19 septembre 2018

"La Fabrique du Luxe. Les marchands merciers parisiens au XVIIIe siècle" au Musée Cognacq-Jay

Anonyme, Paire de candélabres à deux branches garnis d’un oiseau et de fleurs, bronze doré et porcelaine, entre 1715 et 1774, Paris, musée Cognacq-Jay (inv. J328) © Musée Cognacq-Jay / Roger-Viollet PARIS - « Vendeurs de tout, faiseurs de riens », suivant la célèbre et peu amène sentence prononcée par Diderot dans son Encyclopédie, les marchands merciers constituent l’une des corporations parisiennes les plus importantes au XVIIIe siècle. Du 29 septembre 2018 au 27 janvier 2019, le musée Cognacq-Jay organise la toute première... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2018

Renewed interest in historic art sets stage for third edition of TEFAF New York Fall

  NEW YORK, NY.- Following the success of the second annual TEFAF New York Spring in May, TEFAF is offering a “first look’ at the works that will be showcased this Fall. With a focus on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall returns to the historic Park Avenue Armory from October 27-31. As the conversation and climate for historic art in America continues to grow, TEFAF New York Fall is at the forefront of the renewed interest in this area,... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

Clark Art Institute presents noted drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection

Jörg Breu the Younger (German, c. 1510-1547), Artybios on Horseback Attacking Onesilus, 1543. Pen and black ink and gray wash with white gouache on gray paper, 8 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (22.2 × 17 cm). Gift in Honor of Charles Ryskamp on his 10th Anniversary as Director. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 1978.38. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Over the past fifty years, New York art dealer and philanthropist Eugene V. Thaw assembled one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings. The collection,... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

"De Watteau à David. La collection Horvitz" au Petit Palais

De Watteau à David, la collection Horvitz : Affiche. PARIS - Le Petit Palais est heureux de présenter un florilège de près de 200 tableaux, sculptures et dessins du XVIIIe siècle français de la Collection Horvitz à Boston. Constituée depuis trois décennies, il s’agit de la plus importante collection privée de dessins français du XVIIIe siècle à l’étranger. Riche d’œuvres de premier plan de Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Greuze et David... Cette collection offre aussi une vue d’ensemble de tous les artistes notables de la période,... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

Frick exhibition examines a fresh theme in the work of Jean-Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes, ca. 1710–11 (detail). Oil on canvas 12 3/4 x 16 inches The Frick Collection; purchased with funds from the bequest of Arthemise Redpath, 1991. Photo: Michael Bodycomb. NEW YORK, NY.- Most know Jean-Antoine Watteau as a painter of amorous aristocrats and melancholy actors, a dreamer of exquisite parklands and impossibly refined fêtes. Few artists would seem further removed from the misery of war. And yet, early in his short career, Watteau created a number of... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2013

Bozar Expo to present leading figures of European art: Neo Rauch, Antoine Watteau and Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Untitled (Three Figures), C. 1981, Dublin City, Gallery The Hugh Lane © The Estate of Francis Bacon. BRUSSELS.- The Centre for Fine Arts starts the new year with an exceptional programme of exhibitions; true to the Centre's mission, these turn a spotlight on European culture. The exhibitions explore in depth the work of a number of leading artists from neighbouring countries, focusing on 18th-century France and Antoine Watteau, on Germany after the fall of the Wall, via the monumental works of Neo Rauch, and on... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2012

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of The Italian Comedians (ca. 1720) by Jean-Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721), The Italian Comedians, ca. 1720. Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of The Italian Comedians (ca. 1720) by Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721). The large oil painting (50 7/8” x 36 3/4“) was painted at the height of Watteau’s fame, shortly before his early death at age 36. “This major, little-known painting is extraordinary. It shows Watteau at the height of his creative genius,” said James... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2011

Antoine Watteau’s magnificent picture La Surprise on loan to The Frick Collection

Jean-Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721), La Surprise, oil on panel, 14.1/2 x 11.1/2 in. (36.3 x 28.2 cm.) Estimate: £3,000,000 - £5,000,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2008. NEW YORK, N.Y.- Antoine Watteau’s magnificent picture La Surprise has long been deemed a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French painting by scholars and connoisseurs. The panel was originally in the collection of Nicolas Hénin (1691–1724), Councilor to the King and a close friend of the artist, for whom it may have been painted. The work then entered several... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2011

A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1745-50

A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1745-50. Photo Bonhams Of trefoil shape, finely painted in black monochrome with Watteauesque scenes, within three arched panels around the side below gilt scrolling foliage, trellis panels and flowers, above a moulded rim with black and gilt-striped border, the base with a similar scene within a moulded black-ground border reserved with scrollwork and flowers, the cover and inside cover with scenes after Watteau, the box interior gilt, 5.7cm wide; 4.5cm high (minor wear) - Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2011

"Watteau: The Drawings" @ Royal Academy of Arts, London

Jean-Antoine Watteau, 'Woman Wearing a Mantle over her Head and Shoulders' (detail), c.1718-19. Red and black chalks and graphite on paper, 197 x 179 mm. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, inv. 1831. Photo © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA / Michael Agee. The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major retrospective exhibition of Jean-Antoine Watteau’s (1684 – 1721) drawings to be held in the UK. The display contains over 80 works on paper produced by the French... [Lire la suite]
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