02 janvier 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Dutch masterpieces in a new light

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632-1675 Delft), Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662. Oil on canvas, 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889, 89.15.21. NEW YORK, NY.- Dutch paintings of the 17th century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871 . The exhibition In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2018

The National Gallery of Ireland opens a unique exhibition of animal drawings by Dutch artist Frans Post

Frans Post, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758). Watercolour and gouache in shades of yellow, brown, and black, with pen and black ink, over graphite. © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. DUBLIN.- For the first time in Ireland, from 8 September – 9 December 2018, the National Gallery of Ireland presents a unique show of animal drawings by Dutch artist Frans Post (1612-1680). Admission is free. Post spent 7 years in Brazil, from 1637 to 1644, where he documented the plants and animals of the Dutch colony for its... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2016

Spectacular discovery of 17th century drawings by Frans Post

Frans Post (1612–1680), Moustached Guenon, watercolor and gouache, with pen and black ink, over graphite, c. 1637–1644, translated inscription: A blue-nosed monkey from Angola, one and a half feet large, are very angry and malicious. Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem inv.nr. 53004665. AMSTERDAM.- In the Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem, thirty-four completely unknown drawings by Frans Post (1612-1680) have been discovered. The 17th-century artist from Haarlem - who worked in Brazil between 1637 and 1644 in the entourage of... [Lire la suite]