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]

28 octobre 2017

"Portrait of the Artist" offers rare look at images of artists from the British Royal Collection

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c. 1638–39. Oil on canvas. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection, opening on October 28, 2017 and remaining on view until February 4, 2018. Following the acclaimed exhibition that debuted at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2016, Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2017

Last privately-owned painting by Leonardo Da Vinci to go on sale for $100 million

  Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi. Oil on walnut panel. Panel dimensions: 25 13/16 x 17 15/16 in (65.5 x 45.1 cm) top; 17¾ in (45.6 cm) bottom; Painted image dimensions: 15⅜ x 17½ in (64.5 x 44.7 cm). Estimate on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 NEW YORK - As fascinating as any best-selling thriller, the rediscovery of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, one of fewer than 20 surviving paintings accepted as from the artist’s own hand, has caused a worldwide media sensation. The next... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

RISD Museum exhibits seventy works on paper from the British Museum's collection

Anonymous, Book of the Dead: the final judgement scene, about 940 BC, red and black ink on papyrus. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum. PROVIDENCE, RI.- The RISD Museum presents Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum, which explores the vital role of drawing as a continual and active process of discovery. The exhibition is on view from October 6, 2017, through January 7, 2018, and is one of only two U.S. presentations for this remarkable show. Lines of Thought... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2017

"Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection" exhibition at the MET

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, 1780-1867). Study for "Raphael and the Fornarina" (detail), ca. 1814. Graphite on white wove paper, 10 x 7 3/4 in. (25.4 x 19.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.646) Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning October 4, presents 60 masterpieces of European drawing spanning the Renaissance to the Modern age. It is the first presentation to highlight the... [Lire la suite]