10 février 2018

New exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel presents forgotten or rarely seen works and icons of its collection

Hans Holbein, Erasmus von Rotterdam, 1523. Mischtechnik auf Papier, auf Tannenholz aufgezogen, 37,1 x 30,8 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel - Amerbach-Kabinett. Photocredit: Kunstmuseum Basel - Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- The exhibition Basel Short Stories turns the spotlight on the Kunstmuseum Basel's rich and in some respects world-famous collection, presenting less well-known treasures from the holdings in new contexts. The kaleidoscopic display unites illustrious and obscure, private and world-historical—and... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2016

Portraits of artists from Rubens to Freud on display at The Queen's Gallery in London

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652), Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9. Oil on canvas, 98.6 x 75.2 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 405551. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON.- Some of the finest portraits of artists, collected by monarchs since Charles I, are on display in an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Portrait of the Artist explores the changing image of the creative genius from the 15th century to the... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

"Pictured and Seen: Objects in Portraits" opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants attributed to Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein. ©National Portrait Gallery, London.  LONDON – An innovative new display exploring the role of objects in 16th- and 17th-century portraits which brings together examples of the items depicted alongside their painted counterparts opens at the National Trust’s Montacute House on March 15. A collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery, its regional partner the National Trust, and the University of Bristol,... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2009

"From Dürer to Gober, 101 Master Drawings" @ Kunstmuseum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Ambrosius Holbein, Bildnis eines jungen Mannes, 1517. Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett. Inv. 1662.207a. Foto: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- Covering a span of time from 1400 to the present, with approximately 60,000 drawings as well as 250,000 individual prints and books with original illustrations, the Kupferstichkabinett at the Kunstmuseum Basel belongs among the most important collections of this kind. Its origins can be traced to the Amerbach-Kabinett, the collection of Basel attorney Basilius Amerbach... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2008

The Coleridge Collar at Christie's in November

LONDON.- Christie’s announce that they will offer The Coleridge Collar, one of the most important surviving relics of the Tudor age, at the auction of Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries on 6 November 2008 in London. The only known, complete surviving collar of office from the time of Henry VIII, it is thought to have been gifted personally by the King to Sir Edward Montagu (circa 1485-1557), Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, member of the Privy Council, executor of the King’s will and governor to his son... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2008

Bellini, Titian, Holbein, & El Greco @ The Frick Collection, NY

Peut-être mon endroit préféré à New York... J'avais vu toutes ces toiles, lors de mon avant-dernier passage. Je regrette cette année, de n'y être pas retourné. The Living Hall, The Frick Collection, New York, photo: Michael Bodycomb. NEW YORK.- One longstanding misperception about The Frick Collection is the notion that works of art cannot be moved around by its present-day staff. Fortunately, this is not true. The flexibility with which the curators may juxtapose in fresh ways Frick-owned works within the mansion is the... [Lire la suite]