23 novembre 2019

Exhibition at the Prado explores the meaning of Goya's sketchbooks and print series

Francisco de Goya, Self-portrait. Brush and carbon black ink wash on laid paper, 233 x 144 mm, 1796. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935, n.º 35.103.1. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  MADRID.- On 19 November 1819 the new museum opened its doors to the public, at that date still a royal museum and comprising works from the exceptional collections of painting and sculpture assembled by Spain’s monarchs over more than 300 years. While Goya was still living in... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2019

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

“A good fashion designer must be an architect for the patterns, a sculptor for the shape, a painter for the designs, a musician for the harmony and a philosopher for the fit.” (Cristóbal Balenciaga) MADRID - This summer, 2019, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting an exhibition that connects the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the most admired and influential fashion designer of all times, to the tradition of Spanish painting of the 16th to the 20th centuries. This is the first... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Exhibition offers a glimpse into the variety and opulence of Spanish still life paintings

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, Ca. 1602, San Diego, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam © The San Diego Museum of Art. BRUSSELS.- Eighty works by Spanish masters are arranged in a chronological overview, from the 1600s to the present-day. The still life paintings of great and universally acknowledged artists, such as Cotán, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró and Dalí are shown alongside works by their predecessors and contemporaries, providing the most comprehensive picture possible of this genre and its... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2018

Goya exhibition at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum presents new discoveries

Francisco de Goya (Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 1746-Bordeaux, 1828), Blind Man's Buff, 1788. Oil on canvas. 269 x 350 cm.   BILBAO.- Having studied in Italy, Francisco de Goya (Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 1746 – Bordeaux, 1828) moved to Madrid in 1775 and was first employed at the court of Charles III to work on the production of tapestry cartoons on hunting themes for El Escorial. Goya achieved recognition some years later when he was first appointed painter to the King (1786) then First Court Painter (1799).... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2018

Clark Art Institute presents noted drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection

Jörg Breu the Younger (German, c. 1510-1547), Artybios on Horseback Attacking Onesilus, 1543. Pen and black ink and gray wash with white gouache on gray paper, 8 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (22.2 × 17 cm). Gift in Honor of Charles Ryskamp on his 10th Anniversary as Director. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 1978.38. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Over the past fifty years, New York art dealer and philanthropist Eugene V. Thaw assembled one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings. The collection,... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2017

Museo del Prado opens new permanent collection itinerary on same-sex relationships

Room 12. Hermaphrodite. Deceptive Appearances Section. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inviting visitors to focus on its collection from a different viewpoint through a selection of 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings which are habitually on display in its galleries. Representing part of the complex western cultural heritage, they can now be viewed as a marvellous testimony to different, minority and, on occasions, silent affective formulas.  Each of these independent but interrelated thematic routes reflects an... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2016

Exhibition at Museo del Prado offers a self-reflexive gaze on art and painting

  Francisco de Zurbarán, The Crucified Christ with a Painter, c. 1650. Oil on canvas, 105 x 84 cm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado.  MADRID.- With Meta-painting, the Museo del Prado is offering a new approach to its collection in the latest in a series of exhibitions that began in 2010 with Rubens and continued with Captive Beauty (2013) and Goya in Madrid (2014). This series has aimed to offer visitors the chance to reflect on the Museum’s own collections and to look at its works in a new... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

Kunsthistorisches Museum presents an important exhibition on "the art of celebration"

Francisco de Goya (1746 – 1828), Blind Man’s Buff (La Gallina Ciega), 1788. Canvas, 269 x 350 cm © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. VIENNA.- In 2016 the Kunsthistorisches Museum is celebrating a jubilee: 125 years ago, on October 17, 1891, Emperor Franz Joseph formally opened the new main museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. To celebrate this anniversary in style the museum is showing an important exhibition on “the art of celebration” showcasing precious artworks from all the collections of the... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2016

Frick Collection loans Goya's portrait of the 9th Duke of Osuna to the Prado Museum

Francisco de Goya, Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco, 9th Duke of Osuna. Oil on canvas, 113 x 83.2 cm., c. 1798. New York, The Frick Collection, Purchase, 1943 ©The Frick Collection. MADRID.- For a period of three months, Room 34 of the Prado’s Villanueva Building will be displaying Goya’s portrait of Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco, 9th Duke of Osuna, one of the most interesting works by the artist among those housed in the Frick Collection in New York. The special loan of this work falls... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2015

The National Gallery announces exceptional loans to Francisco de Goya exhibition

Francisco de Goya, María Luisa wearing a Mantilla, 1799. Oil on canvas, 205 x 130 cm. Colecciones Reales, Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real de Madrid © Patrimonio Nacional. Francisco de Goya, Charles IV in Hunting Dress, 1799. Oil on canvas, 205 x 129 cm. Colecciones Reales, © Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real de Madrid. LONDON.- The National Gallery announced that a pair of rarely lent royal portraits will be coming to London as a late addition to the landmark exhibition Goya: The Portraits, sponsored by Credit... [Lire la suite]