23 septembre 2019

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg

L'Âge d'or de la peinture anglaise au Musée du Luxembourg PARIS - Le début du règne de George III (1760-1820) marque un tournant pour la peinture anglaise avec l'émergence de deux grandes figures, Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) qui deviendra le premier président de la Royal Academy of Arts en 1768 et Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788). Reconnus comme les précurseurs d'un renouveau artistique en Grande-Bretagne, ces deux artistes ont rivalisé pour élever le genre du portrait notamment à des niveaux d’innovation visuelle et... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2018

Once-in-a-lifetime exhibition reunites lost treasures of Strawberry Hill

Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Horace Walpole, detail, c. 1756–57. © Marquess of Hertford, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. LONDON.- The magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and curiosities created by Horace Walpole for his celebrated gothic villa at Strawberry Hill, which was later dispersed all over the world in the famous sale of the century of 1842, has been reassembled for the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

"Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint" at the Wallace Collection

Joshua Reynolds, Sir Joshua Reynolds, vers 1747-1749 © National Portrait Gallery “A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.” Joshua Reynolds (1784) LONDON - The Wallace Collection’s spring exhibition will offer a fresh perspective on the work of a towering figure of British painting, Joshua Reynolds.Although widely regarded as one of the most important and influential painters of the period, Reynolds’s reputation as an ‘establishment’ artist masks his unquenchable thirst for innovation and his experimental approach... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2014

"Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner, English painting towards modernity" at Palazzo Sciarra Museum in Rome

Joshua Reynolds, Lady Bampfylde, 1776-1777; olio su tela, 238,1 x 148 cm © Tate, London 2014 ROME - Promoted by Fondazione Roma and organised by Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei, the exhibition Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner. British Painting and the Rise of Modernity, will be held in Palazzo Sciarra from the 15th April to the 20th July 2014.The exhibition curated by Carolina Brook and Valter Curzi intends to offer to the public a comprehensive overview of the social and artistic development that took place during the XVIII century in step... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2010

Masterpiece by Reynolds on view after major conservation @ The Courtauld Gallery

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Cupid and Psyche after conservation. Oil on canvas, 140 x 168 cm. Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Samuel Courtauld Trust for display at The Courtauld Gallery, 2004 The Courtauld Gallery is proud to unveil Sir Joshua Reynolds’s late masterpiece Cupid and Psyche after major conservation. It forms the centrepiece of the Gallery’s new temporary display 'The Courtauld Collects! 20 Years of Acquisitions' on view from 17 June to 19 September 2010 and supported... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2009

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792). Autoportrait, vers 1780? Huile sur Panneau - 127 x 101,6 cm. Londres, Royal Academy of Arts © Royal Academy of Arts, Londres "Dutch pictures are a representation of nature, just as it is in a camera obscura". Joshua Reynolds Et n'oubliez pas que mes posts sur l'art sont désormais sur http://elogedelart.canalblog.com/
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05 janvier 2009

Royal Collection Displays Major Works Given by Early Members to the Collection

W..P. Frith, RA, Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881. Oil on canvas, 1883 (Collection: Pope Family Trust). Copyright Christies Image Limited LONDON.- History painting was regarded as the pinnacle of High Art and strongly promoted by Sir Joshua Reynolds above other genres such as portraiture, landscape and still life. This new display includes major works given by early Members of the Royal Academy to the Collection including biblical subjects by Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley and John Francis Rigaud, as well as Henry... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2008

"The Intimate Portrait" @ the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, New York

Attributed to Nathaniel Dance (1735–1811), Angelica Kauffman (c.1764–6). Graphite and watercolour; 132 x 113 mm. Collection National Gallery of Scotland NEW YORK, NY.- The first ever major UK exhibition to examine a fascinating but relatively unknown aspect of British portraiture will open at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this autumn. The Intimate Portrait will explore the period between the 1730s and the 1830s – the heyday of British portraiture – when some of the country’s greatest artists produced beautifully worked... [Lire la suite]