15 août 2019

National Gallery reveals images of ‘abandoned’ angel and Christ underneath The Virgin of the Rocks

Left: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Virgin of the Rocks (1491–99, 1506–08), National Gallery version, © The National Gallery, London. Right: Virgin of the Rocks - tracing of the lines relating to underdrawing for the first composition, incorporating information from all technical images. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- New scientific research by the National Gallery into Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks (about 1491/2-9 and 1506-8) has expanded our knowledge of the... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2019

Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

 Chatsworth House. © Chatsworth House Trust NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York opened its doors today to Treasures from Chatsworth – a rare, public exhibition in the United States of works from the fabled Devonshire Collection, held at historic Chatsworth House in the United Kingdom. Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and has evolved... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2019

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Benois Madonna' returns to Italy after 35 years

Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Benois Madonna', between 1478 and 1480. Oil on canvas, 49.5 cm × 33 cm (19.5 in × 13 in), Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. FABRIANO.- In the year of the 500th anniversary of his death, the youth masterpiece of the Tuscan Maestro returns to Italy, 35 years after his only exhibition at the 13th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference in Fabriano. The Hermitage therefore, unlike others, has chosen to celebrate the genius of the great... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2019

Exhibition brings together more than 200 of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest drawings

LONDON.- Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection, forming the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years. Drawing served as Leonardo's laboratory, allowing him to work out his ideas on paper and search for the universal laws that he believed underpinned all of creation. The drawings by Leonardo in the Royal Collection have been together as a group since the artist's death... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2019

Exhibition celebrates Andrea del Verrocchio and his most famous pupil, Leonardo

Andrea del Verrocchio (Andrea di Michele di Francesco Cioni; Florence, c. 1435– Venice, 1488), Madonna and Child, c. 1470 or 1475, tempera and oil on panel, 75.5 x 54.8 cm. Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Gemäldegalerie. FLORENCE.- The first comprehensive retrospective devoted to Andrea del Verrocchio (1435 - 1488) opened in Florence this Spring at the Palazzo Strozzi, with an accompanying presentation at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo brings together masterpieces by Verrocchio from... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2018

First ever exhibition in Scotland dedicated to Charles II's art collection goes on display

Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1721), Charles II, c.1670–75. Oil on canvas, 219.1 x 135.8 cm, RCIN 409151. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018. EDINBURGH.- Highlights of the magnificent art collection assembled by Charles II following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 have gone on display in a new exhibition on view at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Exploring the rich world of Charles II’s court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2018

A landmark exhibition investigates Leonardo da Vinci's early years as an artist

Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi, A Miracle of Saint Donatus of Arezzo (detail), ca. 1475–85. Oil on panel. Worcester Art Museum, Mass., Theodore T. and Mary G. Ellis Collection, inv. no. 1940.29. Photo: Image courtesy the Worcester Art Museum. NEW HAVEN, CONN.- On view at the Yale University Art Gallery from June 29 through October 7, Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio’s Studio investigates a virtually unknown period in the career of perhaps the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo

Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi, A Miracle of Saint Donatus of Arezzo, about 1479, painting on panel, Theodore T. and Mary G. Ellis Collection, 1940.29. Image courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum. WORCESTER, MASS.- The Worcester Art Museum is presenting an exhibition revealing the hand of Leonardo da Vinci in two Renaissance panel paintings—the Museum’s A Miracle of Saint Donatus and the Musée du Louvre’s Annunciation—while reuniting these two panels for the first time since they were separated in the... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2018

'Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing' in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK

Attributed to Francesco Melzi, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1515-18. Red chalk, 27.5 x 19.0 cm (sheet of paper), RCIN 912726. Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2018 In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.  Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event, will give the widest-ever UK audience the... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2017

Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi makes auction history

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, painted circa 1500. 25⅞ x 18 in (65.7 x 45.7 cm). Sold for $450,312,500 in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in New York. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 NEW YORK - On a historic night at Christie’s in New York, Salvator Mundi, a depiction of Christ as ‘Saviour of the World’ by one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, sold for $450,312,500 / £342,182,751 (including buyer’s premium), becoming the most expensive painting ever... [Lire la suite]