12 mars 2020

Sotheby's annual Orientalist Sale, features paintings representing North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, the Levant, Persia

LONDON.- Sotheby’s Orientalist Sale, now in its ninth season and held during Islamic week, brings together paintings representing the landscapes, people, and customs of North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, the Levant, Persia, and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Comprising 57 lots, the sale provides a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region. The auction will take place in London on 31 March at 3pm GMT, to be followed by... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2020

Over thirty further works from the legendary Najd Collection head to auction

LONDON.- On 22 October 2019, thirty-six works from the legendary Najd Collection together sold for a record total of £33.5 million, with nine further records broken for the greatest exponents of the genre. Following this major market-defining moment, Sotheby’s is set to offer a further selection of rigorously-painted historic scenes of the Middle East as it was experienced by intrepid explorers in the nineteenth-century. Over thirty rarely-seen works by leading artists including Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustav Bauernfeind and... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2020

Masterworks from the collections of Marylou Whitney and J.E. Safra lead Sotheby's auction

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will unveil highlights from the 19th Century European Art sale on 31 January in New York. Highlighted by a major group of paintings from the collection of J.E. Safra, the 95 paintings, drawings and sculpture on offer will open for public exhibition in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries beginning 24 January, alongside Sotheby’s Masters Week auctions.PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRAHighlighting the auction is a series of exceptional paintings from the extraordinary private collection of J.E.... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

Sixty European masterworks from the IMA collection exhibited in China for the first time

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.- For the first time in history, 60 European masterworks from the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection traveled to China in the exhibition, Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.The exhibition encompasses the most influential periods and schools of European art history. Highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Gauguin and Monet, among others. This international exhibition is curated by Kjell Wangensteen,... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2019

To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

LONDON.- Precious records of the history of the Islamic world, Orientalist paintings provide a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region.This autumn, visitors to Sotheby’s London galleries will experience every facet of daily life in the Arab, Ottoman, and Islamic worlds through the paintings of the renowned Najd Collection. Recorded in a publication that today stands as one of the leading resources for Orientalist art, the Najd Collection... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Le Modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay

Le Modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse - Affiche PARIS - En adoptant une approche multidisciplinaire, entre histoire de l'art et histoire des idées, cette exposition se penche sur des problématiques esthétiques, politiques, sociales et raciales ainsi que sur l'imaginaire que révèle la représentation des figures noires dans les arts visuels, de l'abolition de l'esclavage en France (1794) à nos jours. Tout en proposant une perspective continue, elle s'arrête plus particulièrement sur trois périodes clé : l'ère de l'abolition... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

Rare masterpiece by Jean-Léon Gérôme leads Sotheby's annual Orientalist Sale

Lot 26. Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), Rider and his Steed in the Desert, 1872, signed J.L.GÉRÔME lower right, oil on canvas, 60 by 101cm. Estimate £1,000,000-1,500,000. Lot sold 1,155,000 GBP (1,336,563 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- A rare masterpiece by Jean-Léon Gérôme will lead Sotheby’s annual Orientalist Sale in London. Cinematic in scale and impact, Rider and His Steed in the Desert is a unique work in Gérôme’s oeuvre. The highly charged picture captures... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2019

« L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière » au Musée Marmottan Monet

« L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière » au Musée Marmottan Monet Le musée Marmottan Monet présente, du 7 mars au 21 juillet 2019, l’exposition « L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière ». Riche d’une cinquantaine de chefs-d’œuvre provenant des plus importantes collections publiques et privées d’Europe et des États-Unis (musée du Louvre, musée d’Orsay, musée des Augustins de Toulouse, la Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau de Munich, la collection Thyssen-Bornemisza de Madrid, le... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2018

The Orientalist Sale pulls in to London

LONDON.- The Orientalist Sale, launched as an annual event by Sotheby’s in London in 2012 and now in its seventh season, brings together paintings and sculpture representing the landscapes, people, and customs of North Africa, Egypt, the Levant, Arabia, and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Comprising over 60 lots, this year’s sale on 24th April features exquisite works which provide fascinating historical insights into the Arab, Ottoman, and Islamic worlds of the time. Exhibited alongside the... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), The Mandolin Player, 1858

Lot 54. Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), The Mandolin Player, signed and dated ‘J.L. GEROME/1858.’ (centre left), oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 11 3/8 in. (41.2 x 29 cm). Estimate GBP 150,000 - GBP 200,000 (USD 193,500 - USD 258,000) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Note: Gérôme was an indefatigable traveller. He seemed always to be on the go, even into his seventies. They were often long trips, sometimes of several months. One wonders how he got so much work done. When his studio assistant, the... [Lire la suite]
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