01 juillet 2021

'Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation' at San Diego Museum

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Sibylle de Clève, Elector of Saxe, 1531. Oil on panel. Collection from the Fondation Bemberg. © Fondation Bemberg and RMN. The San Diego Museum of Art plans to open to two summer exhibitions, Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation and Everything You See Could Be A Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear. From Old Master paintings to contemporary, hyper-realistic drawings, works from these exhibitions are rarely seen in the U.S. and will be... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2020

Ideals of beauty, female figure explored in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, German, 1472–1553. The Three Graces, 1535. Oil on wood panel. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-1. Nelson-Atkins Museum. KANSAS CITY, MO.- The pursuit of the “ideal” female body was as much a preoccupation in Renaissance Germany as it is today. Like the filtered photographs we encounter today in magazines and social media posts, images of idealized women in various stages of undress also proliferated during the 15th and 16th centuries. The exhibition Perfectly Imperfect: Cranach, Dürer... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2020

''Cranach: Artist & Innovator' at Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus and Cupid © Compton Verney Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) was one of the leading German painters and printmakers of the early sixteenth century. Born in the Bavarian town of Kronach, from which he took his name, he became court painter to the Electors of Saxony. A close friend of Martin Luther, Cranach was a key artist of the Protestant Reformation, producing woodcut illustrations for Luther’s texts, and founding a successful publishing business. Cranach’s... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2019

Troy: Myth & Reality at British Museum, London

Terracotta face pot from Troy, c. 2550–1750 BC, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte. Photograph © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Photo: Claudia Plamp. LONDON - The British Museum announces its major exhibition for Autumn 2019. The BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality will be the first major Troy exhibition in the UK. It will reveal the lasting legacy of stories from the Trojan War, first told by early poets such as Homer and Virgil and retold and reinterpreted right up to the present day. The show... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

At the Met, The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

Lorenz Helmschmid (German, first recorded 1467, died 1516). Field Armor of Maximilian I (detail), 1480. Steel, copper alloy, and leather. Sallet: private collection, New York; all other armor elements: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Imperial Armoury (A 60) NEW YORK, NY - The first major exhibition to focus on the critical role that armor played in the life and ambitions of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519) will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 7, 2019. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

'Lucas Cranach – Renaissance Beauties' at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki, 26 sep 2019 - 5 jan 2020

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar),  Portrait of a young woman, 1525), oil on beech wood, collection O. W. Klinckowström, Finnish National Gallery. Photo: Kansallisgalleria, Hannu Aaltonen. Courtesy Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Helsinki- Renaissance Beauties is the first monographic exhibition in Finland on the oeuvre of the great German Renaissance master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472−1553). The works on display include paintings and prints from the collections of... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

Koller Zurich announces highlights from its March auctions

Lot 3209. Arnold Böcklin (Basel 1827 – 1901 San Domenico bei Fiesole), The battle on the bridge. 1889. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower left: A. Böcklin pint 1889. 96 x 149.5 cm. Estimate CHF 250 000 / 350 000 (€ 219 300 / 307 020). Courtesy Koller Zurich  ZURICH.- An impressive work by Arnold Böcklin, “„Der Kampf auf der Brücke“ (“The Battle on the Bridge”), will be offered in the auction of 19th Century Paintings on 29 March at Koller Zurich. Inspired by Rubens’ “Battle of the Amazons”, this... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

National Gallery acquires new Renaissance painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553), Venus and Cupid, 1529. Oil on wood, 38.1 × 23.5 cm. Signed. A gift from the Drue Heinz Charitable Trust, 2018, IV: NG6680. The National Gallery © 2019 LONDON.- Visitors to the National Gallery are now able to view a new acquisition by one of the Renaissance’s most significant figures. Venus and Cupid (1529) by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), one of the leading German painters of the early 16th century, is being displayed in Room 4 and is... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2018

Exhibition traces the emergence and influence of the nude in Renaissance art

Allegory of Fortune, about 1530, Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolò de Lutero), oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, Renaissance artists made the nude central to their art, creating lifelike, vibrant, and varied representations of the human body. This transformative moment is one that would shape the course of European art history and resonate through the present day. On view at the J. Paul Getty... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2018

Rubens, Canova and Turner lead $100 million sale week in London

Harry Dalmeny fielding bids. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This week’s sales concluded today with a combined total of £77.7 million / $102.6 million, with strong results across Old Master and British paintings and drawings, decorative arts, sculptures and antiquities spanning over two millennia. OLD MASTERS EVENING, 4 July • Total up 70% on last December. • Participants spanning four continents, with buying from Asia, Russia and Latin America. • 77.3% of lots sold. • More than half of the lots achieved... [Lire la suite]