21 mars 2022

Meadows Museum, SMU launches exhibition/research initiative featuring Juan Sánchez Cotán's work

Juan Sánchez Cotán (Spanish, 1560–1627), Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, c. 1602. Oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 33 1/4 in. (68.9 x 84.5 cm). The San Diego Museum of Art, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1945.43. Photo by Matthew Meier. DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum, SMU launched an exhibition and research initiative designed to demonstrate and celebrate the significant holdings of Spanish art in American museum collections while increasing contributions to scholarship in the field of Spanish art. Titled... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2022

'Hyperreal. The Art of Trompe l’Oeil' at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, 16 March to 22 May 2022

Samuel van Hoogstraten, Trompe l'Oeil Still Life, 1666-1678. Oil on canvas. 63 x 79 cm. © Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle Painting images that are impossible to distinguish from reality has been a challenge for artists of all periods. The ability to deceive the viewer by making the painted seem real through the laws of optics and perspective is a visual game of which the earliest examples are known from descriptions in Greek literary texts. Since then, trompe l’oeil has been extensively present in the arts,... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

More than 100 works from the most influential Spanish masters illustrate the global impact of Spain's Golden Age

Francisco de Zurbarán (Spain, 1598–1664), Saint Francis in prayer in a grotto, 1650-1655. Oil on canvas, 62 x 39 9/16 in. (157.5 x 100.5 cm), Gift of Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner, 2014.132, San Diego Museum of Art. SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art presents the exhibition Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, featuring more than 100 outstanding works by leading artists from Spain and its global territories during the pivotal years of around 1600 to 1750. On view May 18, 2019 through Sept.... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Exhibition offers a glimpse into the variety and opulence of Spanish still life paintings

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, Ca. 1602, San Diego, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam © The San Diego Museum of Art. BRUSSELS.- Eighty works by Spanish masters are arranged in a chronological overview, from the 1600s to the present-day. The still life paintings of great and universally acknowledged artists, such as Cotán, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró and Dalí are shown alongside works by their predecessors and contemporaries, providing the most comprehensive picture possible of this genre and its... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2017

Museo del Prado opens new permanent collection itinerary on same-sex relationships

Room 12. Hermaphrodite. Deceptive Appearances Section. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inviting visitors to focus on its collection from a different viewpoint through a selection of 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings which are habitually on display in its galleries. Representing part of the complex western cultural heritage, they can now be viewed as a marvellous testimony to different, minority and, on occasions, silent affective formulas.  Each of these independent but interrelated thematic routes reflects an... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2008

"El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III" @ The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Francisco Ribalta, The Ecstasy of St. Francis of Assisi: The Vision of the Musical Angel, about 1620-1625. Oil on canvas, 42 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches. Collection of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. DURHAM, N.C..- The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents the exhibition, El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III, the first comprehensive exhibition of art made for this Spanish court four centuries ago. Among the works of two giants of... [Lire la suite]