22 février 2017

First exhibition to examine Henri Matisse’s profound influence upon the development of American modern art

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Nude in a Wood (Nu dans la forêt; Nu assis dans le bois), 1906. Oil on board mounted on panel, 16 x 12 " in. (40.6 x 32.4 cm), Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George F. Of, 52.150 ©2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York MONTCLAIR, NJ,—Beginning February 5, 2017, Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will present Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2017

Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), Untitled Anthropometry (ANT 114), 1960

Lot 25. Yves Klein (1928 - 1962),  Untitled Anthropometry (ANT 114), stamped with artist’s monogram on the overlap; titled ANT 114 on the reverse, dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper laid down on canvas, 246 by 50.3 cm. 96 7/8 by 19 7/8 in. Executed circa 1960. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: The Artist Private Collection Galerie Gmurzynska, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006 Exhibited: New York, Galerie... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2017

Christie's announces highlights from its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Paul Gauguin, Te Fare (La maison) (1892, estimate: £12,000,000-18,000,000) and Henri Matisse, Jeune fille aux anémones sur fond violet (1944, estimate: £5,000,000-7,000,000) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 February will launch 20th-Century at Christie’s, a season of sales that take place in London from 28 February to 10 March 2017. The auction will present 51 lots from the birth of Impressionism through to some of the most important... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2016

National Gallery and the British Public are rightful owners of Portrait of Greta Moll

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Portrait of Greta Moll, 1908. Oil on canvas, 93 x 73.5 cm. NG 6450. Location: National Gallery London © Succession H. Matisse 2016 / DACS, London 2016. LONDON.- The National Gallery acquired Portrait of Greta Moll by Matisse on behalf of the British public in 1979. The Gallery purchased the work from a commercial gallery in London in good faith and is its rightful owner. Prior to the 1979 purchase, the painting was exhibited and published on a number of occasions. Since then this much... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2016

Exhibition pays tribute to one of the greatest art patrons of the early 20th century, Sergei Shchukin

Christian Cornelius Krohn, "Portrait de Sergei Shchukin", 1915 © Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.  PARIS.- Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the exhibition “Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection” from 22 October 2016, to 20 February 2017. The exhibition is part of the official programme of the France-russia year of cultural tourism 2016–17 and constitutes as one of its most prominent events.  The exhibition pays tribute to one of the greatest art patrons of the early 20th century, Sergei... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2016

The National Gallery explores great paintings from a unique perspective

LONDON.- Spanning over five hundred years of art history, Painters’ Paintings presents more than eighty works, which were once in the possession of great painters: pictures that artists were given or chose to acquire, works they lived with and were inspired by. This is an exceptional opportunity to glimpse inside the private world of these painters and to understand the motivations of artists as collectors of paintings. The inspiration for this exhibition is a painter’s painting: Corot’s Italian Woman, left to the nation... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2016

Picasso, Matisse & Monet to lead Sotheby's London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales

Photo Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales on 3rd February are characterised by their breadth of range within these collecting categories, combined with an outstanding level of quality across the board. Encompassing works by the most sought-after artists including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Paul Delvaux and René Magritte, to name but a few, the 54 lots in the evening sales are estimated to fetch a combined total of... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2015

"Colour Unleashed: Modern Art in the Low Countries 1885-1914" opens at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

  Piet Mondriaan, Mill in sunlight, 1908, oil on canvas, 114 x 87 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- In the brief period between 1885 and the outbreak of war in 1914 painting in the Low countries experienced a modern Renaissance. Colour was liberated from the chains of visual reality. Suddenly, grass could be a cool blue, a face could be bright purple, and trees turned red. Colour had become an autonomous means of expression. This was one of the most important developments in modern art history. The... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

The Morgan explores the unique role of drawing in portraiture in a new exhibition

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Portrait of the Artist’s Brother Endres, ca. 1518, Charcoal on paper, background heightened with white. Gift of Mrs. Alexander Perry Morgan in memory of Alexander Perry Morgan, 1973, The Morgan Library & Museum.  NEW YORK, NY.- Drawing is often seen as the most immediate of the fine arts, capturing a subject’s essence in quick, suggestive strokes of chalk, pencil, or ink. This can be particularly evident in portrait drawing where the dynamism of the medium allows for the recording of a... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]