03 septembre 2018

The Malatier Collection: Old Master paintings, furniture and works of art to be offered at Drouot

PARIS.- Mercredi 10 octobre, la maison SGL Enchères, en partenariat avec la maison Ader-Nordmann, dispersera à Drouot la Collection Malatier. Homme érudit et banquier, figure incontournable des expositions et des vernissages des plus grandes maisons de ventes, galeries ou foires françaises et internationales, Jacques Malatier (1926-2017) a réuni en trente ans un ensemble de près de 300 pièces, estimé 1,2M€. « Cette collection, recherche d’une vie, sera dispersée au profit de La Fondation de France, au sein d’une fondation qui... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2018

Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence), The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and Saint Anne

Lot 14. Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511-1574 Florence), The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and Saint Anne, with inscriptions on the mount in ink 'Francisco Permens' (recto) and '27 x b-72 / E.7' (verso), black chalk, pen and brown ink, 7 ¾ x 6 ¾ in. (18 x 17.2 cm). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: From a Private Collection.  Note: Datable to the early 1540s, when the artist's style reached the peak of its ornamental... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2017

Spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century opens at Palazzo Strozzi

FLORENCE.- Palazzo Strozzi is hosting The Cinquecento in Florence, a spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century in the city, bringing together works by such artists as Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Santi di Tito and Giambologna. The final act in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali which began with Bronzino in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino in 2014, the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2017

Looking North and South Considers Early European Prints at the Clark

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion, ca. 1620. Red, yellow, and black chalk, brush and red ink, and gouache on paper, 12 1/2 x 19 1/16 in. (31.8 x 48.4 cm), The Clark, 1955.992. © 2017 The Clark Art Institute WILLIAMSTOWN , Ma - Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500–1650, on view at the Clark Art Institute March 5–May 29, 2017, explores the character of artistic exchange among artists working in Europe in the sixteenth and... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2015

"Florence, Portraits à la cour des Médicis" au Musée Jacquemart-André

Florence : portraits à la cour des Médicis Affiche. PARIS - Au XVIe siècle, l’art du portrait devient de plus en plus répandu parmi les élites florentines qui trouvent là un moyen de porter les traits de leur visage et leur statut social à la postérité. Ils recourent pour cela à des figures littéraires telles que Pétrarque, à des références musicales ou à une mise en scène riche en symboles pour décrire intensément la vie du modèle, sous ses multiples facettes. Le Musée Jacquemart-André consacre une exposition inédite aux grands... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2015

"Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Attributed to Jacquemart de Hesdin and others,
Sketchbook Formed of Six Panels of Prepared Boxwood, open to Women and Wild Men, c. 1390-1400,
model book with drawings in metalpoint (probably silverpoint) on prepared boxwood,
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906. WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2014

World record price for Jan Gossaert’s painting “Madonna and Child” at the Swiss auction house Koller

ZURICH.- The focus of Koller's Spring Auctions was on Old Art. Among the Old Master Paintings, Koller auctioned off the painting «Mary and Child» by the Flemish painter Jan Gossaert to an international private collector for CHF 2.37 million, slightly higher than the estimate. This is a new world record for a work by this painter, reached at an auction. Depictions of Madonnas high in demand The top lot of the Old Master Paintings‘ auction on 28 March was the painting „Mary and Child“ by the important... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2014

Christie's New York announces the return of the Renaissance Sale on January 29

The Circle Of The Master Of The Crucifix No. 434 (active Tuscany, c. 1230-1250), The Madonna and Child Enthroned with two angels, tempera and gold on panel. Estimate: $300,000-500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the return of the Renaissance sale, which will be held on January 29 at 2pm in New York during the series of sales dedicated to Old Master works of art. Devoted to the art that flourished in Europe from 1300 to 1600, Renaissance will feature paintings, sculpture and... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2013

Galleries in St. James's and Mayfair to host the inaugural London Art Week

Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 – 1574), Grand Duke Cosimo de’Medici Reviving the City of Volterra. Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper. Squared in black chalk. Irregular triangular shape, 152 x 184 mm. Photo: Courtesy of Colnaghi. LONDON.- London Art Week is an exciting joint venture that unites Master Paintings Week and Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (formerly Master Drawings London). During this year’s inaugural London Art Week, which takes place from 28th June – 5th July 2013, some... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2012

"Giorgio Vasari & Court Culture in Late Renaissance Italy" @ the Spencer Museum of Art

Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), Christ Carrying the Cross (circa 1555–64). Giorgio Vasari’s Christ Carrying the Cross (circa 1555–64) measures a mere twenty-three by seventeen inches, but the painting’s historical and artistic importance far exceeds its modest dimensions. It is the larger story behind the painting that inspired the Spencer Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Giorgio Vasari & Court Culture in Late Renaissance Italy, opening September 15 and remaining on view through December 9. Often billed as the first art historian,... [Lire la suite]
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