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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17 juin 2017

Fitzwilliam Museum acquires newly discovered Gérôme portrait

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, circa 1848. © The Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- To commemorate its bicentenary year in 2016, the Fitzwilliam Museum has acquired a newly discovered portrait by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Gérôme is one of the most important French painters of the 19th century, yet his work is only represented in six British public collections to date.  The picture had remained in the artist’s collection until his death in 1904 and was thought lost, until its... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2014

Sotheby's Orientalist Sale to feature masterpieces by leading European and American Orientalist painters

Ludwig Deutsch, The Procession of Al Mihmal, Cairo. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 8 April 2014 in London, Sotheby’s will present The Orientalist Sale as part of Sotheby’s Orientalist & Islamic Week. The auction comprises masterpieces by leading European and American Orientalist painters, including Ludwig Deutsch, David Roberts, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Etienne Dinet and Frederick Arthur Bridgman, as well as select works of sculpture.  The genre of Orientalist art has undergone a revision in... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2013

Orientalist masters at Sotheby's spring auction of 19th Century European Art in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s spring auction of 19th Century European Art in New York on 9 May 2013 will feature an exceptional collection of Orientalist paintings. The group is highlighted by four major works by the master of the genre, Jean-Léon Gérôme, including Le Tigre et le Gardien (est. $300/400,000), as well as The Colossus of Memnon (est. $400/600,000). While he painted the Colossus a number of times and from different viewpoints throughout his career, this early work was devised on his first ambitious and long anticipated visit... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2012

Kept in Jean-Léon Gérôme's family for 140 years, Promenade du Harem will be sold at auction

Jean-Léon Gérôme(1824 - 1904), Promenade du Harem. Oil on canvas Signed “J.L.GEROME." on the lower left, 86 x 150,50 cm. PARIS.- The Orientalist Painting department at Artcurial Briest Poulain F.Tajan, lead by Olivier Berman, shows once again its world-leading position, in putting on sale a remarkable painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme. The descendants of Madeleine Gerôme, the daughter, kept the totally unheard-of piece in the artist’s family until this day. With an estimate price of € 800,000 / 1,200,000 the painting has every chance to... [Lire la suite]
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