04 décembre 2020

Old Master paintings brought together for the first time in landmark gallery exhibition

LONDON.- Spectacular paintings widely recognised as among the highlights of the Royal Collection – including works by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Canaletto – have gone on display together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace, opening at The Queen’s Gallery in London tomorrow (Friday, 4 December), brings together 65 of the most treasured paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery, one of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The exhibition gives... [Lire la suite]

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]
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]
12 octobre 2017

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to receive landmark gifts of Dutch and Flemish art

Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON, MASS.- Today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announces that Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie have made a commitment to give their exceptional collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art to the Museum—a donation that will constitute the largest gift of European paintings in MFA history. The Boston-area collectors plan to give the MFA not only their art collections, but also a major research library and funding to establish a Center for... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

Exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Dutch Golden Age opens

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (workshop) (1606-1669): Willem Burchgraeff (detail) , 1633 , picture gallery of the Old Masters, Dresden State Art Collections, photo © bpk, Dresden State Art Collections, photo: Hans-Peter Klut. HAMBURG.- The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents from 23 September 2017 to 7 January 2018 the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Tracing the careers of artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and many others, 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]

25 février 2017

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613 – 1675 Leiden), Scholar Interrupted at His Writing ,ca. 1635

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613 – 1675 Leiden), Scholar Interrupted at His Writing ,ca. 1635, oil on oval panel 24.5 x 20 cm, GD-102, Private collection, New York. Currently on view at Musée du Louvre, Paris. An elderly scholar glances up from his writing to gaze directly at the viewer. With pen paused on the paper before him, he sits at his desk where an open book leans against a globe and a pen case lies obliquely along the table edge. Among Gerrit Dou’s numerous paintings of a scholar in his study, none focuses so directly... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613 – 1675 Leiden), Old Man Praying, ca. 1665–70

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613 – 1675 Leiden), Old Man Praying, ca. 1665–70, oil on panel, 18 x 12.7 cm, signed in dark paint along right edge: “GDOU” (GD in ligature), GD-107. Private collection, New York. Currently on view at Musée du Louvre, Paris. Despite the dynamic, lively touch of the artist’s brush, Gerrit Dou’s Old Man Praying is a painting of calm, spiritual reverence. Seen from a slightly elevated viewpoint and against an undefined backdrop, the elderly bearded figure kneels in prayer while gazing... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2016

Rediscovered Rembrandt masterpiece displayed in London for the first time

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a Feathered Bonnet, 1635, National Trust, Buckland Abbey, gift from the estate of Edna, Lady Samuel of Wych Cross. © National Trust/Chris Titmus. LONDON.- Am I Rembrandt? (8 Nov – 5 March 2017), the final display in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Making Discoveries series brings the Dutch Master’s flamboyant Self-Portrait, Wearing a Feathered Bonnet, 1635, (on loan from Buckland Abbey, National Trust) to London for the first time. The display also delves deeper into the... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2016

Gerrit Dou's musical paintings reunited at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London

Gerrit Dou, Young Lady playing the Virginal, c.1665, oil on panel, Private Collection, USA, courtesy Johnny Van Haeften, London. LONDON.- For the first time in over 350 years, two of Gerrit Dou’s (1613-1675) finest paintings Woman playing a Clavichord and Lady Playing a Virginal, both created in c.1665, are being displayed together at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Dou in Harmony (5 July – 6 November), the latest instalment in the Making Discoveries series, highlights how the Dutch Master interpreted the same subject but... [Lire la suite]