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]

09 octobre 2017

Jean Honoré Fragonard exhibition unites fantasy figures and newly discovered drawing

Jean Honoré Fragonard, Young Girl Reading, c. 1769, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mrs. Mellon Bruce in memory of her father, Andrew W. Mellon. WASHINGTON, DC.- Combining art, fashion, science, and conservation, the revelatory exhibition Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures brings together—for the first time—a newly discovered drawing by Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) and some 14 of his paintings that have been identified with it including the National Gallery of Art's Young Girl... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2017

Eighteenth-Century French Paintings From Across America on View at National Gallery of Art, Washington

Nicolas de Largillierre, Self-Portrait, 1707, oil on canvas, original canvas (approximate size): 90.5 x 71.1 cm (35 5/8 x 28 in.), overall: 92.7 x 73 cm (36 1/2 x 28 3/4 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund Washington, DC—When Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon I, fled to America in 1815, he packed his collection of 18th-century French painting. In an effort to spread his native country's culture across the United States, he put his works on public display, causing a sensation and inspiring a... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2017

Boni De Castellane & Anna Gould, La Mémoire Du Palais Rose at Christie's Paris, 7 march 2017

Le Palais Rose. PARIS.- Christie’s France announces the sale of the collection Boni de Castellane & Anna Gould, la mémoire du Palais Rose on the 7 March 2017, continuing Christie’s long history of offering prestigious collections. Legendary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Boni de Castellane and his wife Anna Gould decorated their famous Palais Rose with the most exquisite works of art, including old master paintings and drawings, furniture, porcelain and jewelry. Collectors and connoisseurs... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2014

Jean Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris), Sappho inspired by Cupid

Jean Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris), Sappho inspired by Cupid, oil on canvas, oval, 63 x 54.8cm (24 13/16 x 21 9/16in). Estimate £800,000 - 1.2 million (€1 million - 1.5 million). Photo Bonhams. Provenance (Possibly) Sale (Vente Gorman or Lacaille), Paris, 23 January 1792, lot 68 ('Un tableau, représentant une muse inspirée par l'Amour. Cette composition agréable est d'un beau coloris.... h.24p.; l.20p. Il est forme ovale. Toile.')(Possibly) Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27 January 1845, lot 75 (without dimensions)Adolphe... [Lire la suite]
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