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]

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]
20 novembre 2010

An Old Bearded Man by Gerard Dou; A Highlight in the Old Master Paintings Sale @ Sotheby's

Gerard Dou, An old bearded man, 14.9 by 11.6 cm. Estimate €150,000 – 200,000. Photo: Sotheby's AMSTERDAM.- Sotheby’s Amsterdam Old Master Paintings sale on 30th November 2010 will feature An old bearded man by the Leiden fijnschilder Gerard Dou (1613 – 1675). This recently discovered and hitherto unrecorded little panel was part of a private collection for over 70 years and perfectly illustrates the artist’s talent for portraying a certain archetype of person in a highly finished style. Gerard Dou, the first and most famous... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2009

"The Elector Johann Wilhelm's paintings" @ the Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Reconstruction of the Elector Johann Wilhelm's painting cabinets, Detail, © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen | © INHA Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Collections Jacques Doucet, Paris MUNICH.- The collection of paintings amassed by Elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz (1658–1716) at the beginning of the 18th century in his residence in Düsseldorf was one of the most important of its kind in Europe. In less than 40 years, one of the first major collections of Netherlandish Baroque painting outside Holland and Flanders... [Lire la suite]