04 juillet 2021

Auckland Castle reopens with exhibition dedicated to 'Beauty in the Everyday'

  Jan Steen (1625/26–1679), Villagers Merrymaking Outside an Inn, 1652, Oil on canvas © The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. BISHOP AUCKLAND.- Auckland Castle reopened its doors on Saturday 3 July with a new exhibition dedicated to scenes of everyday life. Beauty in the Everyday: Dutch and Flemish Masters at Auckland Castle, on display in the Bishop Trevor Gallery until 3 October, features paintings which capture scenes of daily life produced in the Low Countries during the seventeenth century.Although created... [Lire la suite]

06 juin 2021

Mauritshuis The Hague reopens its doors to the public 5 June with 'Fleeting' exhibition

THE HAGUE.- After a long closure due to national Covid restrictions, the Mauritshuis will once again be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 5 June, from 10 a.m. on. Visitors are requested to purchase an entry ticket with a time slot beforehand via the website. The run of Fleeting – Scents in Colour has been extended, with the exhibition now ending on 29 August.Martine Gosselink: ‘This was a long time coming, meaning we are even more delighted to once again welcome people to the museum. While our Fleeting... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2020

Old Master paintings brought together for the first time in landmark gallery exhibition

LONDON.- Spectacular paintings widely recognised as among the highlights of the Royal Collection – including works by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Canaletto – have gone on display together in a gallery exhibition for the first time. Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace, opening at The Queen’s Gallery in London tomorrow (Friday, 4 December), brings together 65 of the most treasured paintings that usually hang in the Picture Gallery, one of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The exhibition gives... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2020

From Old Master paintings to Contemporary art: Dorotheum announces major auction

  VIENNA.- From Bicci di Lorenzo to Eugen von Blaas, from Chaim Soutine to Lucio Fontana — November at Dorotheum offers art lovers and collectors a vast range of genres from the Middle Ages to the present day. Works of art, Old Masters and 19th century paintings will be the first items to be presented during Classic Week (5-10 November 2020). The end of the month, from 24 to 30 November 2020, will be dedicated to Contemporary Week comprising modern and contemporary art. Rounding off this stellar auction week are... [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]
02 janvier 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Dutch masterpieces in a new light

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632-1675 Delft), Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662. Oil on canvas, 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889, 89.15.21. NEW YORK, NY.- Dutch paintings of the 17th century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871 . The exhibition In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2018

Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel, Stand 372

Jan Steen (1626 - Leiden - 1679), The Alchemist, 1668. Oil on canvas, 106 x 82 cm. Signed and dated 'JSteen 1668'. Image courtesy Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel / Stand 372.  Engraved by François Godefroy (Bois-Guillaume 1743 - 1819 Paris) in reverse, under the title Les souffleurs et le paisan crédule, circa 1758-83. Provenance: Extensive provenance back to the 18th century and on request; restituted to the heirs of Daniel Wolf in 1948 by the Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2018

Mauritshuis exhibition reveals an unfamiliar side of Jan Steen

 Jan Steen, Moses and Pharaoh’s Crown, c.1670. Canvas, 78 x 79 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague (acquired with the support of the BankGiro Lottery). THE HAGUE - In the exhibition Jan Steen’s Histories, the Mauritshuis will exhibit a selection of Jan Steen’s finest history paintings. This seventeenth-century Dutch artist is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2017

'The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age' opens at the Frans Hals Museum

Frans Hals, Pekelharing, 1628-30, oil on canvas, 75 x 61,5 cm, Museumlandschaft Hessen Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel HAARLEM.- Rarely have more humorous paintings been produced than in the Dutch Golden Age. Naughty children, stupid peasants, foolish dandies and befuddled drunks, quack doctors, pimps, procuresses, lazy maids and lusty ladies – they figure in large numbers in Golden Age masterpieces. The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age presents the first ever overview of humour in seventeenth-century... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2017

Philadelphia Museum to Present Centenary Exhibition Dedicated to Renowned Collection of European Old Master Art

Antonello da Messina (Antonello di Giovanni di Michele de Antonio), Italian (active Messina, Naples, and Venice), 1456- 1479, Portrait of a Young Gentleman, 1474. Oil on panel, 12 5/8 x 10 11/16 inches (32.1 x 27.1 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection, 1917. © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. PHILADELPHIA - This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection, a major exhibition focusing on one of the finest collections... [Lire la suite]