11 décembre 2019

J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime Makes Sole U.S. Appearance at Frist Art Museum

J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Peace—Burial at Sea, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 34 1/8 in. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, 2019 The Frist Art Museum presents J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime, an exhibition of extraordinary oil paintings, luminous watercolors, and evocative sketches by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), a central figure in the Romantic movement widely recognized as Britain’s greatest painter and among the most highly regarded landscape... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

Sotheby's to offer most valuable Gainsborough ever to come to auction

LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present a roll-call of the greatest names in Western art history at its flagship Old Masters Evening Sale on 3 July. With an overall estimate of £4665.9m/ $59.5-83.7m, the sale next week is one of the strongest sales ever staged in this category, both in value as well as in the quality of works on offer. From some of the finest works by the three key British landscape painters remaining in private hands, to masterpieces and newly discovered works by Renaissance and Baroque masters,... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2017

'Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun' at Southampton City Art Gallery

J.M.W. Turner, Norham Castle, on the River Tweed, 1822-3, Tate Collection , accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 © Tate, London, 2017. SOUTHAMPTON.- Showcasing the finest historic and contemporary castle artists and combining history with art, Capture the Castle at Southampton City Art Gallery is the first ever large-scale art exhibition on the subject of British castles. It conjures the mystique, excitement and prestige of the castle from Iron Age hill forts to Victorian reproductions and fantasy castles.... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2017

One of the greatest works by J.M.W. Turner still in private hands to be sold at Sotheby's

J.M.W. Turner, Ehrenbreitstein, 1835. Estimate: £15-25 million (US$18.7-31.2m / €17.3-28.9m). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- In July this year, Sotheby’s will offer for sale one of the greatest works by J.M.W. Turner still in private hands. Painted in 1835, Ehrenbreitstein is a late work, dating from a period that is widely considered Turner’s best: other works from this time now hang in the world’s greatest museums, with only a minute number of this importance and quality remaining in private ownership. The subject of... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2015

First major West Coast international loan exhibition focuses on Turner's late work

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842, J. M. W. Turner, watercolor. Courtesy of Tate: Purchased with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation and including generous support from David and Susan Gradel, and from other members of the public through the Save The Blue Rigi appeal), Tate Members, and other donors 2007. Photo © Tate, London 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA.- One of the most influential painters of nature who ever lived, Joseph Mallord William Turner... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2013

National Gallery of Australia opens "Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master"

 J.M.W. Turner (Great Britain 1775 – 1851), Rome, from the Vatican. Raffaelle, accompanied by La Fornarina, preparing his pictures for the decoration of the loggia, exhibited 1820, oil on canvas on canvas, 177.2 (h) x 335.3 (w) cm. Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 Photo: © Tate 2013 CANBERRA.- The National Gallery of Australia presented the major international exhibition, Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master, which is being staged as a highlight of the... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2013

Scottish National Gallery keeps with a century-old tradition of showing Turner watercolours

J.M.W. Turner, The Piazzetta, Venice, 1840. Watercolour and gouache and pen and ink, with scraping out on paper, 22.1 x 32.1 cm. Scottish National Gallery.   EDINBURGH.- In keeping with a century-old tradition, New Year’s Day at the Scottish National Gallery will be marked by the opening of the annual exhibition of watercolours by J M W Turner (1775–1851). In his 1900 bequest to the gallery, Henry Vaughan, a London art collector who amassed an outstanding group of watercolours by the British painter, stipulated that the... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2012

Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape at the Royal Academy of Arts

Michael Angelo Rooker, A.R.A., The Gatehouse of Battle Abbey, Sussex, 1792. Pencil and watercolour on wove paper, 41.80 x 59.70 cm. Photo: © Royal Academy of Arts, London.  LONDON.- This December an exhibition of works by the three towering figures of English landscape painting, John Constable RA, Thomas Gainsborough RA and JMW Turner RA and their contemporaries, opened in the John Madejski Fine Rooms and the Weston Rooms. Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape explores the development of the British... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2012

"Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings" @ Tate Liverpool

J.M.W. Turner, War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet exh 1842© Tate, 2011. LIVERPOOL.- J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Cy Twombly (1928-2011) produced some of their most stunning and experimental works late in life. This summer, Tate Liverpool will bring together a collection of important later works by the three artists for a groundbreaking exhibition. All three artists were considered radical painters in their time. They met with criticism for pushing the boundaries of the conventions of painting. The... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2012

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery

  Workshop of Hugo van der Goes (c. 1440-82) A seated female saint, c. 1475-85 Pen, point of the brush and grey ink, heightened with white on green prepared paper 230 x 189 mm © The Courtauld Gallery he Courtauld Gallery holds one of the most important collections of drawings in Britain. Organised in collaboration with the Frick Collection in New York, this exhibition presents a magnificent selection of some sixty of its finest works. It offers a rare opportunity to consider the art of drawing in the hands of its greatest... [Lire la suite]