05 février 2018

Major exhibition re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon's court

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Portrait of Napoleon, Emperor of the French, in Ceremonial Robes, 1805. Château de Fontainebleau-Musée Napoléon Ier. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Gérard Blot. MONTREAL.- Welcome to the Imperial Palace! The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Napoleon – Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace, a major exhibition that re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon’s court through the eyes of the Grand Officers and artists of the “Emperor’s Household.” Over 400 art... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2017

Frick makes its most significant painting purchase in nearly 30 years

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard (1770–1837), Camillo Borghese, ca. 1810, oil on canvas, 83 7/7 x 54 ¾; The Frick Collection, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- The Frick Collection announces its most important painting purchase since 1991 with the acquisition of François-Pascal-Simon Gérard’s full-length portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese, a notable art patron and the brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte. Gérard (1770–1837) was one of the most significant French artists of the first half of the nineteenth century, and this stunning... [Lire la suite]
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