04 février 2020

'Caravaggio-Bernini. Baroque in Rome' at the Rijksmuseum

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Naples 1598 – 1680 Rome), Medusa, 1638–1640. Marble with traces of original patina, h. 46 cm, Rome, Musei Capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori © Sovrintendenza Capitolina, Musei Capitolini – Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome. AMSTERDAM - In the first decades of the 17th century a new generation of ambitious artists led by the brilliant painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini shook the eternal city of Rome from its slumber. They introduced a new language to art that dispensed with elegance and... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

Flesh And Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opens at Seattle Art Museum

SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum (October 17, 2019–January 26, 2020), featuring 40 Renaissance and Baroque works of art (39 paintings and one sculpture) drawn from the collection of one of the largest museums in Italy. Traveling from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by significant Italian, French, and Spanish artists who worked in Italy including Artemisia Gentileschi, El... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

mumok opens 'Vertigo. Op Art and a History of Deception 1520-1970'

Guido Reni, Umkreis, Jesus und Maria, first half of 17th century. Oil on wood, 33,5 x 26,5 cm © Sammlung Werner Nekes. VIENNA.- Of all the groundbreaking art movements of the 1950s and 60s, Op Art has received the least amount of attention to date. It has often been discounted as too spectacular and showy and therefore not very profound. But this attitude fails to recognize Op Art’s unique ability to raise our awareness for the ambivalence of reality as it tangibly demonstrates that perception is far from objective but rather... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2018

Succès pour la vente de Sculpture et Objets d'art européens chez Christie's Paris, le 19 juin 2018

PARIS - La vente de Sculpture et d'objets d'art européens organisée le 19 juin chez Christie's à Paris a rencontré un franc succès avec 83% des lots vendus et 94% en valeur. Le top lot de la vente est une plaque en émail peint polychrome représentant l'empereur Auguste. Estimée initialement €20.000-30.000, la plaque attribuée à Colin Nouailher s'est vendue €125.000. Autre beau prix atteint lors de la vente, un couple de maures réalisé en Italie au XIXe siècle qui a trouvé preneur pour €122.500. Lot 80. Attribuée... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2018

Prints of La Verna explore Franciscan imagery at the National Gallery of Art

Cosmè Tura, Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1470s, miniature on vellum, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1946.21.14. WASHINGTON.- One of the most innovative Italian books of the early baroque period, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia, published in 1612, illustrates the experiences of Saint Francis and the buildings of the Franciscan community at La Verna. Drawing from the National Gallery of Art's rich holdings of works with Franciscan imagery, Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

Galerie Canesso at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Guido Reni (1575-Bologna-1642), Saint Jerome, Circa 1605-1610. Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 50 cm (25 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.) © Galerie Canesso The work was painted early in the artist’s career, during the artist’s Roman sojourn. Reni arrived in Rome at the end of 1601. In 1605 he paid early tribute to Caravaggio (1571-1610) in the Crucifixion of Saint Peter (Rome, Vatican Picture Gallery) painted for Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini. This is the language used for the Saint Jerome, at a point when Reni, struck by the... [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]
16 juin 2017

Museo del Prado opens new permanent collection itinerary on same-sex relationships

Room 12. Hermaphrodite. Deceptive Appearances Section. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inviting visitors to focus on its collection from a different viewpoint through a selection of 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings which are habitually on display in its galleries. Representing part of the complex western cultural heritage, they can now be viewed as a marvellous testimony to different, minority and, on occasions, silent affective formulas.  Each of these independent but interrelated thematic routes reflects an... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2016

"Oscar Wilde, l'impertinent absolu" au Musée du Petit Palais

Oscar Wilde, l'impertinent absolu : Affiche. PARIS - Le Petit Palais est heureux de présenter la première grande exposition française consacrée au célèbre écrivain Oscar Wilde (né en 1854 à Dublin - mort en 1900 à Paris). En effet, bien que l’auteur soit mort dans la capitale, le centenaire de sa disparition n’ y a pas été commémoré, alors que Londres lui consacrait deux grandes expositions en cette année 2000, l’une à la British Library, essentiellement littéraire et biographique, l’autre au Barbican Center autour des... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2016

Guido Reni, Lucretia, 1640–1642

Guido Reni (Italian, Bologna 1575–1642 Bologna), Lucretia, 1640–1642. Oil on canvas, 35 13/16 × 28 3/4 in. (91 × 73 cm). Roma, Musei Capitolini, Pinacoteca Capitolina © Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali – Musei Capitolini, Rome The distinctive character of Reni’s late paintings has led them to be central topics in recent debates about unfinished works from the seventeenth century. Reni’s contemporaries recognized that his later works are more delicate and softer, painted more freely with less... [Lire la suite]
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