04 novembre 2016

'BVLGARI AND ROME' at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Guy Bourdin, Vogue Paris, 1961 © Estate of Guy Boudin, 2016. MADRID - The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Bulgari and Rome, an exhibition that looks at how the art and architecture of ancient and modern Rome have been a source of inspiration to the designers of this firm of Italian jewellers throughout its history. Founded in Rome in 1884, since its outset Bulgari has made use of the city’s most characteristic features as the guiding symbolic and artistic thread of its creations. For decades the Colosseum, the... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2016

Recent acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish drawings celebrated at the National Gallery of Art

Jan van Huysum, Bouquet of Spring Flowers in a Terracotta Vase, 1720s, oiled charcoal and watercolor on laid paper; sheet: 39.6 x 30.7 cm (15 9/16 x 12 1/16 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund, The Ahmanson Foundation Fund, Linda H. Kaufman Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Glickfield Fund. WASHINGTON, DC.- Over the last decade, the National Gallery of Art has acquired an exquisite selection of mid-15th-to early 20th-century Dutch and Flemish drawings. Some 20 works—many... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2015

Constable's celebrated composition reappears on the market for the first time in 160 years

John Constable, The Lock, Oil on canvas, 139.7 by 122 cm.; 55 by 48 in. (est. £8-12 million). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Next week, The Lock, one of John Constable’s most famous compositions will reappear on the market for the first time in 160 years. The monumental landscape - depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” - will lead Sotheby’s London Evening auction of Old Master & British Paintings on 9th December. The sale will be further distinguished by museum-quality works, an unusually... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2014

The most prestigious salon of art and antiques in Monaco to be held from 12 to 16 June 2014 in Monte-Carlo

MONTE-CARLO.- Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the fourth edition of the prestigious event, the POINT ART MONACO – FINE ART FAIR is to be held from Thursday, June 12th, through Monday, June 16th, at the Sporting d’Hiver Monte Carlo. Five days of dreaming, to admire hundreds of exceptional pieces!  After only three editions of PAM, the impressive Fine Art Fair rose through the ranks of major international gatherings of top professionals and art collectors, of worldwide criticism. These artistic... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2014

Attributed to Gaspar van Wittel (flemish c.1653-1736), The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine

Attributed to Gaspar van Wittel (flemish c.1653-1736), The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine. Photo courtesy Freeman's Signed and located 'Gasparo Van Witel Roma' bottom center on column, oil on canvas 22 3/16 x 43 1/8 in. (56.4 x 109.5cm). Set within a later trumeau. Estimate $25,000-40,000 Provenance: Private Collection, New York, New York. By descent in the family. Private Collection, New York, New York. Note: Also known as Vanvittelli, Gaspar van Wittel was the preeminent painter of 18th century Italian Veduta scenes.... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2011

"Architectural Paintings From Renaissance to 18th century" @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid, Madrid

On 18 October the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid will be inaugurating the exhibition Architectural Paintings. From Renaissance to 18th Century. It comprises a group of more than 140 paintings from the Renaissance to the 18th century that depict buildings and cities, either as the principal motif or as the background for the depiction of other subjects. The exhibition will aim to show the visiting public the development of these architectural motifs or settings and the wide range of issues that contributed to the... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

General Wolfe Triumphs Again, Painting Sells for 400,000 Pounds @ Bonhams

Studio of Joseph Highmore (London 1692-1780 Canterbury) Portrait of General James Wolfe standing in a landscape, the Plains of Abraham at Quebec behind him, oil on canvas, 127 x 101.6cm (50 x 40in). Sold for £400,800. photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams Old Master Paintings auction made £3,403,920 this afternoon with a packed saleroom and numerous telephone bidders. The highlight was the sale of the last privately owned portrait of General James Wolfe - the soldier from Kent who conquered Canada - which sold to a Canadian buyer... [Lire la suite]