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]

29 décembre 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the first U.S. exhibition of Félix Vallotton's work in nearly 30 years

NEW YORK, NY.- In darkly suggestive paintings and graphically spare prints, Félix Vallotton (1865–1925) chronicled fin de siècle Paris like no other artist of his generation. He lampooned the bourgeoisie with acerbic wit and laid bare the urban turmoil of a society in flux. Swiss born and Paris educated, Vallotton was a highly original artist whose diverse talents have never been fully recognized. In the first U.S. exhibition of his work in nearly 30 years, Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet—on view at The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Swiss Art Auction

Lot 71. Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933), Frutta, 1908, unten links monogrammiert und datiert 'GG 1908', rückseitig signiert und bezeichnet'Giovanni Giacometti Stampa', Öl auf Leinwand, 44,5 x 54,5 cm. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000 (USD 509,134 - USD 712,788). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 ZURICH.- The Swiss Art Auction on 18 September will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christie’s Switzerland, along with celebrating the 40th anniversary of... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

Guggenheim Exhibition Spotlights Parisian Salons That Brought Late 19th-Century Radical and Reactionary Artists Together

Jean Delville, The Death of Orpheus (Orphée mort), 1893. Oil on canvas, 79.3 x 99.2 cm. Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, en prêt à long terme aux musées royaux de Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Followed by © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. Photo: J. Geleyns – Roscan NEW YORK - Through October 4, 2017, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, the first museum exhibition on this revelatory and significant yet frequently overlooked series... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2017

Exhibition analyzes the Parisian art scene of the late 19th century

Louis Anquentin, Inside Bruant’s Mirliton (l’intérieur de Chez Bruant: Le Mirliton), 1886-87. Oil on canvas, 145 x 157 cm. Private collection. BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is presenting Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse - Lautrec, and Their Contemporaries , an exhibition that analyzes the Parisian art scene, underscoring the most important French avant-gardes of the late 19th century, particularly the NeoImpressionists, Symbolists, and Nabis. The leading... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2009

« Buvez, ô mes yeux...» Director's Choice: le paysage suisse de 1800 à 1900 @ the Kunstmuseum Bern

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun, Das Alphirtenfest in Unspunnen am 17. August 1808, 1808-09, Öl auf Leinwand, 84 x 114 cm. Depositum der Gottfried Keller Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern BERN.- Gottfried Keller’s enthusiasm for what he sees before him is the motto for the exhibition on the 19th-century image of Switzerland from the Kunstmuseum Bern collection. The museum presents not only works that are strange or have hardly yet been seen, or visionary and realistic, but also well-known and familiar pieces from the rich fund of hidden... [Lire la suite]