31 mai 2016

'Electric Paris' at Bruce Museum

Alfred Maurer (American, 1868-1932), 'Nocturne, Paris', n.d. Oil on board, 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Avery Galleries GREENWICH, CT. - Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity. The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination.  By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

Rare works by John Singer Sargent lead Sotheby's $27.1M American Art Auction in New York

 Lot 8. John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Poppies (A study of "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose"), inscribed 'Painted by John Sargent in Russell House Garden/1886 Lily Millet' on the reverse, oil on canvas, 24 3/8 by 35 7/8 inches (61.9 by 91.1 cm). Painted in 1886. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 USD. Lot sold 6,858,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Four works by John Singer Sargent totaled $11.2 million last night, surpassing their combined high estimate... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Exhibition at the Holburne Museum, Bath brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections

Poster exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, from 13 February to 5 June 2016. BATH.- An exquisite new exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, on show from 13 February to 5 June 2016 at the Holburne Museum in Bath, brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections to celebrate the Impressionists’ observations of humanity.  The focus of the exhibition is on figurative paintings by artists who exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 in Paris, including Edgar Degas,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2015

LACMA receives major gift of art from Barbra Streisand in honor of its 50th anniversary

John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward & Victor, 1900-01. Oil on canvas, 100 x 65 in. Promised gift of Barbra Streisand. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced a bequest commitment of a major painting from Barbra Streisand—a stunning 1900–1901 portrait, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward & Victor, by American artist John Singer Sargent. The bequest is being made in honor of LACMA’s 50th anniversary in 2015. “Barbra Streisand’s wonderful gift will add depth to an already... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

“Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” Launches Its American Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo by Nick McCann. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens an unprecedented exhibition: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, which will be on view at the Museum from June 22 to September 21, 2014. The exhibition marks the first time the renowned collection of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley, housed at Houghton Hall, the family estate in Norfolk, will travel outside of England.  The house and much of its collection were built in the early... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2014

Christie's New York presents an American dynasty: Clark family treasures

Heir to a fortune: Huguette Clark, pictured in 1930, was notoriously exclusive. New York – Christie's is honored to announce early highlights and international tour dates for the upcoming sales of property from the Clark Family Collection. As one of the nation’s wealthiest men at the turn of the 20th century, William Andrews (W.A.) Clark’s (1839-1925) name is synonymous with American aspiration, having built a successful personal empire in multiple industries, most notably copper mining. His vast wealth allowed him to... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2014

Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich

King John Cup, c. 1325. Silver, enamel, precious stones; height: 38.8 cm. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. Photo: Pete Huggins NORWICH- A major exhibition of works of art celebrating the rich and distinctive culture and artistic heritage of East Anglia, from antiquity through to the present day, will mark the unveiling of the newly-refurbished galleries by Foster + Partners at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, opening on 14 September 2013,... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2013

10 masterpieces painting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Attributed to Gentile Bellini, "A Seated Scribe" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum This singular painting, which has intrigued scholars and inspired whole exhibitions, shows a young scribe in the Ottoman court hunched over a writing pad. Attributed - though with no great certainty - to Bellini, it is one of the most evocative and popular works in the museum. Titian, "Europa" - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Painting doesn’t get better than this. The mythological scene, which depicts Europa being abducted by Zeus... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2012

The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors @ the National Gallery of Art

John Singer Sargent, Sir Neville Wilkinson on the Steps of the Palladian Bridge at Wilton House, 1904/1905. Watercolor over graphite, 355 x 254 mm. Joseph F. McCrindle Collection. WASHINGTON, DC.- Paying tribute to the remarkable collector Joseph F. McCrindle (1923–2008), the National Gallery of Art presents The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors, on view in the West Building Ground Floor galleries from June 17 through November 25, 2012. The McCrindle exhibition highlights 71 of the nearly 300... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2010

"Sargent and Impressionism" @ Adelson Galleries

John Singer Sargent, By the River, circa 1888-1889. Oil on canvas, 78.7 x 63.5 cm. Private collection Sargent and Impressionism – an exceptional selection of landscapes and interiors painted by John Singer Sargent – will be on view at Adelson Galleries from November 4 through December 18, 2010. Culled from museum and private collections in the United States and abroad, the exhibition’s 28 oil paintings, three watercolors and one ink drawing date from 1883 to 1889. Known as the artist’s Impressionist period, Sargent spent the... [Lire la suite]
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