30 septembre 2017

‘Picture Ballot! Reformation' at Kunsthaus Zürich

El Greco (Domenico Theotocopulos), Portrait of Charles de Guise, Cardinal de Lorraine, 1572. Oil on canvas, 178.5 x 94.5 cm, Kunsthaus Zürich, Stiftung Betty and David Koetser, 1986. XURICH.- The Kunsthaus Zürich is staging an exhibition on aspects of the Reformation in the visual arts. Reflecting the central theme of transformation and renewal, it brings together a crosssection of works from the 16th to the 20th centuries: late medieval religious imagery, Counter-Reformation Baroque paintings, history... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2017

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum hosts two important works executed by El Greco

 El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) (Candia, Crete, 1541-Toledo, 1614), Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias y Leiva & Portrait of Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva, c. 1600. Oil on canvas, 68 x 57 cm, Museo del Greco, Toledo.  BILBAO.- The presentation of two important works from the collection of the Museo del Greco (Toledo), Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias y Leiva and Portrait of Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva, two oil paintings of the same size (68 x 57 cm) executed by El Greco around... [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]
05 août 2016

El Greco, The Vision of Saint John, ca. 1609–14

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo), The Vision of Saint John, ca. 1609–14. Oil on canvas, 87 1/2 x 76in. (222.3 x 193cm); with added strips 88 1/2 x 78 1/2 in. (224.8 x 199.4 cm) [top truncated]. Rogers Fund, 1956; 56.48 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This now fragmentary canvas was one of three altarpieces commissioned for a hospital outside Toledo that were left unfinished at the artist's death. Two were completed by the artist's son, but... [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]
12 avril 2016

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (Crete 1541-1614 Toledo), The Entombment of Christ

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (Crete 1541-1614 Toledo), The Entombment of Christ, oil on panel, 11 x 7 5/8 in. (28 x 19.4 cm.), with the inventory number '18.' (lower right). Estimate $4,000,000 – $6,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: (Possibly) Miguel Lasso de la Vega y Madariaga (1783-1863), 10th Marqués de las Torres, and thence by descent to,Miguel Lasso de la Vega y Quintanilla (1830-1900), 12th Marqués de las Torres, and (probably) by descent to his son,José María... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2015

The world of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya on view in Amsterdam

© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- The long-awaited art exhibition Spanish Masters from the Hermitage. The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya opened at the Hermitage Amsterdam on Saturday 28 November 2015. The exhibition includes more than sixty superior paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces. Never before has the Netherlands hosted such a comprehensive survey of Spanish art, with work that is hardly represented in Dutch museum... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2015

Exhibition of masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest opens in Milan

Da Raffaello a Schiele. Capolavori dal Museo di Belle Arti di Budapest. MILAN.- From Raphael to Schiele marks a new departure for the programme of exhibitions at the Palazzo Reale in Milan: the organization of exhibitions of the most important gallery collections in the world, which the general public may not be familiar with and which may not be easily accessible. The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the finest collections of works of art in the world, with masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2015

Nazi-Looted El Greco Returned to Rightful Owners

El Greco, “Portrait of a Gentleman”, 1570, oil on canvas (courtesy Commission for Looted Art in Europe).  BERLIN — A painting by El Greco that was seized by the Gestapo in Vienna in 1938 has been returned to the owner's heirs. "Portrait of a Gentleman" was known to have been in New York in the 1950s. Attempts by the owner, Julius Priester, who had fled Vienna, to recover the artwork after the war were unsuccessful. He died in 1954. Several decades later his heirs put in a claim for the work. It had changed hands several... [Lire la suite]
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