06 avril 2019

A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Giorgio Morandi leafing through a art publication [detail]. Photo: Libero Grandi. © Giorgio Morandi, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2019 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters . This survey of a great 20th-century Italian painter explores the relationships between his still lifes and some of his main art historical sources. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, an extensive selection of Morandi’s exceptional paintings and works by the Old Masters who... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2017

Exhibition reveals insights into the use of colour as a choice rather than a necessity

LONDON.- At the National Gallery this autumn, journey through a world of shadow and light. With more than fifty painted objects created over 700 years, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White is a radical new look at what happens when artists cast aside the colour spectrum and focus on the visual power of black, white, and everything in between. Paintings by Old Masters such as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres appear alongside works by some of the most exciting... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2011

"Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris" @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

François Boucher, Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette)?  1742, oil on canvas, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid HOUSTON, TX.- Beginning September 18, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-century Paris, which re-imagines, through art and material culture, the lifestyle of elite 18th-century Parisians. The exhibition follows the conventional ctivities in the cycle of a Parisian day—dressing, writing, collecting, eating, and evening entertainment—offering a... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2010

Trésors de la Collection Veil-Picard @ Christie's Paris

Jacques-André Portail (1695-1759) Deux pages, pierre noire et sanguine, 27 x 23,5 cm. Estimation €150.000-180.000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Paris - Christie's a l'honneur d'annoncer la vente d’un ensemble de quinze oeuvres provenant de la Collection Veil-Picard. Cette collection est considérée comme l’une des références absolues en matière de peintures et de dessins français des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Cet ensemble exceptionnel porte le sceau de l’une des plus prestigieuses lignées de collectionneurs français qui,... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2009

"Look What’s New! The Second Century of Collecting" @ the Toledo Museum of Art

Jean-Siméon Chardin (French, 1699-1779), The Washerwoman. Oil on canvas, about 1733-39. Toledo Museum of Art. Purchased with funds from the Florence Scott Libbey Bequest in Memory of her Father, Maurice A. Scott, 2006.3 TOLEDO, OH.- On February 27, 2009, the Toledo Museum of Art opens a new exhibition that spans continents, centuries and galleries. Look What’s New! The Second Century of Collecting at the Toledo Museum of Art highlights the most exciting and significant works of art added to the collection since TMA’s centennial... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2008

"La volupté du goût, La peinture française au temps de Madame de Pompadour" au Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours

Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre,  L’Enlèvement d’Europe, 1750, 240 x 274 cm. Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art: © Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund. « Goût se dit en peinture du caractère particulier qui règne dans un tableau par rapport au choix des objets qui sont représentés et à la façon dont ils sont rendus » Diderot « Viens, fastueux imbécile, qui ne mets ton plaisir que dans l’opinion d’autrui ! Que je t’apprenne à le goûter toi-même ! Sois voluptueux,... [Lire la suite]