21 octobre 2017

Top prices paid for Old Master paintings at Dorotheum auction

Lot 104. Felice Ficherelli (San Gimignano 1603–1660 Florence), Saint Praxedis, oil on canvas, 115 x 90 cm, framed. Estimate EUR 150,000 to 200,000. Price realized EUR 350,508 (USD 350,000). © Dorotheum IENNA.- Old masters are always in season – as the Dorotheum auction of 17th October 2017 once again showed, when numerous bidders vied to acquire the excellent selection of paintings at this well-attended event. The remarkable story behind the work... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2017

Christie's July Classic Week totals $112,601,271

A carved marble group of two addorsed lions marble lions from the tomb of Charles V by André Beauneveu sold for £9,349,000 / $12,088,257 / €10,648,511. World auction record for any medieval work of art. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week concluded on 13 July 2017, achieving a combined total of £87,169,480 / $112,601,271 / €98,976,239 across 11 sales, spanning the Decorative Arts, Antiquities, Old Master & British Paintings, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art,... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

'Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera' at Meadows Museum

DALLAS, TX.- Opening March 12, 2017, Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera will be the most comprehensive presentation ever dedicated to the artist’s drawings— and the first major monographic exhibition organized on the artist in the United States in the last 25 years. Although Ribera is known principally for his paintings and prints, he produced an extensive corpus of drawings, many of which are independent studies or works of art in their own right. Co-organized with the Museo Nacional del Prado, the... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2017

"Beyond Caravaggio" exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Ireland

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio  (1571-1610), 'Boy Bitten by a Lizard', ca. 1593-1595, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Florencia. © Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi  DUBLIN.- The highly anticipated exhibition Beyond Caravaggio opened this Saturday 11 February in the National Gallery of Ireland. Out of a total of 42 major works from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, four are master paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

The San Diego Museum of Art acquires Spanish Baroque masterpiece

Jusepe de Ribera, Saint James the Lesser, ca. 1632. SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art announced the acquisition of Saint James the Lesser (ca. 1632) by Jusepe de Ribera. This 17th-century work by the renowned Spanish Baroque master builds on the Museum’s prestigious collection of Spanish art. The painting is currently on display in the European galleries alongside other masterpieces in the collection by Francisco de Zurbarán, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and El Greco.  Considered the first great Old Master... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

Christie's announces discoveries in the collection of Brian Sewell

Brian Sewell with Andrea Sacchi's, The Madonna and Child with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Cosmas and Damian – a bozzetto in 1966 © Adam Woolfitt for The Weekend Telegraph, 10 June 1966 LONDON.- Discoveries made at Christie’s have led to new attributions in the collection of Brian Sewell and an oil on paper study has now been associated with a group of pictures hanging in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. A drawing formerly thought to have been by a follower of... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2016

First British art star's self-portrait smashes world reord at Bonhams Old Masters Sale

 (London 1611-1646), Portrait of the artist, bust-length, in a black tunic and white collar, oil on canvas, 62 x 47.2cm (24 7/16 x 18 9/16in). Estimate £200,000 - 300,000 (€260,000 - 380,000). Sold for £1,106,500 (€1,298,053). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- The earliest known self-portrait by William Dobson (1611-1656) sold for £1,106,500 at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London today, 6 July. This is a new world record price for a work by the artist at auction... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2016

Berlin's Gemäldegalerie exhibits paintings from the Golden Age of Spanish art

El Siglo de Oro. Die Ära Velázquez BERLIN.- The Siglo de Oro – the Golden Age of Spanish art – remains one of the most important chapters in European cultural history. Prominent painters of the era such as Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbaran belong to the ranks of the greatest masters of art history just as much as do the sculptors Gregorio Fernández, Pedro de Mena and Juan Martínez Montañés.  Diego Velázquez (Sevilla 1599 – Madrid 1660), Mars, nach 1641. Öl auf Leinwand, 179... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2011

"Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome" @ the Kimbell Art Museum

Caravaggio, Boy Bitten by a Lizard, 1594–96, oil on canvas. Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence FORT WORTH, TX.- Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome opens October 16, 2011, at the Kimbell Art Museum, its only U.S. venue. Electrifying in his originality, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) was a controversial genius whose short life was rife with conflict and who, in just the last half-­‐century, has reemerged as one of the most celebrated artists of all time. “Caravaggiomania,” as described... [Lire la suite]