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]

19 septembre 2011

Jusepe De Ribera's masterpiece Mary Magdalene on view @ the Meadows Museum

Jusepe de Ribera (Spanish, 1591-1652), Mary Magdalene, 1641. Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, P1103. Image © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid DALLAS, TX.- Beginning September 18, Giusepe de Ribera’s monumental portrait of Mary Magdalene from the collection of the Museo Nacional del Prado will be on view at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The exhibition, “Ribera: Mary Magdalene in a New Context,” which... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2011

The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso @ The Courtauld Gallery

  Juan de Juanes (Vicente Juan Macip) (Valencia c.1510-1579 Bocairente), Two studies for Saint Stephen taken to his martyrdom. Pen and brown ink, 217 x 315 mm © The Courtauld Gallery, London The Courtauld Gallery holds one of the most important collections of Spanish drawings in Britain. This exhibition is planned to coincide with the publication of the complete scholarly catalogue of the collection, which has been in preparation for the past three years. Comprising some 120 works, the collection ranges from the 16th to the... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

"Picturing the Senses in European Art" @ MFAH

  Parrasio Micheli, Young Woman Playing a Lute, c. 1570, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. HOUSTON, TX- Picturing the Senses in European Art, organized by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, explores artists’ interest in evoking the five senses through both allegorical and realistic associations. The exhibition of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century paintings and works on paper is drawn largely from the permanent collections of the Blaffer Foundation and the MFAH, and offers an opportunity to see some significant... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2011

"Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850" @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Portrait of a Man, c. 1530, by Parmigianino. Oil on canvas. Private collection. WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- A special exhibition of European portrait painting, featuring works by master artists from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth century, is on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from January 23 through March 27, 2011, in the exhibition Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850. Representing the range of styles and themes in Old Master portraiture as practiced in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy,... [Lire la suite]