30 juillet 2021

Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer (Germany, 1471–1528). The Four Horsemen, Plate 4 from the Apocalypse, published 1498. Woodcut on paper, image: 15 5/8 x 11 3/16 in., sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 ¾ in. Collection of George Amos Poole, Jr., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington. BLOOMINGTON, IN.- The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art announced the summer opening of Albrecht Dürer: Apocalypse and Other Masterworks from Indiana University Collections, the first-ever exhibition to survey the university’s impressive holdings by... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2021

Christie's announces online-only auction of Old Master prints

Lot 16. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Crucifixion, woodcut, circa1498, on laid paper, watermark Bull's Head with Caduceus (Meder 81), a fine, richly black Meder a proof impression, before the text edition of 1511, printing very evenly and strongly. Sheet 392 x 281 mm. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master Prints online-only auction, open for bidding from 19 to 28 January 2021, offers a selection of fine and rare prints that span five centuries of... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

'Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)' at National Gallery of Canada

Witness the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, who bring monsters to life in an artful manner. The word “monster” comes from the Latin monstrum, meaning an anomaly in the natural order. Throughout the ages, artists have given shape to those abnormalities that populate collective imaginations. This exhibition showcases the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, in bringing monsters to life in an artful manner. Drawn from the collection... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450-1700) on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Hendrick Goltzius, The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588 (detail). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2019. Photo: NGC. OTTAWA.- Monsters and supernatural creatures –, sometimes horrifying, always fascinating – created between 300 and 500 years ago are the subject of a new exhibition of works on paper on view at the National Gallery of Canada from November 29, 2019, to March 29, 2020.Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700) presents nearly 70 rarely exhibited... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago exhibits Dutch and Flemish drawings

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640), A Sheet of Anatomical Studies, 1600-1610. Pen and brown ink on ivory laid paper, 271 × 188 mm. The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Acquisition Fund. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago presents Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age, on view from until January 5, 2020. This exhibition reflects a unique and comprehensive effort by the Art Institute to study and interpret its holdings of Dutch and Flemish drawings. The project is a... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2019

Christie's announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions featuring 19th-century European Art, Old Master paintings and sculpture, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale, and Books and Manuscripts, which is joining the marquee sales week for the first time. Three distinguished private collections will be offered in dedicated sales: The Collection of Dr. Anton Pestalozzi of important Greek and Roman portraiture; The Collection of Lewis and Ali Sanders of superb French furniture and clocks; and a... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2017

Harvard Art Museums to receive transformative gift of Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings

Jacques de Gheyn II, A Roma Woman with a Child, c. 1604. Brown ink and black chalk. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised Gift, 25.1998.10. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College.  CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- The Harvard Art Museums announce the extraordinary gift of 330 16th- to 18th-century Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings from the esteemed collection of Maida and George S. Abrams (Harvard A.B. ’54, LL.B. ’57), considered the best... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2017

Rare Netherlandish drawings unveiled at National Gallery of Art

Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1450, silverpoint on gray prepared paper, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. WASHINGTON, DC.- Rotterdam's historic Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds one of the finest collections of Netherlandish master drawings. In a special presentation of this collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 100 works explore the many functions of drawings, from preparatory studies for paintings and designs for prints to finished works of art. On view from October... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2017

The Morgan presents treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770), The Triumph of Venus, 1740 (detail), oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is collaborating with the Morgan Library & Museum to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its renowned collections to New York in an extraordinary new exhibition opening February 3. The show features work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael,... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Hendrick Goltzius, Massacre of the Innocents, ca. 1585–86

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem), Massacre of the Innocents, ca. 1585–86. Engraving; third state of three, Sheet: 19 in. × 14 5/8 in. (48.3 × 37.1 cm). Gift of Henry Walters, 1917; 17.37.60 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Goltzius, one of the supreme printmakers of his day, seems to have been unwilling to show others his incomplete work. Yet two of his unfinished plates were printed, including this example, probably soon after his death. This engraving... [Lire la suite]