23 décembre 2019

Christie's to offer Old Master & British drawings including works from the collection of Jean Bonna

  From the Collection of J.E. Safra. Lot 75. Giovanni Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), View of the South front of Warwick Castle, detail. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Old Master & British Drawings Including Works from the Collection of Jean Bonna will take place on January 28 in New York. The auction offers a wide variety of works on paper covering over five hundred years from approximately 1480 to the mid-19th Century. Comprised of 129... [Lire la suite]

22 décembre 2019

Exhibition embarks the visitor on an enchanting voyage of discovery

BESANÇON.- From 9 November 2019 to 2 March 2020, Besançon’s Museum of Fine Art and Archaeology is presenting Une des provinces du Rococo. La Chine rêvée de François Boucher (One of the provinces of Rococo. François Boucher’s idealised China), an exhibition which embarks the visitor on an enchanting voyage of discovery.The illustrious yet little known François Boucher was one of the key figures in eighteenth century painting along with Watteau or Fragonard, and was one of the artists displaying the greatest talent in... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2019

"Le Musée Pouchkine. Cinq cents ans de dessins de maîtres" à la Fondation Custodia

Le Musée Pouchkine à la Fondation Custodia. PARIS - Cette première grande rétrospective des œuvres graphiques du musée Pouchkine en France couvre les écoles européennes et russes, du XVe au XXesiècle. À travers une sélection de plus de 200 œuvres, le public pourra saisir la richesse de cette remarquable collection moscovite. Dürer, Véronèse, Rubens, Fragonard, Tiepolo, Friedrich, Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall ou encore Malevitch sont mis à l’honneur aux côtés de grands noms de... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

Renewed interest in historic art sets stage for third edition of TEFAF New York Fall

  NEW YORK, NY.- Following the success of the second annual TEFAF New York Spring in May, TEFAF is offering a “first look’ at the works that will be showcased this Fall. With a focus on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall returns to the historic Park Avenue Armory from October 27-31. As the conversation and climate for historic art in America continues to grow, TEFAF New York Fall is at the forefront of the renewed interest in this area,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2018

Splendor and sophistication of Casanova's Europe on display in exhibition of more than 250 works from the 18th century

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804), The Charlatan, 1756. Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. Bequest of Francesc Cambó 1949. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- In the dynamic world of mid-18th-century Europe, people, ideas and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Interiors filled with masterful, opulent and at times playful paintings and furnishings also brimmed with intellectual exchange, flirtation and gossip. Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires 18th-century French master drawings

Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), Little Girl in a Bonnet. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three drawings by Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), François Boucher (1703–70) and Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (1735–84), some of the leading artists of the French 18th century. The works comprise two portraits and a figure study for one of the museum’s most famous paintings, The Triumph of Venus. Each exemplifies how drawing had become a significant art form in its own right in 18th-century... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

GURLITT: STATUS REPORT. Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences

Claude Monet (1840–1926), Waterloo Bridge, 1903. Oil on canvas, lined, 65 × 101.5 cm, www.lostart.de/532967. Kunstmuseum Bern, Bequest of Cornelius Gurlitt 2014. Provenance undergoing clarification / Currently no indications of being looted art. BERN - Gurlitt Status Report is the title of two concurrent exhibitions with different thematic focuses. The Bundeskunsthalle and the Kunstmuseum Bern present works from the estate of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of the Third Reich art dealer... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Harn Museum of Art displays French art featuring women in the 18th - early 19th centuries

GAINESVILLE, FL.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is presenting an exhibition of more than 150 drawings, pastels, paintings and sculptures addressing some of the most important and defining questions of women’s lives in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection is on view from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31, 2017. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

Eighteenth-Century French Paintings From Across America on View at National Gallery of Art, Washington

Nicolas de Largillierre, Self-Portrait, 1707, oil on canvas, original canvas (approximate size): 90.5 x 71.1 cm (35 5/8 x 28 in.), overall: 92.7 x 73 cm (36 1/2 x 28 3/4 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund Washington, DC—When Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon I, fled to America in 1815, he packed his collection of 18th-century French painting. In an effort to spread his native country's culture across the United States, he put his works on public display, causing a sensation and inspiring a... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle chez Christie's Paris, le 22 mars 2017

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Paris - Le 22 mars, le département Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle présentera sa vente annuelle. La vente du 22 mars s’inscrit dans le cadre des Journées du Dessin qu’organise la maison du 22 au 24 mars à l’occasion des foires Le Salon du Dessin et Drawing Now Paris. Cinq ventes seront ainsi proposées aux amateurs des XIXe et XXe siècles : Une collection française et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle le 22 mars, Atelier... [Lire la suite]