21 février 2012

"The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900" @ the Legion of Hono

   Frederic Leighton, Pavonia, 1858–9, oil on canvas. Private collection   SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900, on view at the Legion of Honor, is the first major exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the British Aesthetic Movement, tracing its evolution from a small circle of progressive artists and poets, through the achievements of innovative painters and architects, to its broad impact on fashion and the middle-class home. Over 180 superb... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2011

"Beauté, morale et volupté dans l'Angleterre d'Oscar Wilde" @ Musée d'Orsay

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917),Sainte Cécile [Saint Cecilia],1895. Huile sur toile. H. 123,2 ; L. 200,7 cm. Collection particulière, c/o Christie's© Christie's Images / Bridgeman Art Library Cette exposition explore l'"aesthetic movement" qui, dans l'Angleterre de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, se donne pour vocation d'échapper à la laideur et au matérialisme de l'époque, par une nouvelle idéalisation de l'art et de la beauté. Peintres, poètes, décorateurs et créateurs définissent un art libéré des principes d'ordre et de... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Portrait and Newly Discovered Sir George Clausen To Be Offered

LONDON.- Christie’s sale of Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours on Thursday, 4 June 2009 will offer works by the leading British artists of late the 19th and early 20th centuries, from the Pre-Raphaelites to the British Impressionists. This auction welcomes the return of important works on paper and includes an impressive selection of drawings and watercolours. Highlights of the sale include Portrait of Annie Miller, 1860, an impressive drawing by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) which is... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2009

Sale Results of 19th Century European Art including Orientalist Paintings, Drawings &Sculpture @ Sotheby's NV

John Frederick Lewis, The Kibab Shop, Scutari, Asia Minor. Oil on panel. 21 by 31 in. (53.3 by 78.7 cm) Est. 1,500,000—2,000,000 USD. Sold 3,442,500 USD to an anonymous. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Polly Sartori, Director of 19th Century Paintings, said, “We achieved a strong sale total of $10.8 million today with a selective offering of important works. Collectors continue to be interested in high quality pictures, and we saw great interest leading up to the sale; however we did see caution among bidders and a... [Lire la suite]


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