24 avril 2019

Guercino, A vanitas still life with a skull atop a book, an hourglass and two glass vases of flowers

Lot 20. Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna), A vanitas still life with a skull atop a book, an hourglass and two glass vases of flowers,inscribed '·QVI QVA[...]' (center left, on the book) and 'Contra v[...]' (center right, on thecartellino), oil on canvas, 12 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (30.8 x 38.5 cm.) Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,415,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Cappuccini,... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2019

Christie's to auction the collection of Richard L. Feigen

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino (1591-1666), Vanitas Still Life, oil on canvas. 12 1/16 x 15 3/8 in. (30.5 x 39 cm). Estimate on Request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Property from the Collection of Richard L. Feigen, the renowned and influential American art dealer. Featuring early Italian and Baroque paintings, as well as 18th century British landscapes, several paintings from the Collection will be offered in the Old Masters sale in New York on May 2, 2019. Artists... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2017

Exhibition offers a fascinating journey into the uniqueness of Galileo

PADUA.- Nothing was ever the same again after Galileo. Not only in terms of astronomical research and science, but in art as well. With him, the sky became the realm of astronomers rather than astrologists. For the first time ever, the exhibition conceived by Giovanni C.F. Villa for the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (Padua, Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, 18th November 2017 – 18th March 2018) relates the role of one of the leading characters of the Italian and European myth, outlining his figure in full.... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

The Ringling acquires Old Master painting by leading Italian Baroque painter Guercino

  Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Fra Bonaventura Bisi, 1658-1659. Oil on canvas, 37 × 30 1/8 in. (94 × 76.5 cm). SARASOTA, FLA.- The Ringling in Sarasota, Florida, has purchased a major portrait by Italian Baroque artist Giovanna Francesco Barbieri, better known as Guercino. Purchased at auction from Christie’s, Portrait of Fra’ Bonaventura Bisi, called “Il Pittorino,” is a 30.25 x 37-inch oil on canvas that dates to 1658-59. The painting is now on view at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

Major event celebrates the memory of seventeenth-century artist Guercino

PIACENZA.- In Piacenza, 2017 will be remembered as the year of Guercino. From 4 March to 4 June, the seventeenth-century artist from Emilia (Cento, Ferrara, 1591 – Bologna, 1666), who left much important evidence of his work in Piacenza, will be celebrated with a series of highly evocative initiatives of substantial historical and artistic relevance, uniting the Cathedral and Palazzo Farnese in a single visitor experience that takes in both the sacred and the secular.  Guercino in Piacenza is promoted by the... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2017

Stolen Italian masterpiece recovered in Morocco

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, Madonna with Saints John Evangelist and Gregory the Miracle Worker, 1639. ROME (AFP).- A stolen painting worth up to six million euros by a Baroque Italian known as "The Squinter" has been recovered in Morocco, Italy's art police said Friday. The 17th-century painting by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, had been snatched during a night-time robbery from a church in the northern Italian city of Modena in 2014. It was recovered thanks to a wealthy... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2017

Old masters at the Ashmolean

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Saskia in Bed. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Raphael (1483-1520), Self Portrait. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Leonardo da Vinci (1467-1519), A Maiden with a Unicorn. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Lucas van Leyden (1489/94-1533), St Jerome. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Study of a Woman, Seen from the Back. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Ignace-Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), A Woman Sewing. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum James Mallord William Turner... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

Clark Art Institute brings masterpieces from Spain's Prado Museum to United States

Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) (Italian [Venetian], c. 1488–1576), 'Venus with an Organist and Cupid', c. 1550–1555. Oil on canvas, 59 1/8 x 85 7/8 in. Image © Archivo Fotográfico, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- In summer 2016 the Clark Art Institute is the exclusive venue for Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado. The exhibition, co-organized by the Clark and the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, consists of twenty-eight Old Master paintings of the nude, twenty-four of which... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2016

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces new acquisition: A study for Hercules by Guercino

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino, A Study for Hercules, in three-quarter-length, 1640s. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- The Nationalmuseum has acquired a red-chalk figure study for a Hercules, in three-quarter-length from the 1640s by the Italian Baroque artist Guercino. The drawing that in the 18th century belonged to the Swedish diplomat and art collector Count Carl Gustaf Tessin has thus been reunited with the main part of his drawings collection in the museum’s holdings. Giovanni... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2015

Princeton Shows a Rediscovered Guercino Painting

The “Sopranos” actor Federico Castelluccio bought this St. Sebastian portrait, thought to be by Guercino. CreditFederico Castelluccio Collection PRINCETON, NJ.- Actor/artist/collector Federico Castelluccio, who recently discovered a Guercino masterpiece half-length Saint Sebastian, circa 1632-1634, will now exhibit the painting at the Princeton University Art Museum as a special installation, this week through late January 2016. This will mark the very first time this painting has ever been on public view in the... [Lire la suite]