with another aspect of modern life in the French capital: high-fashion hats and the women who created them. Degas’s fascination inspired a visually compelling and profoundly modern body of work that... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

Exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917; “The Millinery Shop”, 1879-1886; oil on canvas; 39 3/8 x 49 9/16 inches; The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection ST. LOUIS—Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front... [Lire la suite]

01 février 2017

L'Atelier d'Edgar Degas, un ensemble de dessins appartenant à la famille de l'artiste, chez Christie's Paris le 23 mars

“Aucun art n'est aussi peu spontané que le mien. Ce que je fais est le résultat de la réflexion et de l'étude des grands maîtres.” (Edgar Degas in G. Moore, The Painter of Modern Life in Magazine of Art, no. 13, 1890, p. 423). Paris – Le 23 mars prochain, le département Art Impressionniste et Moderne est heureux de présenter une vente dédiée à Edgar Degas dans le cadre des Journées du Dessin chez Christie’s. Composée de 55 dessins, cette collection provient des héritiers du frère de l’artiste, René de Gas. Ces feuilles de qualité,... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2016

Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through January 16, 2017

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, c. 1873, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection). HOUSTON, TX.- This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the exclusive U.S. venue for Degas: A New Vision, the most significant international survey in three decades of the work of Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917). While Degas’s reputation has often been confined to his ballet imagery, the artist’s oeuvre is rich, complex, and abundant, spanning the... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2016

De Bayser à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Edgar Degas (Paris 1834 - Paris 1917), Femme nue assise s’essuyant le cou. Fusain et estompe sur papier calque, 61,5 x 66,5 cm. Numéroté « 13 » en bas à droite - Cachet de la signature en bas à gauche (L.658) © Sebert Paul Gauguin (Paris 1848 - Iles Marquises 1903),  Pot en grès émaillé à décor de moutons et de motifs végétaux, 1886-1887. Grès partiellement émaillé et rehauts d'or ; 10 x 17cm. Signé "PGo" - Sur le fond, marque du céramiste Chaplet avec H&Co au centre. Son numéro personnel « 31 »... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

Edgar Degas, Self-portrait, 1857

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Self-portrait, 1857. Etching on wove paper; first state of four. Plate: 9 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (23 x 14.4 cm) Sheet: 10 11/16 x 7 in. (27.2 x 17.8 cm). Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, 1972. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972.625 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Degas's early study of printmaking led him to a close examination of Rembrandt's etched portraits, including their shifts between more and less finished compositions. This exceptionally rare... [Lire la suite]
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