29 juillet 2019

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna presents works by Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 Maaseyck near Maastricht – 1441 Bruges), Madonna and Child at the Fountain (detail). 19 x 12 cm, incl. original frame: 24,8 x 18,1 cm. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp KMSKA © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Dominique Provost. VIENNA.- The exhibition presents three of the circa twenty extant works by Jan van Eyck, offering a glimpse of the art produced during the reign of Duke Philip the Good, when the Burgundian Low Countries witnessed a unique flowering of courtly and urban civilisation. Jan... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2018

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840)

Lot 135. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris), Portrait of Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840), signed center right: J.B. Greuze, and inscribed on the reverse: F.J. van ertborn ætate XXI / Greuze pinxit anno MDCCCIV, oil on panel, 25 1/2 by 20 15/16 in.; 64.8 by 53.2 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Lot sold 938,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Florentius Josephus van Ertborn (1784-1840), 1804;Comte Charles de Bergeyck,... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

Legion of Honor organizes first major exhibition to explore the Pre-Raphaelites' relationship to the Old Masters

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, 'Love and the Maiden', 1877. Oil, gold paint and gold leaf on canvas, 54 x 79 in. (137.2 x 200.7 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, European Art Trust Fund, Grover A. Magnin Bequest Fund and Dorothy Spreckels Munn Bequest Fund, 2002.176.  SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major international exhibition to assemble works by England’s nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with the... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

Exhibition reveals insights into the use of colour as a choice rather than a necessity

LONDON.- At the National Gallery this autumn, journey through a world of shadow and light. With more than fifty painted objects created over 700 years, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White is a radical new look at what happens when artists cast aside the colour spectrum and focus on the visual power of black, white, and everything in between. Paintings by Old Masters such as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres appear alongside works by some of the most exciting... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2017

Exhibition focuses on the influence 'The Arnolfini Portrait' had on the Pre-Raphaelites

LONDON.- This autumn, one of the most celebrated paintings in the National Gallery, Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, is being exhibited for the first time alongside works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its successors. Focusing on the profound influence this 15th-century masterpiece had on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Reflections sheds light on the different ways these young British artists of the 19th century responded to the painting and one of its most distinctive features, the convex... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

Exhibition features the most complete surviving example of a Gothic table fountain

Table Fountain, c. 1320–40. France, Paris. Gilt-silver, translucent enamel on basse-taille, and opaque enamel; 31.1 x 24.1 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of J. H. Wade 1924.859. CLEVELAND, OH.- Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain, for the first time, presents the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gothic table fountain as the focus of a single exhibition. The table fountain is being displayed among a group of objects including luxury silver, hand-washing vessels, enamels, illuminated manuscripts and a... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2016

Jan van Eyck, Saint Barbara, 1437

Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, Maaseik ca. 1390–1441 Bruges), Saint Barbara, 1437. Metalpoint, brush drawing, and oil on wood; 12 3/16 × 7 1/16 in. (31 × 18 cm) Frame: 16 5/16 × 10 15/16 × 2 3/8 in. (41.5 × 27.8 × 6 cm). Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen © Lukas Image Bank, Belgium There is an ongoing debate about the nature of this refined work, signed and dated by Jan van Eyck and set within its original frame: Is it an exquisitely drawn preparation for an unfinished painting, or an unusual... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2016

Dresden's Old Masters Picture Gallery completes redevelopment of the east wing

Gemaeldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden © Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, David Brandt DRESDEN.- The first major step has been taken: the redevelopment of the east wing of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden has been completed. From 26 February 2016 the wing is once more open to visitors. During the general redevelopment of the west wing, which is now also to take place, the world-famous collection is now on show at a special presentation... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2016

Jan van Eyck's "The Crucifixion" goes to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan van Eyck, workshop or follower, Crucifixion , c. 1440-80. Goldpoint, silverpoint, pen and black ink, indented for transfer, on grey prepared paper, 254 x 187 mm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Collection. ROTTERDAM.- The Crucifixion , a drawing that was made by Jan van Eyck – a spectacular discovery by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen during its Van Eyck exhibition – is travelling to a museum outside the Netherlands for the first time. From 25 January this masterpiece in the museum’s collection will be exhibited... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2014

Masterpieces from the Frick Collection to travel outside the U.S. for the first time

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Comtesse d'Haussonville, 1845, oil on canvas, 51 7/8 x 36 ¼ inches, The Frick Collection, New York; photo: Michael Bodycomb.  THE HAGUE.- Over 30 masterpieces from the celebrated Frick Collection will be seen outside New York for the first time as part of a special exhibition at the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague in 2015.  The Frick Collection in The Hague A Country House in New York: Highlights from The Frick Collection will be the first major exhibition to be displayed... [Lire la suite]