19 juillet 2020

'Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)' at National Gallery of Canada

Witness the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, who bring monsters to life in an artful manner. The word “monster” comes from the Latin monstrum, meaning an anomaly in the natural order. Throughout the ages, artists have given shape to those abnormalities that populate collective imaginations. This exhibition showcases the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, in bringing monsters to life in an artful manner. Drawn from the collection... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the first 60 years of the etched print

Daniel Hopfer (German, 1471–1536). Death and the Devil Surprising two Women, ca. 1500–1510. Etching; first state of two.  Plate: 6 3/16 x 8 7/8 in. (15.7 x 22.6 cm). Sheet: 6 5/16 x 8 15/16 in. (16 x 22.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 (51.501.383). NEW YORK, NY.- The emergence of etching on paper in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries—when the technique moved out of the workshops of armor decorators and into those of... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450-1700) on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Hendrick Goltzius, The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588 (detail). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2019. Photo: NGC. OTTAWA.- Monsters and supernatural creatures –, sometimes horrifying, always fascinating – created between 300 and 500 years ago are the subject of a new exhibition of works on paper on view at the National Gallery of Canada from November 29, 2019, to March 29, 2020.Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700) presents nearly 70 rarely exhibited... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2019

£11 million drawing by Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden at risk of export

Lucas van Leyden (about 1494 - 1533) A Young Man Standing. Black chalk, watermark pot with two handles, cut and laid down 11 x 51/8 inches (27.9 x 13.2cm), recommended price of £11,483,750 plus VAT of £296,750. LONDON.- Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed an export bar on a 500 year old drawing worth £11.4 million in a bid to keep it in the country. The work, A Young Man Standing, by Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden, is one of only 28 drawings by the artist known to survive and his only drawing not held in a... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2018

Christie's sale led by very rare drawing by Lucas van Leyden

Lucas van Leyden (Leiden 14891494-1533), A Young Man Standing. 11 x 5⅛ in (27.9 x 13.2 cm). Sold for £11,483,750/ $14,607,330/ €12,827,349 (estimate: in the region of £1.5 million) Setting a World Record Price for the Artist at Auction. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018.  LONDON.- Having been carefully selected to ensure that nothing intrinsic to the history of Rugby School was sold, the sale Old Masters/New Scholars: Works of Art to Benefit Rugby School on 4 December realised a total of £14,794,125 / $18,818,128 /... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2018

Prints of La Verna explore Franciscan imagery at the National Gallery of Art

Cosmè Tura, Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1470s, miniature on vellum, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1946.21.14. WASHINGTON.- One of the most innovative Italian books of the early baroque period, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia, published in 1612, illustrates the experiences of Saint Francis and the buildings of the Franciscan community at La Verna. Drawing from the National Gallery of Art's rich holdings of works with Franciscan imagery, Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2017

Rare Netherlandish drawings unveiled at National Gallery of Art

Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1450, silverpoint on gray prepared paper, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. WASHINGTON, DC.- Rotterdam's historic Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds one of the finest collections of Netherlandish master drawings. In a special presentation of this collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 100 works explore the many functions of drawings, from preparatory studies for paintings and designs for prints to finished works of art. On view from October... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne presents more than 80 of Lucas van Leyden's prints

Lucas van Leyden, Woman with the Dog, 1510, Engraving, 105 x 72 mm (sheet), Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München MUNICH.- Lucas van Leyden was the most important Dutch engraver of the Northern Renaissance. Born in Leiden (also known as Leyden), he specialized in this art form at a very early age and elevated it to the highest level. In 1604, the art theorist Karel van Mander (1548–1606) reported that Lucas, as a child prodigy, had completed his first dated engraving at the age of... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2017

Groundbreaking exhibition of Memento Mori from the Renaissance opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer, German," St. Jerome in his Study," 1514, engraving. Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art opened a groundbreaking exhibition on the visual culture of mortality and morality in early Renaissance Europe. On view from June 24 to November 26, 2017, The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe reveals how, in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, Renaissance artists sought to address the critical human... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2016

Rijksmuseum hosts Lucas van Leyden's masterpiece "The Last Judgement "

 Lucas van Leyden, The Last Judgment (1526-27). Collection Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden. AMSTERDAM.- For the coming two years the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour is hosting 'The Last Judgement' (1526-27), the sixteenth-century work of genius by Lucas van Leyden. Over the last 450 years the altarpiece has left Leiden for brief periods only twice, which makes its temporary relocation to Amsterdam a historic event. The triptych is without doubt the jewel in the crown of Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, which is... [Lire la suite]
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