09 avril 2012

Cicle of Joseph Marie Vien. The painter Clément dresed as the Prestre de la Loy

Cicle of  Joseph Marie Vien. The painter Clément dresed as the Prestre de la Loy. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas. 42 by 31.5cm., 16½ by 12½in. Lot 229. ESTIMATION 30,000-40,000 GBP EXHIBITED: Turkophilia, Paris 2011 LITTERATURE: Paris 2011, p. 90 NOTE DE CATALOGUE: This work relates to the print Prestre de la Loy from the series Caravanne du Sultan à la Mecque, published in 1749, which included thirty prints by Vien. As Vien explained in his dedication page, he took inspiration... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2011

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century at the MFA in Houston

Pompeo Batoni, Academic Nude, 1765. Charcoal heightened with black and white chalk on blue-grey paper. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. HOUSTON, TX.-At the end of the 18th century, fresh archeological finds in Herculaneum and Pompeii inspired artists, intellectuals, and the public all over Europe to be newly fascinated with antiquities. “Neoclassicism” is the term given to the various classicizing movements that developed in the late 18th to early 19th centuries and... [Lire la suite]