29 juin 2018

Rijksmuseum opens exhibition focusing on Dutch design in the age of Rembrandt

Ewer with lit (detail), Adam van Vianen, 1614, Rijksmuseum. Bought with the support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Rembrandt Association and the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum. Photo courtesy Rijksmuseum. AMSTERDAM.- Fantastic sea creatures, monstrous beasts, whimsical body shapes and fluid contours that seem to drip like syrup from a spoon: all are manifestations of the ornament style known as kwab, ‘auricular’ or ‘lobate’ - with the English denominations referring to the organic... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

"Portrait of the Artist" offers rare look at images of artists from the British Royal Collection

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c. 1638–39. Oil on canvas. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection, opening on October 28, 2017 and remaining on view until February 4, 2018. Following the acclaimed exhibition that debuted at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2016, Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

"An Inner World. Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting" at Clark Art Institute

Gabriel Metsu (Dutch, 1629–1667), Woman Reading a Book by a Window, c. 1653–54. Oil on canvas, 41.34 x 35.71 in. (105 x 90.7 cm). The Leiden Collection, New York WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Genre painting—scenes depicting everyday life—flourished in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. The style of fijnschilderijen (or fine painting: highly detailed, naturalistic paintings rendered with an extraordinary precision of brushstrokes) became particularly popular in the university city of Leiden... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

"Dessiner le quotidien. La Hollande au Siècle d'or" au Musée du Louvre, 16 mars - 12 juin 2017

Rembrandt, Femme à la fenêtre, Plume et encre brune, lavis brun, 29,5 x 16,44 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Arts graphiques. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot  PARIS - Conçue en contrepoint de l’exposition « Vermeer et les maîtres de la peinture de genre » (présentée au Louvre du 22 février au 22 mai 2017) et organisée en partenariat avec les Beaux-Arts de Paris, l’exposition explore le foisonnement des motifs tirés de la vie quotidienne dans la production graphique des artistes... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2016

Rediscoveries & selected works from private collections to highlight May auction at Sotheby's

Lot 49. Gabriel Metsu (Leiden 1629 - 1669 Amsterdam), An Officer Paying Court to a Young Woman, detail, signed lower center on the foot stove: GMetsu (GM in ligature), oil on canvas, 16 by 14 in; 40.6 by 35.5 cm. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 USD (5,397,140 - 7,196,186 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s spring auction of Master Paintings in New York will be held on 26 May 2016, featuring 102 superb works by celebrated... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2016

Restituted Dutch masterwork 'The Rothschild Metsu' to be offered at Sotheby's New York

Gabriel Metsu, An Officer Paying Court To A Young Woman. Signed lower center on the foot stove: GMetsu (GM in ligature). Oil on canvas, 16 by 14 in; 40.6 by 35.5 cm. Est. $6/8 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York auction of Master Paintings on 26 May 2016 will feature one of the finest Dutch genre scenes remaining in private hands: Gabriel Metsu’s An Officer Paying Court to a Young Woman (estimate $6–8 million). This refined interior stands as a lasting achievement of painting in the Golden Age of... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2015

Conservation ahead of new exhibition reveals surprising element to Royal Collection painting

Isack van Ostade  (1621, Haarlem - 1649, Haarlem), A Village Fair with a Church Behind, 1643. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015 LONDON.- From street vendors peddling food to singers performing to a crowd, a 17th-century Dutch painting in the Royal Collection captures all the rustic charm of a village fair. But work undertaken by Royal Collection Trust conservators ahead of a new exhibition opening at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace next month has revealed that all... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2012

The Scuderie del Quirinale opens exhibition by the greatest Dutch painter of the 17th century

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), The Little Street, 1658 circa. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Gift of H.W.A. Deterding, London © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ROME.- At long last, Rome hosts a major retrospective of the work of Johannes Vermeer, the greatest Dutch painter of the 17th century, whose art is not represented in any Italian collection nor has it ever been the object of a structured, in-depth study in this country. The Scuderie del Quirinale exhibition includes a meticulous selection of works by Vermeer – extremely rare, and held in... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2011

The Romanovs, Tsars and Art Collectors @ the Pinacothèque de Paris

Rembrandt (Harmensz Van Rij, dit), David et Jonathan, 1642. Huile sur bois (parquetage), 73 x 61,5 cm. INV. N° ГЭ 713. Provenance : 1882, Imperial Picture Gallery in the Monplaisir Palace, Peterhof. Musée de l'Ermitage, Saint-Pétersbourg. Photographe © Musée de l'Ermitage. Photo de Pavel Demidov. PARIS.- For the opening of its new rooms, the Pinacothèque de Paris has organised an exceptional exhibition around a major theme: the birth of a Museum. Through May 29 2011, the Pinacothèque de Paris displays the treasures of the... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2010

"Gabriel Metsu: Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age" @ the National Gallery of Ireland

Gabriël Metsu (Dutch, 1629–1667), The Artist as the Prodigal Son, 1661. Oil on panel, 35.5 x 30.5cm © Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden Photographer DUBLIN.- An exhibition of some 40 of the finest and most celebrated masterpieces by the Dutch 17th-century artist Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667) was formally opened in the National Gallery of Ireland yesterday by Mary Hanafin, T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. The exhibition, Gabriel Metsu: Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age features... [Lire la suite]
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