29 janvier 2016

"The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor" opens at the Metropolitan

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam) The Three Trees, 1643. Etching with drypoint and engraving. Plate: 8 3/8 x 10 15/16 in. (21.3 x 27.8 cm) sheet: 8 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. (21.3 x 28.3 cm) mount: 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (36.2 x 48.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.107.31). Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. EW YORK, NY.- The history of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of works of art on paper—now one of the... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2014

Goya’s Portraits of the Altamira Family Reunited in Exhibition Opening at Metropolitan Museum April 22

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux), Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792), 1787–88. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm) . The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Jules Bache Collection, 1949. NEW YORK - By special arrangement with the Banco de España, from April 22 through August 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reunite for the first time four portraits painted by Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) that were commissioned by the Count of Altamira, who was a... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2010

"Scratching the Surface: Master Prints from the Charles Pendexter Gift" @ The Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Francisco José y Lucientes de Goya, Dios la perdone: y era su madre (For Heaven’s Sake: and It Was Her Mother) Caprichos, pl. 16. 1799. Etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 13 in. x 9 13/16 in. (33.02 cm x 24.92 cm). “Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, Gift of Charles Pendexter BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announced an extraordinary gift to its permanent collection from long-time friend and generous donor Charles Pendexter, a current resident of Brunswick, Maine. Totaling more than 1,500... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

'Taurus: From myth to ritual' @ the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

BILBAO.- From prehistoric times to the Roman age, the bull had pride of place in Mediterranean culture and art, and the image of this magnificent beast appears in myths, ritual ceremonies, games and fiestas. The Renaissance also favoured the iconography of the bull, particularly in connection with the myths of the Minotaur and the Rape of Europa. From the 16th century, art also reflected contemporary interest in representations of the bullfight. Some of the greatest creative artists of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries also focused on... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2009

'The Discovery of Spain | British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso' @ the National Gallery of Scotland

Lady in a Fur Wrap by El Greco © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums), The Stirling Maxwell Collection, Pollok House EDINBURGH.- A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture will bring some Mediterranean colour to Edinburgh this summer, as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils the highlight of its festival programme for 2009. The Discovery of Spain will explore the fascination for Spanish art and culture in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain, and examine the taste of Hispanophile collectors and artists.... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2009

Sotheby's Evening Sales of Old Master Paintings Totals $60 Million

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, A Flemish Village in Winter with the Massacre of the Innocents, oil on oak panel, 122 by 170 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000—3,500,000. Sold for £4,633,250. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight in London before a lively saleroom, Sotheby’s sales of Old Master Paintings and Renaissance & Baroque Masterworks from the Collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson brought a combined total of £36,022,625/ $57,917,177/ €41,645,761, a strong figure comfortably within the pre-sale expectations for the evening of... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2009

Reina Sofia Museum Rearranges its Collection and Shows it in a Different Way

Picasso’s 'Woman with flower vase', in its new location at the Museo Reina Sofía, where today, the collection was presented in a new order. Photo: EFE/J.J. Guillén MADRID.- “The story we propose is more like The Thousand and One Nights than War and Peace”. With this graphic example the head of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia referred to the reorganization of the museum’s collection which will open to the public today, including free entry from Friday through Sunday. One and a half years after starting his... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2009

La collection Robert Lebel chez Sotheby’s Paris

Francesco Mazzola dit Le Parmesan, Etude pour la Madone au long cou, estimation : 500.000/700.000 € photo courtesy Sotheby's Au moment du Salon du Dessin au printemps 2009, Sotheby’s proposera pour la première fois à Paris une vente entièrement consacrée au dessin. La maison est heureuse d’inaugurer ce premier rendez-vous avec la prestigieuse collection Robert Lebel réunissant 170 dessins du XVIe au XIXe siècle, estimés 1.1 à 1.6 millions €. To coincide with the Salon du Dessin in Spring 2009, Sotheby’s Paris will stage... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2009

Prado Museum Determines that Colossus is not an Original Goya

Image of The Colossus, which had been attributed to Goya. This morning, the Prado Museum said that the work of art was actually done by a follower of Goya's MADRID.- Last summer, curators of the Prado Museum briefed the media on new discoveries relating to The Colossus, a painting traditionally attributed to Goya. Following a meeting of specialists held this week at the Museum, Gabrieli Finaldi, Associate Director of Conservation at the Museum, Manuela Mena, Chief Curator of 18th-century Painting and Goya, and Jose Luis Diez,... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2008

Sotheby's Sale of Old Master Paintings and Sculpture in New York on January

Frans Hals, Portrait of a Man Holding Gloves, 1637, est.. $8/12 million. ©Sotheby’s NEW YORK.- Sotheby’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture in New York on January 29 & 30, 2009 will feature works by many of the most important masters of the 15th-18th centuries including Turner, Hals, Titian, Goya, Canaletto, Brueghel, Cranach, Guercino, Reni, Ruysdael, Carracci, Bosschaert, Gerard, Claude, and others. A selection of highlights will be exhibited in Los Angeles in early 2009 before going on view in New York... [Lire la suite]