02 janvier 2022

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibits Italian paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries

MADRID.- When the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza opened in 1992 an important and representative selection of nearly 80 works of the Italian and German schools was placed on long-term deposit for display at the Monastery of Pedralbes in Barcelona through an agreement reached between Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and the city’s mayor, Pasqual Maragall. In 2004 that group was moved to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) where it continues to be exhibited today.To coincide with the commemoration in 2021 of the... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2021

"Trésors de Venise, la Collection Cini" à l'Hôtel de Caumont

AIX-EN-PROVENCE - À l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de la création de la Fondation Giorgio Cini, l'Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'art propose un voyage à Venise en présentant pour la première fois hors d’Italie des chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Cini, l’une des plus importantes collections d’art ancien italien. Les 70 peintures, sculptures, dessins et objets précieux présentés font partie de l’un des plus prestigieux ensembles d’art italien, du XIVe au XVIIIe siècle, réuni par l’entrepreneur et philanthrope Vittorio Cini (Ferrare... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

The Annunciation (detail; 1425–26), Fra Angelico. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. © 2019. Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID - The exhibition Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance will investigate the beginnings of the Florentine Renaissance art in the 1420s and 1430s with the friar painter Fra Angelico at the centre of the story. Fra Angelico is one of the great masters of Renaissance art and responsible for its early achievements in Florence alongside the painters Masaccio,... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2018

"Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth" opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

Fra Angelico (Italian, about 1400-1455), The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin, 1424-1434. Tempera with oil glazes and gold on panel, 85.7 x 45.1 cm (33 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston BOSTON, MASS.- The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the sole venue for Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, on view Feb. 22 through May 20, 2018. The exhibition explores renowned Renaissance painter Fra Angelico’s talent for storytelling. For the first time ever, the four newly restored... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2017

Philadelphia Museum to Present Centenary Exhibition Dedicated to Renowned Collection of European Old Master Art

Antonello da Messina (Antonello di Giovanni di Michele de Antonio), Italian (active Messina, Naples, and Venice), 1456- 1479, Portrait of a Young Gentleman, 1474. Oil on panel, 12 5/8 x 10 11/16 inches (32.1 x 27.1 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection, 1917. © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. PHILADELPHIA - This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection, a major exhibition focusing on one of the finest collections... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Major new exhibition reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home

Studio of Sandro Botticelli, Virgin and Child, Florence, c.1480–90, oil on panel. Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum opened a major new exhibition that reveals the central place of religion in the Italian Renaissance home from March 7 - 4 June 2017. ‘Madonnas and Miracles’ shows how religious beliefs and practices were embedded in every aspect of domestic life. Challenging the idea of the... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2016

"Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces" highlights museum's most notable works in new light

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606 – 1669), "Self-Portrait, Aged 23". Oil on oak panel, 1629. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (P21n6). BOSTON, MASS.- This spring, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston presents Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces, displaying 25 of the collection’s most esteemed works of art by masters including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, which will be moved from the Museum’s original palace into the contemporary Hostetter Gallery. The... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

The Prado acquires The Virgin of the Pomegranate by Fra Angelico from the Alba ducal collection

Guido di Pietro, known as Fra Angelico (Mugello, 1390 - Rome, 1455), The Virgin and Child with two Angels or The Virgin of the Pomegranate, detail, c.1426. Tempera on panel, 83 x 59 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado. © 2016. Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado and with the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, also in attendance, approved the acquisition of The Virgin of the Pomegranate, the only masterpiece of early 15th-century... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2013

"Natural Beauty: From Fra Angelico to Monet" opens at the Groninger Museum

  Fra Angelico, H. Nicolaas van Bari, 1424 / 1425, tempera op hout, 35,5 x 14 cm © Collectie Rau voor UNICEF, Foto: P. Schälchli, Zürich GRONINGEN - The Natural Beauty exhibition shows landscapes and still lifes from the collection of Gustav Rau (1922-2002), a German tropical doctor and art collector. Gustav Rau is regarded as one of the most exceptional collectors of our times. Masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Van Goyen, Van der Neer, Bonnard, Fantin-Latour, Monet, Liebermann, Sérusier, Vuillard, Sisley, Morandi and others make... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2013

10 masterpieces painting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Attributed to Gentile Bellini, "A Seated Scribe" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum This singular painting, which has intrigued scholars and inspired whole exhibitions, shows a young scribe in the Ottoman court hunched over a writing pad. Attributed - though with no great certainty - to Bellini, it is one of the most evocative and popular works in the museum. Titian, "Europa" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Painting doesn’t get better than this. The mythological scene, which depicts Europa being abducted by Zeus... [Lire la suite]