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]

17 décembre 2018

'Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe' presents 70 masterpieces at the Centraal Museum

Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1657), The Procuress, 1625, Centraal Museum, Utrecht. © Centraal Museum, Utrecht UTRECHT.- At the start of the Dutch Golden Age, Rome was the centre of the world. Young painters from across Europe made their way to the Eternal City, where – so the rumour went – the painter Caravaggio had caused a revolution. A new realism in the art of painting, unparalleled drama, grand gestures and mysteries of light: everyone wanted to see it for themselves. Among them were the... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2018

Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656), Allegory of love

Lot 5. Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656), Allegory of love, oil on canvas, 50 7/8 x 44 1/8 in. (129.3 x 114 cm.) Estimate GBP 500,000 - GBP 800,000. Price Realised GBP 548,750 (EUR 615,149)(USD 698,010) to An Anonymous. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Private collection, Hamburg, since at least 1966. Anonymous sale; Kunsthaus am Museum-Carola von Ham, Cologne, 20-23 March 1991, lot 1070, as ‘Utrecht Caravaggist 17th C’ (630,000DM). with Galerie Arnoldi-Livie, Munich,... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2018

Sotheby's to offer important Old Master paintings from the Collection of J.E. Safra

Lot 45. Jan Wijnants (Haarlem 1632 - 1684 Amsterdam) & Adriaen van de Velde  (Amsterdam 1636 - 1672), Wooded Evening Landscape with a Hunter and His Dogs, Another Hunter on Horseback Conversing with a Peasant, a Fishermen and a Falconer Carrying a Hoop of Falcons on a Path, a Wagon and Other Figures by a Lake Beyond. , signed with initials lower left:  J. W. Oil on canvas, 59 7/8  by 75 1/4  in.; 152 cm by 191.1 cm. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 USD.... [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]
19 juin 2017

Scottish National Gallery opens "Beyond Caravaggio"

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), The Taking of Christ, 1602. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin, who acknowledge the kind generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. EDINBURGH.- The revolution in painting sparked by one of the world’s most celebrated (and notorious) artists is the subject of the major summer exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh this year. Beyond Caravaggio brings a... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2017

"Beyond Caravaggio" exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Ireland

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio  (1571-1610), 'Boy Bitten by a Lizard', ca. 1593-1595, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Florencia. © Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi  DUBLIN.- The highly anticipated exhibition Beyond Caravaggio opened this Saturday 11 February in the National Gallery of Ireland. Out of a total of 42 major works from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, four are master paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2015

"Gherardo delle Notti, most bizarre paintings and merry suppers" at Galleria degli Uffizi, 10 February – 24 May 2015

Gerrit van Honthorst - (Gherardo delle Notti) (Utrecht 1592-1656), Dead Christ with two angels, 1612-1613. Oil Canvas. Genoa, Royal Palace Museum. The Galleria degli Uffizi opens theFlorence 2015. Art for a Year exhibition season with the first monographic exhibition ever devoted to Gerrit van Honthorst, a Caravaggesque painter from Holland better known to the Italian public by the nickname of Gherardo delle Notti on account of his propensity for painting nocturnal scenes whose... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2014

The Myth of the Golden Age: Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring creates stir in Italy

Johannes Vermeer, La ragazza con l'orecchino di perla, circa 1665  BOLOGNA (AFP).- Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is going on show in the city of Bologna in Italy next month but the arrival of the celebrated painting of a young beauty is already causing a stir. "There is an incredible fever surrounding this painting," the director of the exhibition, Marco Goldin, told AFP-TV at a press presentation. "Clearly we are expecting a big success. In just a few weeks we have already sold... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2013

Important rediscoveries lead Sotheby's Old Master Paintings Sale in New York on 30 January

 Jacob Ochtervelt, A Child and Nurse in the Foyer of an Elegant Townhouse, the Parents Beyond, oil on canvas, est. $3/4 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, comprising an exceptional selection of works from schools throughout Europe, to be held on 30 January 2014 during our annual Old Masters Week auctions. The sale is highlighted by a number of important paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, particularly an exciting rediscovery of a work by Jacob... [Lire la suite]
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