08 novembre 2017

Major works by Bacon and Freud on display in first 'School of London' exhibition in New York

London Painters installation view, Photograph by Maris Hutchinson. vNEW YORK, NY.- London Painters brings together works by a small group of artists who have commonly been identified as the main proponents of the so-called “School of London”: Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj and Leon Kossoff. Through a selection of self-portraits, depictions of their loyal, sometimes shared sitters and London scenes, the show explores the artists’ dedication to the figure and... [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]
31 juillet 2017

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum exhibits masterpieces from the collection of Alicia Koplowitz

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Maja and Procuress on the Balcony, 1808-1812 © Collection Alicia Koplowitz - Grupo Omega Capital. BILBAO.- Over the past few decades the Alicia Koplowitz – Grupo Omega Capital Collection has become one of the most important art collections in Europe. Despite this, it has remained largely unknown with the exception of the recent display of around 50 works at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. The exhibition at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an artistic event of the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

Lucian Freud's actual-size strawberries fetch £1.2 million

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Still life of flowers in a Berkemeijer glass beaker decorated with raspberry prunts, including red and white parrot tulips, a white rose with a butterfuly and a pink rose, marigolds, lily-of-the-valley, forget-me-not and violets, with a sprig of rosemary and a fly on the shelf beneath, signed with the monogram AB (lower right), oil on copper. Lot sold £2,971,250. Auction record for the artist in... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

Bacon, Freud and the School of London explored at Museo Picasso Málaga

The Second Version of Tryptich 1944 (1988) by Francis Bacon is on show. Photo: Jesús Domínguez © Museo Picasso Málaga  MALAGA.- In the 1950s a small group of painters who shared the same artistic concerns and were connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration explored the appearance and vulnerability of the body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. Through the depiction of the figure and their own everyday landscape, these artists conveyed the delicacy and vitality of the human condition... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

TEFAF New York Spring offers first look at debut fair focusing on modern and contemporary art & design

  NEW YORK, NY.- TEFAF New York has released a “first look” at the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair that will take place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2016

Portraits of artists from Rubens to Freud on display at The Queen's Gallery in London

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652), Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9. Oil on canvas, 98.6 x 75.2 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 405551. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON.- Some of the finest portraits of artists, collected by monarchs since Charles I, are on display in an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Portrait of the Artist explores the changing image of the creative genius from the 15th century to the... [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]
12 août 2016

Lucian Freud, Portrait of the Hound, 2011

Lucian Freud (British (born Germany), Berlin 1922–2011 London), Portrait of the Hound, 2011. Oil on canvas, 62 3/16 × 54 5/16 in. (158 × 138 cm). Private Collection © Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images / photograph courtesy Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich Freud worked on this canvas of considerable size for four years, even in the weeks immediately before his death, when it was left unfinished on the easel. Depicted from a point of view directly above the sitters are Freud’s long-term assistant and model... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from 250th anniversary sale "Defining British Art"

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792), Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge (d. 1820), daughter and heiress of Richard Long of Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, in a white dress with a sheer brown scarf and a ribbon and pearls in her hair, with her spaniel, in a landscape, 1778. Oil on canvas. 50 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (127.3 x 102.1 cm.). Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- Infatuation with arresting beauty has always compelled artists to produce masterpieces and four superb works are... [Lire la suite]