20 juillet 2019

Major Exhibition Traces the History of Pastel in Art at National Gallery of Art, September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020

William Merritt Chase, Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit (on strainer), overall: 45.7 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz. Washington, DC—In a major new exhibition opening this fall, the National Gallery of Art will examine the beauty and depth of pastel, tracing its rich history from the Renaissance to the present day. The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art will feature some 70 exquisite... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

Mauritshuis receives Portrait of Van Kretschmar by Perronneau

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar (1721-1792), 1754. Pastel and crayon on paper, 60 x 45 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague. Gift of Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar, 2018. THE HAGUE.- Last year the Mauritshuis received a generous gift from Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar: a magnificent pastel portrait by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (c. 1715-1783), 1754. The portrait shows Jacob van Kretschmar of The Hague, the donor’s ancestor. The pastel, which had remained in the family, is a... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2018

Exhibition takes a close look at how eighteenth-century pastels were made

Portrait of Joseph and his Brother John Gulston (detail), 1754, Francis Cotes, pastel on blue paper, mounted on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- In the eighteenth century, paper was made by hand, pulled in sheets that were no wider than the span of a paper maker’s arms. Artists who worked in pastels at first worked on a small scale, but as they began to compete with oil painters for major portrait commissions, some started piecing together multiple sheets of paper to create large, continuous surfaces for... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Tableaux et dessins anciens provenant notamment de la collection Georges Dormeuil chez Artcurial

Comédiens italiens dans un jardin, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, huile sur toile, 65,50 x 83 cm. Estimation: 150 000 - 200 000 € / 165 340 – 220 450 $.  Paris – La prestigieuse vente de Tableaux et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle du 1er semestre aura lieu pendant le Salon du Dessin (30 mars - 4 avril 2016), le 31 mars chez Artcurial . Elle sera dominée par un exceptionnel ensemble de dessins français du XVIIIe siècle provenant de la Collection Georges Dormeuil et resté dans sa descendance jusqu'à nos jours. « Après l'immense... [Lire la suite]