18 octobre 2021

First Major U.S. Exhibition of Holbein the Younger Brings 16th Century In-Crowd to L.A. and N.Y.

Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98 – 1543), Simon George of Cornwall, about 1535-40. Mixed technique on panel. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. In the early 1500s, if you wanted to impress people with your good looks and accomplishments, a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger was a sure way to astonish them. In early 16th-century Basel, Switzerland, and Tudor England, Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98–1543) created captivating portraits for a wide range of patrons, including humanist scholars, statesmen,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2020

Holbein’s Henry VIII and The Ambassadors go on rare public display together as more National Portrait Gallery loans announced

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498–1543) King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, about 1536–7. Ink and watercolour on paper, 257.8 × 137.2 cm. On loan from National Portrait Gallery, London. Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1957.  © National Portrait London, London. Hans Holbein the Younger, 'Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors')', 1533. Oil on oak, 207 x 209.5 cm, NG1314. © The National Gallery, London 2020 LONDON.- The National... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

First major exhibition to explore representations of the pregnant female body opens at The Foundling Museum

Textile panel of embracing figures © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. LONDON.- The Foundling Museum is presenting the first major exhibition to explore representations of the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 years, Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media which opened on 24 January 2020.Until the twentieth century, many women spent most of their adult years pregnant. Despite this, pregnancies are seldom made apparent in surviving portraits. This exhibition brings together images... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

Special exhibition presents highlights of Dresden's Old Masters Picture Gallery

Raffael (Raffaello Santi) (1483-1520), The Sistine Madonna, 1512/13, oil on canvas, 269.5 x 201 cm, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Gall 93 © SKD. DRESDEN.- The international reputation of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is based on such masterpieces as Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”, Giorgione’s “Sleeping Venus”, Vermeer’s “The Procuress” or Bellotto’s views of Dresden. Although most of the Semper building is currently... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2018

First ever exhibition in Scotland dedicated to Charles II's art collection goes on display

Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1721), Charles II, c.1670–75. Oil on canvas, 219.1 x 135.8 cm, RCIN 409151. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018. EDINBURGH.- Highlights of the magnificent art collection assembled by Charles II following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 have gone on display in a new exhibition on view at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Exploring the rich world of Charles II’s court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

'Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol' at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

HOUSTON, TX.- Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol sheds new light on changing ideas of monarchy and nationhood in Britain. The exhibition features portraits of British royalty spanning 500 years, by artists from Hans Holbein and Sir Joshua Reynolds to Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol. In a sweeping survey, Tudors to Windsors covers the cavalcade of kings, queens, princes, and princesses who have graced the British crown. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented... [Lire la suite]

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]
27 janvier 2018

Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts reunites Charles I's collection

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6. Oil on canvas, 84.4 x 99.4 cm. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, presents Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that reunites one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. During his reign, Charles I (1600-1649) acquired and commissioned exceptional masterpieces from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, including works by Van Dyck,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Hans Holbein the Younger's 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' is travelling the UK in 2018-19

Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), about 1526-8. Oil on oak, 56 x 38.8 cm © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s commitment to promote the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of Old Master paintings to as wide an audience as possible. This opportunity to bring hugely popular works to the public’s doorstep is being made possible by the generous support of Christie’s. The New Art Gallery... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

The National Portrait Gallery opens its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings

Sir John Godsalve by Hans Holbein the Younger, c.1532-4, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery opened its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings, many rarely seen, and some not displayed for decades, today Thursday 13 July 2017. But while the works on display are by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque, the drawings in The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (13 July – 22 October 2017) have been... [Lire la suite]