29 juin 2019

Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669. Oil on canvas, 51,6 x 45,4 cm, Frankfurt, Städel Museum. © Städel Museum MADRID.- Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions is an exhibition that encourages visitors to not only appreciate the quality and importance of the 72 works on display, some by the most admired painters of 17th-century Europe, but also to establish points of comparison between them. The traditional and long-standing idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2019

"Frans Hals, Portraits de famille" à la Fondation Custodia

Frans Hals, Enfants de la famille Van Campen avec une voiture tirée par un bouc (fragment), vers 1623-1625. Huile sur toile. – 152 × 107,5 cm, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles, inv. 4732  PARIS - Frans Hals (1582/1583-1666) est l’un des plus grands portraitistes du Siècle d’or hollandais et, avec Rembrandt, celui qui a révolutionné ce genre. Surtout réputé pour ses portraits individuels et ses grandes compositions représentant les membres de milices, il a également... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2019

In the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opens on June 1

Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Landscape near a Village, about 1610–15. Oil on panel. 53.3 x 94.6 cm. Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. TORONTO, April 29, 2019—For the first time in Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents In the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an extraordinary collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Opening Saturday, June 1,... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2018

An evening of Old Masters at Christie's realised $53,730,552

Lot 10. Frans Hals (Antwerp 1581/5-1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a gentleman, aged 37; and Portrait of a lady, aged 36; oil on canvas, 36 5/8 x 27 in. (93 x 68.5 cm.); the first inscribed and dated 'ÆTAT· SVÆ 37~ / ANo 1637~ / ~' (upper right); the second inscribed and dated 'ÆTAT· SVÆ 36· / ANo·1637·' (upper left), a pair. Estimate GBP 8,000,000 - GBP 12,000,000. Price realised GBP 10,021,250 (EUR 11,233,821) (USD 12,747,030) to an Anonymous. WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2018

Frans Hals (Antwerp 1582/83 - 1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a man, half-length, wearing a black cape with a white collar

Lot 34. Frans Hals (Antwerp 1582/83 - 1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a man, half-length, wearing a black cape with a white collar, oil on panel, 12 3/8  by 9 5/8  in; 31.3 by 24.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 375,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance: Leo Nardus, né Leonardus Salomonson (1868-1955), Suresnes;P.A.B. Widener (1843-1915), Philadelphia;By whom (anonymously) sold, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, 30 June 1909, lot 7, for 3,500 DFL;With Jacques... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2017

Frans Hals, Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Ruff, 1625

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Ruff, 1625. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm). The Jules Bache Collection, 1949; 49.7.34 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art As the original inscription indicates, the sitter was thirty-six when portrayed by Hals. The portrait's immediacy is enhanced by vivid brushwork, strong modeling, and a glance and heartfelt gesture which respond to the viewer. The oval framing device was adapted from Dutch... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2017

Frans Hals, Portrait of a Man, Possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650), ca. 1636–38

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Portrait of a Man, Possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650), ca. 1636–38. Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 26 in. (80.6 x 66 cm). The Jules Bache Collection, 1949, 49.7.33 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art This brilliantly painted portrait can be dated on the basis of the stylish costume. Duyst van Voorhout was a Haarlem brewer, one of the most lucrative professions of the period. He had forty-seven pictures at the... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2017

Major exhibition of Dutch masters opens at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 'Self-portrait as the apostle Paul', 1661 (detail). Rijksmuseum, de Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland. SYDNEY.- It’s one of the most exciting episodes in art history, and one that still delights today. In the 17th century Dutch Republic – a newly wealthy and independent nation – the art of painting flourished like never before. Dutch artists sensitively observed the beauty of the world around them, transforming it with great skill into vivid and compelling paintings, from intense... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2017

'The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age' opens at the Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals, Pekelharing, 1628-30, oil on canvas, 75 x 61,5 cm, Museumlandschaft Hessen Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel HAARLEM.- Rarely have more humorous paintings been produced than in the Dutch Golden Age. Naughty children, stupid peasants, foolish dandies and befuddled drunks, quack doctors, pimps, procuresses, lazy maids and lusty ladies – they figure in large numbers in Golden Age masterpieces. The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age presents the first ever overview of humour in seventeenth-century... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

63 Dutch Masters return home to Holland for an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam until 27 May 2018

Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora, 1634 © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is holding an exhibition devoted to one of the most spectacular treasures of the State Hermitage museum in St Petersburg: its collection of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings. The selection of works in the Dutch Masters from the Hermitage: Treasures of the Tsars exhibition totals sixty-three paintings by no fewer than fifty different artists, including six by... [Lire la suite]