29 janvier 2018

Michel Sittow exhibition celebrates Estonian master of Early Netherlandish Art at National Gallery of Art

Michel Sittow, Mary Rose Tudor (1496–1533), Sister of Henry VIII of England, c. 1514, oil on panelKunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Gemäldegalerie, KHM—Museumsverband WASHINGTON, DC.- Considered Estonia's greatest Renaissance artist, Michel Sittow (c. 1469–1525) was sought after by the renowned European courts of his day, including those of King Ferdinand of Aragón and Queen Isabella of Castile, Philip the Handsome, Margaret of Austria, and Christian II of Denmark. In celebration of the centennial of the establishment of the... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2016

Jan Gossaert (called Mabuse), Portrait of Francisco de los Cobos y Molina (1475/85 - 1547), Spanish secretary of state, circa 15

Jan Gossaert (called Mabuse) (Netherlandish 1478-1532), Portrait of Francisco de los Cobos y Molina (1475/85 - 1547), Spanish secretary of state, circa 1530-1532. Oil on panel. Height: 438 mm (17.24 in). Width: 337 mm (13.27 in). J. Paul Getty Museum. 
15 juillet 2016

Jan Gossaert (Netherlandish, c. 1478 - 1532), Portrait of a Merchant, c. 1530

Jan Gossaert (Netherlandish, c. 1478 - 1532), Portrait of a Merchant, c. 1530, oil on panel; overall: 63.6 x 47.5 cm (25 1/16 x 18 11/16 in.), framed: 83.8 x 68.6 x 5.7 cm (33 x 27 x 2 1/4 in.); Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1967.4.1, National Gallery of Art, Washington © 2016 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Occupational portraits like this were a northern tradition. The prosperous businessman is depicted with the tools of his trade: writing implements, sealing wax, scales, a pile of... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2015

Constable's celebrated composition The Lock sells for $13.7 million at Sotheby's London

John Constable, The Lock, Oil on canvas, 139.7 by 122 cm.; 55 by 48 in. (est. £8-12 million), sold for £22.6 million / €31.2 million / $34 Million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight, The Lock, one of John Constable’s most famous compositions sold for £9,109,000 / €12,562,266 / $13,699,025 at Sotheby’s London, 160 years after its last appearance on the market. The monumental landscape depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” was the highlight of the Old Master & British Paintings... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

World record price for Jan Gossaert’s painting “Madonna and Child” at the Swiss auction house Koller

ZURICH.- The focus of Koller's Spring Auctions was on Old Art. Among the Old Master Paintings, Koller auctioned off the painting «Mary and Child» by the Flemish painter Jan Gossaert to an international private collector for CHF 2.37 million, slightly higher than the estimate. This is a new world record for a work by this painter, reached at an auction. Depictions of Madonnas high in demand The top lot of the Old Master Paintings‘ auction on 28 March was the painting „Mary and Child“ by the important... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

Koller Zurich announces Spring auctions including the sale of Jan Gossaert's "Virgin and Child"

Jan Gossaert, Virgin and child. Ca. 1530. Oil on panel. 44,5x34 cm. CHF 1,8/ 2,2 Mio.  ZURICH.- On the occasion of its spring auctions of paintings by Old Masters from 24-29 March 2014, Koller Auctions will be presenting the painting «Virgin and Child» by Jan Gossaert (1478-1532). This painting is one of the last works by the Dutch Renaissance Master that is held in a private collection, and is estimated at CHF 1.8-2.2 million. The Books and Autographs auction on 29 March impresses with significant manuscripts by René... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2013

Masterpieces at risk from preservation technique

Jan Gossaert (1478 - 1532), Portrait of a Man, After 1500. Oil on wood, 41.5 x 31.5 cm. COPENHAGEN - Groundbreaking new Danish research shows that a frequently used preservation method may damage oil paintings – including some of the world’s great masterpieces. If an oil painting treated with the frequently used wax-resin lining is exposed to relative humidity above 60 per cent, there is a serious risk that it will shrink – and the paint will be compressed.  A thesis defended this week at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2013

Portrait of a Man (detail), Jan Gossaert, ca. 1520–25

Portrait of a Man (detail), Jan Gossaert, ca. 1520–25
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23 février 2011

'Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance' @ The National Gallery

Jan Gossaert (active 1503; died 1532), A Young Princess (Dorothea of Denmark?), about 1530. Courtesy The National Gallery LONDON.- Jan Gossaert (active 1503; died 1532) was one of the most startling and versatile artists of the Northern Renaissance. A pivotal Old Master, Gossaert changed the course of Flemish art, going beyond the tradition of Jan van Eyck and charting new territory that eventually led to the great age of Rubens – yet this is the first major exhibition dedicated to him in more than 45 years. 'Jan Gossaert’s... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2010

'Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan Gossaert, Portrait of a Merchant, about 1530. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC NEW YORK, NY.- The first major exhibition in 45 years devoted to Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532)— one of the most innovative artists of the Burgundian-Habsburg Netherlands—will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning October 6, 2010. Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance will bring together the majority of Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints, and place them in... [Lire la suite]
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