01 mars 2022

'Hyperreal. The Art of Trompe l’Oeil' at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, 16 March to 22 May 2022

Samuel van Hoogstraten, Trompe l'Oeil Still Life, 1666-1678. Oil on canvas. 63 x 79 cm. © Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle Painting images that are impossible to distinguish from reality has been a challenge for artists of all periods. The ability to deceive the viewer by making the painted seem real through the laws of optics and perspective is a visual game of which the earliest examples are known from descriptions in Greek literary texts. Since then, trompe l’oeil has been extensively present in the arts,... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2020

“A New Look at Old Masters,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- “In a dark time, the eye begins to see,” the poet wrote. And after the dark, dark time we’ve been through, this year’s winter solstice, marking the start of slow climb back into light, may carry more metaphorical weight than usual.Coincidentally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has some restorative illumination of its own underway. In recent decades, the skylights that brought natural light into the European paintings galleries had grown timeworn and semifunctional, leaving some spaces... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2020

Exhibition at Groeningemuseum focuses on Jan van Eyck's Bruges period

BRUGES.- By means of archive documents and recent research results, this exhibition sheds new light on the intriguing life and work of the famous Flemish primitive Jan van Eyck.EXHIBITIONMusea Brugge holds two of Jan Van Eyck’s most famous works in its collection: 'Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele' and 'Portrait of Margareta van Eyck'. Moreover, Musea Brugge recently acquired a 'Virgin with Child in an Interior', painted by a follower of Van Eyck. To mark the Van Eyck Year 2020, these three works have been brought... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

"Van Eyck. Une révolution optique" au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand présente la plus grande exposition jamais consacrée au maître flamand. A partir du 1er février et pour 3 mois seulement. Seule une vingtaine d’œuvres du Maître flamand Van Eyck sont conservées de par le monde. Tout à fait exceptionnellement, au moins la moitié d’entre elles feront le voyage jusqu’à Gand en 2020, pour l’exposition « Van Eyck. Une Révolution optique » au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand (MSK Gent). Un évènement incontournable, véritable tour de force qui rendra l’univers de... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2019

CODART Canon announces the 100 most important Dutch and Flemish works of art

Elias Scerpswert (? – ?), Bust of St Frederick, 1362, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. THE HAGUE.- CODART, an international network of some 700 museum curators of Dutch and Flemish art, announced the CODART Canon. The CODART Canon consists of 100 Dutch and Flemish works of art dating from before 1750 that are of particular importance to the history of art. The list can now be found on canon.codart.nl.Results of the ballotsOn the basis of two ballots (one held among museum curators followed by a second one among the general... [Lire la suite]
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]